What's all the talk about MACROS?

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few years I'm sure you've heard the term "macros" but do you understand what macros ARE? "Macros" is short for macronutrients. Our food is composed of three macronutrients (unless you count alcohol which is a 4th macro) they are fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Our body utilizes these macronutrients for different functions but they are all vital. You can meet your protein requirements be eating meat and fish, fats by consuming olive oil, fatty fish, nuts, and seeds, and carbohydrates by consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Although we need all macros you may want to track how much you get from each group depending on your fitness goals. This is called macro tracking and is very effective whether you're trying to lose fat, gain muscle, or just maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you are tracking your macros and need help building meals to meet your macros check out this post from the FASTer Way to Fat Loss blog ( and also SIGN UP for my 6 week FASTer Way to Fat Loss Bootcamp where I will personally coach you to reach your fitness goals by helping you figure out your optimal macros.

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My macro bowl in the pic above: My carbohydrate was whole grain brown rice, protein was ground lean beef, healthy green veggie was broccoli, and healthy fat was olive oil!


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