11 Apr How to count macros
HOW TO COUNT MACROS?
To count macros you need to determine how much of each macronutrient you need daily, which is based on your individual body composition and fitness goals. Once determined, you go beyond just counting calories and track how many grams of carbs, fat, and protein a food will provide. You can then plan your diet around foods that will help you reach your daily macro targets. When doing a diet like keto knowing how to count macros is important.
By tracking your macros you really are tracking your calories, but instead of just skimming the surface you are going into more depth. Here are the conversions from grams to calories for carbs, fat and protein.
- CARBS: 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories
- FAT: 1 gram of fat = 9 calories
- PROTEIN: 1 gram of protein = 4 calories
So if you had a food item that had 15g of carbs, 1g of fat and 20 grams of protein it would have approx 149 calories.
15g*4= 60 calories
But if you are counting macros don’t worry about also hitting an exact calorie goal. Your calories will be where they need to be when you are hitting your macros.
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