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The Macronutrient Mess- Part I- Overview!

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

“Did you count your macros?” “Does this omelet fit your macros?” “Count your macros bro!”

We have all heard the term “macros”, but it often surprises us how little most people know about what macronutrients are, how much you need of each, or even what they do for us in the first place.

In the series, we are going to go through each of the three macronutrients, step-by-step, and talk about what each one does, and what each one does not do. Hopefully, when the series is over, you will have a better understanding of how to construct your diet to get the results that you want. Having proper balance with all three macronutrients is important for general health, but as your goals get more specific, your diet will need to get more specific as well.

What we are not going to do is talk much about calories. Although calories are important, and count for something, we have never had much use for counting them, and neither have our clients. Your body has sensors for nutrients; it does not have sensors for calories. We believe that the calories in/calories out model that we have been jamming down people’s throats for decades is fundamentally flawed.