What are macros? How they help to work on diet plan effectively?
When there is a thought to get in shape two things always strike our mind i.e. diet & exercise. If we go to the next level and compare which thing will work effectively then diet always wins over exercise. The reason behind this is our lifestyle, we are living now a day.
So a person serious enough to get in shape can get effective results by mere working on diet if they work less on exercise part. And if there is a proper plan and execution behind the diet planning, results are fantabulous. You will be in shape in a short duration of time.
So this is the main reason counting your macros is so important while planning our diet. A diet should be customised and synchronise with macros to get productive results. So before planning/tracking for macros calculation we should know what are macros. How they work. How macros diet is effective over normal diet.
What are Macros?
Macros is nothing but short form of macronutrients.
Next question is what are macronutrient then?
I want to tell you that our food contains generally 4 types of nutrients that help us to get energy to do our routine work. And these 4 nutrients are
These macronutrients have different composition of calories.
Calorie composition of macros are:
Protein: 1-gram protein= 4 K calorie
Carbohydrate: 1-gram protein= 4 K calorie
Fats: 1-gram protein= 9 K calorie
Alcohol: 1-gram protein= 7 K calorie
I also want to share the sources of these nutrients so you should become more accurate, precautionary before planning your macros.
Sources of macronutrients
- Eggs, and Protein shakes
- nut butters
- fatty fish and avocados.
- Processed foods/drinks
- All hard drinks
Calculation of macros is just a calculation of these 4 macronutrient in your food intake and managing your calorie goal to achieve your fitness. To get in shape you have to take a complete examination of yourself.
After examining yourself you will get to know that
Is there any need to lose weight?
Should you gain weight?
You should maintain the current weight?
And the final calorie plan solely depends upon the above statements.
Now I want to share top 5 common diet tips to work on your fitness plan effectively. Whether to be get in shape, lose weight or getting overall health all diets are started with good intentions but most of the diets doesn’t work.
Why this happen?
There is enormous reason behind diet failure to achieve your health goals. And the most common reason is non-realistic expectations for losing weight and to get in health.
So before you start your diet plan please keep in mind these things to get a success:
Cutting too many calories from your diet:
It is needed to reduce your calorie intake to a required level but if it goes below that it could impact your metabolism. That is not good sign for a healthy body. Exercise a calorie deficit but keep it in a accepted limit recommended by your health consultant, nutrition councillor.
Cutting carbs too much:
It is never recommended to cut even a single nutrient form your food. Mostly diet advocates cuts carbs from diet. But it is a red flag to your health. Carbohydrate balance the blood sugar and also promote a feeling of satisfaction/fullness. So don’t complete carbohydrate from your food. You can reduce its level to follow your diet.
Size doesn’t matter when it comes to food:
You should be very cautious while selecting your food. Don’t be go for the size of the food. If you will go for it. It will increase the pound in your weight. So don’t take diet on the basis of size because different foods have different composition of calories.
Fears of fatty foods:
Mostly dietician recommend to eliminate fat from your food. It is somehow healthy for the body but some natural fat completes your food and also required to your body. So don’t be in fear to intake fat. Some fats are required to maintain a healthy body
Busy hectic schedule:
As we all aware from our lifestyle. It is becoming hectic every day. In this routine we are skipping our meals in between. This is not a good sign to get our health goal. So be punctual in your food schedule, exercise and yoga to get your health goal.
So be punctual while adopting diet plan and be sustainable to it. As per your health goal manage your macros in your food plan. A disciplined in food habits assure you a good health as well as a promise to achieve your health goals.