counting your macros, nutrition

Should You Be Counting Macros?

One of the latest movements in the health and wellness industry has been all about counting macros or macronutrients. While there are many different diet plans out there, particularly for healthy weight loss, macro counting has developed a dedicated following of experts who genuinely believe it works.

Like many different diet plans, a macro-focused diet is all about counting. However, it is different than counting calories, points, or carbs. One of the many reasons people tend to love counting macros is because it offers more flexibility. So, should you be counting macros too?

To answer this question, it is important first to know what a macro is.

Macronutrients provide the majority of your energy; among these are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Simply put, when you count macros, you are counting the grams of all of these things that you are consuming.

The goal of macro counting is to help you understand where the calories you consume are coming from and how they impact your body. When counting macros, you start to learn that not all calories are created equal. It isn’t as much about how many calories you are consuming, but about what type of calories you are consuming and what your body is doing with those calories. Are they being used for energy? Or are they being stored as fat on the body?

So, should you be counting macros?

Not everyone is necessarily going to benefit from counting macros. This is because there is no one-size-fits-all diet regimen that will work for everyone. However, if you can stick with it and are dedicated to counting macros regularly, you can see some great results. Bonus – this is thought to be an easy diet plan because of the flexibility in food options.

Many people find that by counting macros, they can lose stubborn fat, feel more energized, have fewer cravings, and maintain lean muscle mass. However, to get the most out of this eating plan, you need to know what your macro goals should be and speak with an expert first about getting started with macro counting. The good news is, LT Men’s Clinic is here to help!

If you have more questions about counting macros and other ways to help manage a healthy diet, contact us at LT Men’s Clinic today. You can call us at 817-369-3605 to schedule your appointment.