The Garage Grind Guide: MACROs

Understanding your body’s needs and fueling it with whole, nutritious food is an essential component of your fitness journey. Maximize your workout performance and see the results you are working towards by investing in both your fitness and nutrition. One of the best ways you can understand your body’s needs and identify the nutrients necessary to achieve your goals is by using MACROs. The name may be intimidating, but the concept is simple and effective. We’ve outlined the basics, so you can begin implementing MACROs to fuel your progress:

What are MACROs?

MACROs Tell You More About What You Are Eating

A simple way to understand how much you are eating is calories, but MACROs take the understanding of calories further, breaking it down into the nutrients you are getting from the foods you are eating. In other words, where are your calories coming from?

When counting calories, it is easy to eat at a calorie deficit or maintenance to work towards your goals, but this does not tell the entire story. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, you could eat only McDonald’s with restricted daily calories, but this would not provide your body the vital nutrients it needs to burn fat and build muscle.

MACROs tell you how many carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you are eating with each meal. MACROs put you back in control of what you are eating. Using this information, you can start tracking more details about your food consumption and create a plan to achieve your desired goals.

MACROs Are Composed of Carbs, Protein, Fat

These are the essential components that you need to be mindful of when tracking your nutrition and maximizing your fuel towards your goals. Protein is important for building muscle, which you need whether your goal is to bulk up or lose weight. Carbs give your body the energy it needs to complete daily tasks and get your daily Garage Grind Training workouts in. Finally, though the word itself has a negative connotation, healthy fats are a vital component of your health, giving your body the nutrients it needs to continue functioning.

How do you use MACROs?

First, you will need to determine what your goals are and the amount of carbs, proteins, and fats that you should consume on a daily basis to accelerate your progress towards those goals. Then, everyday, you will track the foods you eat and learn to eat within the MACROs you have determined are best for you and your body’s needs.

Garage Grind Training now has an in-house certified nutritionist who will get you started on the right foot with MACROs. You will receive a complete nutrition check-up to see where you are now and custom MACROs to utilize daily in working towards your goals.

What are the benefits of using MACROs?

  1. You have more freedom and can truly enjoy your food, without the restrictions that a typical diet requires.

  2. You will learn more about what you are eating and think more about your food, rather than eating mindlessly.

  3. You will get the results you have been working towards, because your MACROs are based on the desired results you would like to achieve.

  4. You will stick with it, because it is not a one-size-fits-all diet, it is made for you and your goals.

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