Well if you’re counting macros, you’re counting calories! (But better 🥰)
Sometimes people look at me like I have 3 heads when I talk about macronutrients but the reality is they are what make up calories.
As explained above, if you look at a nutrition label,
all of the 3 macronutrients (fats, carbs, proteins)
will add up to the total number of calories when multiplied by their individual calories per gram.
The total calories for this example is 250 cals.
🥑Fats have 9 calories per gram.
12g of fat x 9 calories = 108 calories from fats
🍑Carbs have 4 calories per gram.
31g of carbs x 4 calories = 124 calories from carbs
🍗Proteins have 4 calories per gram.
5g of protein x 4 calories = 20 calories from protein
So we add up the calories from the macros:
108 + 124 + 20 = 252 calories per serving! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nutrition labels are allowed to round so they may be a few calories off (which is why your macros might be spot on in MFP but your calories are off).
The difference between counting daily calories versus counting daily macros is that people WAY UNDER EAT their protein macros/calories.
Macro counting puts an emphasis on understanding WHY protein is so necessary for fat loss
(ESPECIALLY if you’re exercising but is also important if you’re not)
and helps us look at the breakdown of our food versus just looking for the “lowest calorie food” when dieting which isn’t good for our mentality NOR our health 🙅🏼♀️ #beenthere
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🔥PS: this is part of something new I have coming for y’all next week 😍