Macronutrients Rule: The Quick and Dirty Version

Quick and dirty macros guide

 

WHY MACROS RULE!

Uh, not this again.  Why does everyone keep talking about Macros? I am not a body builder so I can just eat regular food, maybe count a few calories, and my body will still transform, right? Wrong!

WHAT ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT? 

Macros matter.  They are nutrients our bodies need in large quantities.  The trifecta of necessary nutrients we need are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Each of these nutrients provides energy for our body, but because the nutrients are composed of different molecules and structures, the kinds of energy they provide are different.  

  •  CARBS PROVIDE FAST ENERGY
  •  PROTEINS PROVIDE EFFICIENT ENERGY 
  •  FATS PROVIDE CONCENTRATED ENERGY 

WHY THE HECK SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT MACROS?

Macros matter because they manage your hormone levels. Hormones are the bosses of all of our cells and regulate everything from growth (if you want bigger muscles), immune function, mood, skin, and metabolism (what most of us want raging).   When your hormones are happy, your metabolism is happy.  And when your metabolism is happy, your body runs like a wellmacronutrients divided into a pie chart-oiled, fat burning, muscle building, and radiant (both skin and mood) machine!  

Macros are measured in ratio of Carb, Protein, and Fat.

SO TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO KNOW

In order to know what your macro ratio is, you need to know your body type. Pick your body type below and bam, you know the magic macro ratio you need to manage your hormones, burn fat and build muscle!

bodytypes

 


ECTOMORPH: People who can eat the kitchen and still shrink in size

You are long and lean with the fastest metabolism! You could eat everything in sight and still not gain weight or mass.  We look at you with envy, wishing we could devour that entire pan of brownies too. But we know you struggle. You struggle to gain weight, put on muscle, and add a little booty to your –licious.

  • 40% CARBS
  • 25% PROTEIN
  • 35% FAT

ENDOMORPH: People that look at donuts and gain weight

You have a soft and round body and no matter how much you run or how much you restrict your diet, you just seem to keep getting rounder. Your metabolism moves like molasses.  When you lift weights, you gain muscles quickly, but you also gain fat at the same time! What the heck!

  • 25% CARBS
  • 35% PROTEIN
  • 40% FAT

MESOMORPH: People who’ve got it all goin’ on

Mesomorphs have the natural build for athletics.  Working out, fitness, and sports can come easy to them.  They can gain weight or gain muscle quickly and easily.

  • 40% CARBS
  • 30% PROTEIN
  • 30% FAT

SO WHAT DO I DO NOW?  

Now that you know the macro ratio for your body type, ITS TIME TO PUT THOSE RATIOS INTO ACTION! To find out how to practically use these ratio numbers in your daily meal plans, click on the link below.

Calculating Your Macros Guide

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