Macronutrients or ‘macros’ for short consist of protein, carbohydrates and fats. They are essential as they allow us to produce energy and live a healthy lifestyle. Each food that we eat consists of different amounts of macros. When trying to achieve fitness goals, the amount and the ratio of macros that you consume are a crucial factor that can help you achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively. When keeping a food diary, the amount of macros you consume can be more important than the amount of calories that you are eating.
Whether you are looking to gain muscle, lose fat or maintain your current body composition it is crucial that you monitor your daily food intake. You are what you eat after all!