When you start a fitness or exercise programme, it helps to understand the role nutrition plays in achieving your goals.
Without considering your body’s nutritional needs, your exercise regime may not be as effective as it could be. If your goal is to gain muscle, you will have different nutritional needs than someone who is aiming to lose weight. A good starting point is to understand what macronutrients are, and the role they play in fuelling your body.
You may have heard people talking about ‘macros’ as they are often a major focus for bodybuilders and athletes. Macros, or macronutrients, are the categories of nutrients that provide your body with energy: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. When someone says they are counting their macros, they mean that they are keeping track of how many grams of carbohydrates, fats, and protein they are consuming.