Thursday, January 7, 2021

Macronutrients Matter

A lot of people want to lose weight and think that the answer lies in cutting calories. If it were only that easy!

Counting calories has been the go-to for years and years when it comes to weight loss. The calories in, calories out method has been preached by personal trainers in gyms, weight loss programs and doctors.

The calories in and calories out method works…for a little while. But when you hit a plateau, the only option is to cut more calories. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound fun at all.

When people cut calories, they forget one very important thing: macronutrients matter. It is important to fuel your body properly with the right amount of the right foods -> macronutrients.

Protein is key to changing your body composition. Protein helps build lean, calorie-burning muscle which helps to burn more fat and aids your body in replacing worn out cells and muscle repair. 

Carbs are the primary fuel source for our organs and muscles. Complex carbs are incredibly important to fueling your workouts, increasing energy levels, and triggering the release of insulin. Consuming carbs at the right time will teach your body to reach into your fat stores for energy during and after a workout. 

Fat is a crucial part of our diet, and under-eating daily fat grams can have negative effects on the body. Including healthy fats in your diet can support your metabolism, immunity, hormone production, and improve body composition.

In the FASTer Way program, we count our macros, not our calories. When you focus on eating the right amount of the right foods, your body becomes a fat burner, has energy and can build muscle.

You can learn more about the FASTer Way here.

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