Understanding Your Macros

Macros, fats, protein, carbohydrates

I mentioned macro’s yesterday to my husband and he didn’t know what it was. Once I said it was simply carbohydrates, protein and fat he was still totally clueless. I mean yes, he has heard of them but he is very old school in what he relates them to. He knows bread has carbs in and he thinks that’s bad. He thinks protein is for people wanting big muscles.

I also recently had a friend ask me if the protein shake she is drinking to aid her recovery after a major operation will even help because her husband told her that protein shakes are only for bodybuilders and they will make her fat if she drinks it without training.

I had to write a post about it to help clear the misconceptions up.

Some of you will have heard the term if it fits your macros (IIFYM). You will have heard it’s the only way to lose weight. You can eat whatever you want as long as it fits.

I’d like to break this down and explain what the macros actually are, what they do for our body and why this style of eating can be beneficial but also why it does not suit everyone.