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What It Means To Count Your Macros

Sahajiya Halder

5 min read

You have heard about counting calories. But what does it mean to keep track of your macros? And how may it help in your fitness journey? We break down what it is, the benefits, and the potential downsides of counting macros.

A holistic approach to fitness involves a proper balance of both working out and nutrition. What you eat can be important in maintaining a sustainable workout routine. This is where tracking macros can come in.

Macros, or macronutrients, according to the World Health Organization, are the nutrients that provide energy and are required in large amounts by your body to maintain body functions and carry out daily activities. There are three broad classifications of macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

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