You hear all the trainers saying to get your macros and micros in, but do you actually know what they are?
Macronutrients (Macros) are nutrients that our bodies need in large amounts to create energy and fuel the activities of every physiological system! Wow, so what are they? Protein, Carbohydrates and fat are the primary MACROS.
So what are Micronutrients? (Micros) These are essential to our overall health and wellness. So what does that mean? They aid in the production of enzymes, hormones, and proteins that are critical to our body and brain function. They also help with the regulation of metabolism, heartbeat and bone density, as well as a whole lot more.
But they are so important to helping you achieve a healthier life, this is why your trainer will keep going on about hitting your targets for macros as this helps with body composition and specific fitness goals!
So now you know, start reading labels and track what you eat. It will only help you in the long run smash your goals out of the park.