The Macro Guide to VERTS3.17.17
As part of our continued effort to show you just how easy it can be to adopt a healthier way of living, today we’re going to walk you through macros (short for macronutrients) and how VERTS relates to them.
Macros refer to the three key food groups that give our body the fuel it needs to keep running like a well-oiled machine: proteins to help build and repair muscle, fats to keep you feelin’ full, and carbs as your main primary source of energy. Finding the right balance of these three will help you lose weight (or stay at an ideal one) in a healthy and safe way.
If you thought this was the magic answer to eating the things you wanted as long as they balance well across the board in your intake, it’s not. You still need to maintain a steady influx of fresh nutrients and fiber in order to keep your body from operating within a deficit. When you’re counting them correctly however, you’re able to eat more of the foods you love more frequently as long as you’re offsetting these meals with harder workouts.
A starter guide to Resting Energy Expenditure can be found here, which will show you your baseline energy consumption so you can calculate where you should start with figuring and setting your macros (equations for this can also be found at the link above). Once you have that, you can take a closer look at our menu and determine which foods you should be consuming, how often you should be consuming said foods, and (the best part) when you can indulge in more of the items that you crave.
Whether you’re just now starting on your macro journey or have it down to a science, let us know how you VERTS with ’em in mind on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!