What is the difference between counting how much you eaten and counting what you eat.
Somebody told me count calories for weightyloss and count macros for body composition, is this true?
09-20-2013, 10:21 PM #1
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yes it is true. you could eat 2000 calories worth of bread and it would be all carbs and fat. however counting your macros involves hitting a protein goal, a fat goal, and then filling the rest of your calorie limit with whatever you want.http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=492749
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09-21-2013, 06:35 AM #7
The sliced bread i buy has more protein than fat:
I'm not saying to make up your entire daily consumption from bread but it's not 'all carbs and fat'.
09-21-2013, 07:13 AM #8
Its all a bit confusing for people who are new to that way of thinking. The thing is, macros=calories! If you eat 5g of protein, that adds up to 5x4=20 calories! When you cut, slim down, or whatever you want to call it, you should track both calories and macros. For instance, on a low-carb diet, you might want to add in a few extra grams of fat and protein, but throw in randomly? No, if you want to lose weight, you might want to calculate how much protein and fat you can add in based on your level of calories that you can eat
For instance, if I need to eat 1900 calories to be in a -500 caloric deficit, I must calculate my macros based on this. However, you can also track it the other way (obviously)! Do you understand?
09-22-2013, 07:51 AM #9
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