What are macros?

Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of a food," the three categories of macronutrients are carbohydrates, fat, and protein.

If you eat less calories than you burn, you will likely lose weight. But counting calories can only tell you so much; if you’re not careful and don’t eat the right calories, you will likely lose muscle along with the fat!

 

To maintain, lose or even gain weight, many people rely on counting macros to make sure they’re eating correctly. 100 calories of avocado (fat) is a lot better than 100 calories of a bagel (carbs).

It's not about how many calories are in your food, but the kind of calories that are in your food. 

Knowing the calories each macronutrient offers is important when calculating the number of grams of each you should have in a day based on your total daily caloric intake.

  • 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories

  • 1 gram of fat = 9 calories

  • 1 gram of protein = 4 calories

Your optimal macronutrient intake depends on many different factors- your age, gender, weight, BMI and activity level. 

The best starting point would be to fill out the macro calculator below to get your results and start by keeping a food log. Apps like myfitnesspal are useful for this purpose.

 

From there, you can confidently order from our menu to fit your macronutrient needs.  

Calculate Your Macros

 

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