Like a hybrid car, your body runs on multiple energy sources. Macros are like the ratio of gas to electric.
Carbs are the gasoline that give you immediate power for muscle building. While fat is the electricity that reduces waste and promotes a lean body.
Clearly the source of energy can change your performance and results. But ultimately, the total amount of energy matters more than the source of energy.
Obviously, you can’t expect to lose weight on a low carb diet if you consistently overshoot your calorie target! It’s also important to realize there is no magic macronutrient ratio that’s right for everyone all the time.
Macros should change with your body composition, energy expenditure, and fitness goals.
So what should your macros be?
First, protein intake needs to be higher on a bodybuilding nutrition plan. Protein is less like a fuel source and more like the oil. It’s vital for peak performance.
Second, fat intake fluctuates depending on your energy needs and your goal. For weight loss or on non-training days fat is proportionately higher than carbs.
Lastly, carb intake depends on your energy demand, your goal, and your current body composition. In general, carbs are higher for those fueling intense training with the goal of gaining muscle.
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