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The Macro Fit home based health and fitness goals

Macro Fit. The home of science based information to help you to achieve your health and fitness goals in the most efficient and enjoyable way. Macro Fit is a small online business operated in Australia, whilst assisting clients all over the world. Macro Fit was started with the sole intention of helping regular people to reach their health and fitness goals in a more enjoyable way.

At Macro Fit, we not only aim to improve your physical health, we want to improve your mental health through developing healthy relationships with food. No longer will you have to endure the perils of many extremely restrictive diets made up of steamed chicken and broccoli, just to achieve your goals. Every story sounds the same, 1200 calories, chicken, vegies and sweet potato for every meal. Feeling guilty or ashamed for eating a piece of chocolate. 5 days a week of eating healthy then binge eating on the weekend and undoing all the hard work. Fasted cardio every morning. Feeling sluggish, tired, and constantly under pressure to eat as clean as possible. Hitting a fat loss plateau where no matter how strict your diet is or how much cardio you do you can’t bust through it.

Macronutrients are the nutrients that our bodies require in large amounts, the word ‘macro’ meaning large. Basically, you have a certain amount of calories that you need to eat daily to maintain your body weight, this is known as your total daily energy expenditure or TDEE, which is determined by several factors like your age, height, weight and activity level etc. This daily amount of calories is made up by the macronutrients that we consume through food. The macronutrients all have various roles within our bodies.

Flexible Dieting is the protocol that we utilize with our clients. You may have heard of IIFYM or If It Fits Your Macros before, which when utilized correctly is essentially the same as flexible dieting, however many people get the wrong idea about IIFYM, as the name assumes that the focus is purely on macronutrients with no regard for micronutrients or fibre. This is simply untrue and so we prefer to use the term ‘Flexible Dieting’  calculating macros which is also now commonly used.

Along with hitting your macronutrients, flexible dieting requires that you are getting sufficient micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) daily as these are extremely important for bodily functions and maintaining optimal health as well as fibre, which is important for maintaining digestive health and providing various other health benefits. This means that the majority of the daily diet should be focused on eating whole and minimally processed foods in order to ensure you are getting these vital nutrients on a day to day basis. Flexible dieting also acknowledges that water is an extremely vital component of any healthy diet and that one should be taking in sufficient amounts for their body to maintain optimal health.

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