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How to Count Your Macros: The Ultimate Guide

It seems like everyone talking about counting macros these days, but are you lost as to what they’re all talking about, let alone how to count your macros?

You desperately want to shed that body fat and build some muscle. You don’t want to seem like THAT guy or girl that doesn’t know how to count your macros, or worse still let on you’re not even sure what a macro is.

So you keep quiet, afraid to ask the question of that hulk-like dude in the squat rack.  Languishing in mediocre progress in terms of getting that lean physique, you’re crying out for some help.

Well, this article is your saviour.  The knight in shining armour you’ve been waiting for.

If you’re a complete newbie to the world of macros then this guide is going to walk you through the process step by step.

And heck, you could pick up a few top tips at the same time, even if you’re more experienced.

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • What macros actually are
  • Why you should give a crap about them
  • How much of each one you should be having
  • How to plan your meals around the numbers
  • And how to cope with those situations where it’s impossible to count your macros

I want you walking into that gym tomorrow confident and feeling like you are the oracle of all things macro.

By the time your next workout comes around, you’ll be ready to give the Bruce Banner of the squat rack some advice…well almost (let’s not get ahead of ourselves here).

So without further ado let’s get started.

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Which Diet Is Best For Weight Loss: IIFYM or Clean Eating?

New theories about how to lose weight are thrown at you on a daily basis. But which diet is best for weight loss? Let’s look at two of the most popular and answer that question.

There are two main diet approaches that have amassed popularity in the fitness industry in recent years.  And unless you’re completely new to fitness, I’m guessing you’ve heard of them. IIFYM or If It Fits Your Macros to give it its full name, is one, and Clean Eating is the other. But which diet is best for weight loss?

which diet is best for weight loss IIFYM or Clean Eating

IIFYM and Clean Eating have been doing the rounds heavily over the last few years. And if you don’t believe me or aren’t sure what I’m talking about, do one thing for me.

First off, load up your Instagram feed right now. Because I’m willing to bet you won’t find it too hard to find pictures guys singing the praises of IIFYM. They’re easy to spot. You know the ones. Ripped guys nailing 12 doughnuts at a time while simultaneously mainlining Big Macs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Likewise, you’ll also find pictures of leafy green salads, seeds, and boiled chicken. And the text accompanying those pictures will tell you that all junk food is bad. And unless a food is 100% natural then it’s a poison that’s going to destroy your body.

So that might be a bit of an exaggeration on both fronts, but it’s representative of the hyperbole that surrounds this whole debate.

And it seems to be that you’re either in one camp, or the other.  There’s no allowance for a grey area.

So where does that leave you?

I’m guessing the word confused sums things up, am I right? Because you’re left wondering which camp is right, and which is wrong.  Is it the doughnut loving jacked dude, or the veggie loving anti-KFC guy? Ultimately, you want to know which diet is best for weight loss and achieving your goals. But you’re not getting the answer to that question.

Well this week’s article is going to give you the answer once and for all. So read on and find out which diet is best for weight loss.

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