As the weather in the UK is getting brighter, days getting longer and layers of clothing reducing you may be feeling more motivated to shed some of the weight you gained during Lockdown 2021. Many of us men are in the same situation, wanting to get back into shape or starting a fitness journey for the first time. I say journey because fitness would ideally be a part of our everyday lives. Today we will discover how you can start shedding pounds and how many calories you need to burn to lose a pound of fat this week!
Macros are the fitness geeks abbreviation for Macronutrients. The three we will concern ourselves with are Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats, the fourth macro is Alcohol which we’ll leave off. When we eat we gain energy from our food and these macros are our source of energy since they all have an amount of calories to them. Calorie counting is nothing new and many people will tell you “you don’t need to count” for reasons they probably can’t easily explain but I will explain to you my reasons why it makes sense to count calories for anyone with weight-loss goals that is generally healthy but looking to drop a few pounds.