Macro is short for macronutrients, the three major components of our diet: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Our bodies need these nutrients because each one is essential for various bodily functions and gives us energy.
Why Count Macros? Macro counting has become extremely popular over the years because it allows you to be flexible. There aren’t entire food groups off-limits or macro groups to avoid, like bread or dairy – you can enjoy anything you’d like, as long as it fits inside your macros.