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Learn More About Counting Your Macros As A Vegan

by | February 15, 2019

Do you want to know about counting your macros as a vegan? Are you looking to improve your overall health and lose some weight on a plant based diet? Keep reading to learn more.

Learn More About Counting Your Macros As A Vegan
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Learn More About Counting Your Macros As A Vegan

Counting your macros isn’t just for CrossFit bodybuilders, it’s a great way to help you stay on track, health-wise by logging three key parts of your diet- fat, carbs, and protein. Counting macros as a method for losing weight is very effective because along with using the traditional calories in versus calories out method, you will follow percentages for each macro category, training yourself in portion control.

The three aspects of your food that you need to focus on, while counting your macros as a vegan, are grams of fat, carbs, and protein. Each of these three components are very important to the body and you need a healthy amount of each. The amount of each category is individualized, so it is recommended to go to a dietitian in order to find your perfect balance of each to match your fitness goals. However, certain apps such as My Fitness Pal and My Macros + can aid you in finding your macro amounts.

As for counting macros, you want to be as concise as possible as to not go over on macros or calories. Using an app is the easiest way of counting your macros and it takes a fraction of the time as compared to trying to do all of the math by yourself. In order to make your measurements of non-packaged food as precise as possible, use a kitchen scale to weigh your food.

How can you find each of these categories in your food? Healthy fats are found in foods such as avocado, coconut oil, and chia seeds. They help in blood-cholesterol levels and many sources of healthy fats also contain protein or fiber. As for carbs (carbohydrates), oatmeal, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and bananas are great ways to get your carbs in healthily. Carbs fuel your body with energy as well as keeping your heart intact. Protein-rich foods including almonds, broccoli, and chickpeas are important for the reparations and recovery of your body, especially if you’re an active person. Protein benefits the skin, blood, and muscles as well as providing much-needed B-vitamins to the body.

Do you have any hacks for successfully counting your macros as a vegan? Let me know in the comments below.

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Gabriella Anaya

News Editor | Limoges, France | [email protected]


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