Weight Lose: What is the macro diet?

Recently, the macro diet has become popular because it emphasizes foods that meet your daily macronutrient (‘macro’) needs. Instead of counting calories, macronutrients are tracked.   

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Macronutrients provide energy and support many bodily functions, so we need to consume them in large amounts.  

How do low-GI diets work?

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There are many macro diet variations, but they all classify calories by macronutrients: carbs, protein, and fat.  

Is a low-GI diet good for you?

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A nutrition app may be needed for any split. This will help you log and track your meals and understand how protein, fat, and carbs affect your calorie intake.  

Do low-GI diets work for weight loss?

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Many followers like that all foods are allowed as long as they fit within your macro targets, unlike strict calorie control or food group elimination.  

A nutritionist’s view

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After six months, manipulating macronutrients may lead to modest weight loss and improve heart disease risk factors, especially blood pressure, but by 12 months, these effects are gone.  

Does a low-GI diet work?

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Weight Loss: What is a low-GI diet? 

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