How do meal prep San Diego services help you in your fitness journey? You eat ‘healthy’, work out, but you aren’t getting moving to your fitness goals fast enough or not at all, why is that? As with a lot of things, fitness can be tricky. Although you are doing everything in the gym to reach your fitness goals, you might not be doing it all. Macros can be difficult to understand, it’s short for macronutrients. Macros include protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Tracking this helps not only keep your nutrition on point, but makes doing so easier. Knowing what you should eat helps you be able to track it.
Protein is important not only for you building muscle like everyone would assume, it’s necessary for your body to function. It’s the macro-nutrient that serves as a building block for hair, nails, hormones, bones, among many others. Without protein, life is impossible. Protein can be found in things such as meat, poultry, seafood, beans, and eggs. Although these are the main sources they can be found in various other sources. Knowing how much you need helps with optimal health and body composition.
Carbohydrates often referred to carbs are your main source of energy. Carbs are divided into two categories: complex and simple. The are used, to keep your body going, your brain running, and your organs working. They can be found in bread, pasta, beans, potatoes, cookies, soft drinks, among others. There are tons of carbohydrate sources that aren’t as obvious as say, bread. For that reason it’s important to know now only your macros to limit your daily intake, but understand the sources. Consuming 20 grams of simple carbohydrates is not the same as consuming 20 grams of complex carbohydrates.
Fat should be present in your diet for optimal results. Your body NEEDS fat. This is where counting macros comes in handy, being able to know exactly HOW MUCH your body needs is essential for proper nutrition. As with carbohydrates, there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sources. Fats have different ‘sub’ categories which include trans-fat, saturated fat, and un-saturated. Quickly summarizing, better fats can include salmon, seeds, avocadoes, even beef are better than other sources. These other sources can include things such as donuts, cookies, things cooked in lard, anything along those lines.
There are many meal prep San Diego services who pre-portion your meals and although not a terrible idea, it’s not the best. Pre-portioned meals can be efficient if you are trying to grab something to go but not exactly optimal in the fitness standpoint. Knowing the daily intake of each macronutrient should be a priority to meal prep San Diego services. It’s