When it comes to burning fat or gaining mass there is one key element that creates success: being in a caloric surplus or deficit. Each calorie consumed is made up of one of three macronutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, or fats. The specific ratio of macronutrients consumed must be in perfect synchronicity depending upon an individualís goals.
The Caloric Macronutrient breakdown is as follows:
Fat: 1g of fat contains 9 Calories
Carbs: 1g of carb contains 4 Calories
Protein: 1g of protein contains 4 Calories
Each macronutrient plays a role in body composition that must be adjusted depending upon given circumstances. Fats play a role in hormone regulation while carbohydrates act as the source of glycogen (or fuel) for the body to properly function. Protein helps aide in protein synthesis which is necessary for muscle growth and/or muscle maintenance while cutting. Adjusting your macronutrients is a finely tuned process that involves making minor changes to achieve desired results.
Generally a diet higher in carbohydrates is geared towards bulking phases aimed at adding mass while a moderate/lower carbohydrate diet is more suited towards shedding bodyfat and getting leaner.
To reach your body composition goals simply perform a couple of steps.
First, determine what your macronutrients should be set to. Next, consistently measure progress and set short term goals to ensure you are heading in the right direction. Thankfully, you no longer have to go through the guesswork of setting up your own macronutrients.
Here at Tiger Fitness we have created a macronutrient calculator geared towards your goals that is FAST and SIMPLE to use. Simply answer a few questions below and fast track your way to success in no time!
Steps to Using the MacroNutrient Calculator
Enter your daily calories (or use the 'Help Me Find My Daily Calories Needs' feature)
Press the Calculate Button
Use the sliders or presets to adjust the percentages
Currently displaying values for a calories per day diet.