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While most people assume that working out is the most important part of a fitness plan, they oftentimes overlook the importance of proper nutrition. Food is the fuel that will keep your body running long after your workouts have been completed. This is why meal prep is so effective for people trying to get into shape. Prepping your meals properly will save you time and energy after you have none left when you’ve completed your killer workout. Read on to find out how you should be measuring your meal prep plan and the importance of counting macros.

What Are Macros?

Before we dive into the meat and potatoes of this quick lesson to meal prep, we want to explain the importance of counting macros. Macronutrients, or macros for short, are the nutrients that provide your body with the right amount of fuel to carry out human functions. They are broken down into three categories: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. You need to make sure that your body is getting a healthy amount of all three before you begin your meal prep planning for optimal recovery and results.

Counting Macros For Meal Prep

Now that we have an understanding of what macros are, it’s time to put it all together into a coherent plan to meal prep. Counting your macros will determine what foods you will need to make and how much of it for your weekly consumption. There are many macro counting tools out there that can help you achieve this efficiently. These tools can keep you on track to achieve your fitness goals. Just remember, everyone’s body is different and you should plan accordingly for your own specific needs. At Team Afterburn, we show our members how to very easily gauge their macros based on the size of their hand to meal prep. That way if they do have an unplanned meal, they are able to manage it without a hassle!

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