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So, what are macros? Macros, short for macronutrients, are the nutrients that provide calories from food. They consist of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Protein helps build lean muscle and repair broken tissue -which is what happens to your muscles during a workout. Protein burns more calories gram for gram because it requires more energy than the other macros for your body to digest it. Thus, high protein diets aid in fat loss.  1 gram of protein = 4 calories Carbohydrates (carbs) are stored in your muscles, organs, brain, and blood as glycogen which......

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Metabolism. Frequently used as justification to eat whatever we want at a younger age, but more often an excuse for why we don’t meet our weight loss goals. Every time you intake food or beverage, your metabolism converts those calories into energy. While your age, body size, gender and genetics determine much of your metabolic rate, there are scientifically proven lifestyle changes to increase your metabolism. Therefore, a faster metabolism yields more calories burned. Here are SEVEN ways to help ramp up your metabolism and maintain better body composition: 1. Get a good night’s......

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