It's why our meals here at Workout Meals prioritise a healthy dose of protein so you don't have to worry about any of this.
Resistance training is a great way to build muscle mass, giving your body a "fit" and "strong" look, amplified by a reduction in body fat.
If you're not doing it already, we'd definitely recommend you give it a try! Resistance training obviously burns calories, which works towards a calorie deficit in a weight loss diet.
And the protein from your macro meals supports all of this.
Macro Meals Can Help You Look Better Naked
Many people lose weight simply by tracking calories but don't protect their muscle mass by consuming enough protein.
This puts them at risk of developing the "skinny fat" look -- a loss of body fat but with muscle loss too.
Whilst we acknowledge resistance training might not be for everyone, for your best-looking physique in terms of muscle mass to fat ratio, it's the best option for us all.
It might seem daunting, but start small with your resistance training and build up to it slowly. You'd be amazed at how friendly seasoned lifters are in the gym; lean on them for advice.
Maybe kick start yourself with some PT sessions, or look into our WM 360 coaching program, which gives you so many benefits it'll make your head spin!
Eating Macro Meals For a Great Balance of Micronutrients
The danger of just tracking calories means we can't prioritise certain macronutrients. This can also leave us without enough essential vitamins and minerals. For example:
Consuming carbohydrates only: You're not getting enough protein
Consuming protein only:
You're not getting enough
fibre from carbohydrates, critical for health
Consuming fat only:
Means you're missing out on the body's main energy
source, carbohydrates (for workouts and functioning)
By focusing on the right ratio of all three macronutrients within macro meals, we're more likely to get a better balance of micronutrients, as opposed to simply eating anything that makes up our daily calorie amount.
So, that's why macro meals are important: they take into account the importance of protein as the cornerstone of a successful weight loss diet. Because protein keeps us fuller, it should be prioritised. Moreover, it supports our muscle growth and recovery, critical after the exercise we do in order to lose weight in the first place. Also, tracking macronutrients might mean we get a more balanced diet in micronutrients, as opposed to eating anything that makes up our daily calorie amount. Lastly, it can help us preserve muscle when we diet, which can prevent us from developing a "skinny fat" look. Macro meals are a great way to effortlessly get your nutrition on track.
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