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Tracking & Calculating Macronutrients:             In order to take an individual’s fitness level to the next level, nutrition must be placed at the top of the priority list. Tracking and calculating macronutrients is the underlying determinant when it comes to reaching a desired fitness goal. Monitoring caloric and macronutrient intake allows an individual to gain weight, lose weight, or maintain their current body composition. Calories are units used by the body for energy and macronutrients are the building blocks of these units of energy. Understanding the body’s energy balance is the first step in being able to achieve the desired...

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           Macronutrients are the building blocks of all of the food we consume on a daily basis. Macros are broken down into calories, protein, fats, and carbs. Calories are simply a unit of energy for the body, and our body needs a certain amount each day in order to fulfill our daily energy requirements and maintain the current body composition. When the body is in complete caloric balance, it will meet daily energy requirements and maintain the individual’s current bodyweight. When the body is in a negative energy balance or caloric deficit, the body will breakdown...

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       Growing up I struggled with weight problems, which led to constant ridicule, leading me to constantly search for a solution and inevitably decide to make a change for the better. I set out on a mission to make a complete lifestyle change, and my first plan of action was to educate myself with everything pertaining to fitness. This mission was no easy task by any means, and no one really understood what I had in mind for my future, but I remained patient and put my trust in the process. I took bits and pieces of what...

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