Diets and weight loss fads come and go regularly. Every day there’s something new trending on social media with pictures that ‘prove’ they work. Unfortunately, getting into the desired shape and size isn’t easy and most fad diets do more harm than good. It is important to focus on a good diet that doesn’t just bring great results but also helps you remain healthy for a long time. Whether you need to lose weight, gain muscle mass, or get some definition in your body, it is important to approach the entire process carefully and keep an eye out for things that might harm your body.
Both macro coaching and reversible diet are proven approaches because they rely on your body’s responses and level of acceptance. Both of these approaches go beyond just counting calories. This article contains a brief, straightforward look at them.
All About Macro Coaching
Every meal consists of macronutrients and micronutrients. You’re familiar with micronutrients; they are vitamins and minerals. Macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They make up the bulk of your meals and are very filling. They’re also the primary source of calories, but they contribute a different amount of calories to the count. For example, one gram of fat provides nine calories while the same amount of carbohydrates and proteins provide four calories.
The macro coaching process or diet involves controlling the number of calories from each of this macronutrient to get the optimal result. This is a highly tailored form of dieting because the ratio of calories from different sources depends on factors like your age, gender, height, weight, level of activity, and the weight loss goal. If your goal is to gain weight, you might need a different ratio. Some people start with 50% carbohydrates, 25% fat, and 25% protein.
This system is very flexible because you can change the ratio based on changing goals. If you have attained the ideal weight loss and need to build muscle definition, you might want to increase the amount of protein in your diet.
This highly customized approach doesn’t just provide the best results but also ensures you can maintain that result over a long period of time.
All About Reverse Dieting
As the name suggests, reverse dieting is all about recovering from a diet. For example, if you went on a strict regime to prefer for a marathon, you shouldn’t jump on a regular diet immediately. Your body isn’t accustomed to the change and will rebel immediately. The reverse diet focuses on slowly introducing different calories and compounds into your body and building it up once again. This boosts your metabolism gradually and ensures it isn’t too stressed out by the process.
Reverse dieting also relies on macronutrients and counting calories based on them. You can introduce different food items into your diet based on the ratio your body needs to recover fully without gaining excess weight. With this careful process, you will retain most of the benefits of your former routine while remaining healthy.