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Here’s How to Tell if You Should Be Tracking Your Macros

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Counting macros, tracking macros, IIFYM—if it fits your macros. In the last few years, it seems our attention has shifted at least somewhat from calories to macronutrients, particularly when it comes to weight loss. But just because lots of people are talking about macros—counting them, hitting them, etc.—do we all need to? Many people already track their carbohydrate intake—people with diabetes (myself included) do this every day to know how much medication to take. But should anyone and everyone?

Read the rest of the article at SELF: https://www.self.com/story/heres-how-to-tell-if-you-should-be-tracking-your-macros

Dylan MacKay (@dylanmackayphd) is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, clinical trialist at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare innovation, and an expert adviser with EvidenceNetwork.ca.

 

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May 2018

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