Macro Calculator: Count Your Daily Macronutrients (Forbes Health)
Posted: Aug 02, 2023 in In the News
This article originally appeared in Forbes Health on August 2, 2023.
Macro Calculator: Count Your Daily Macronutrients
By Meaghan Hormon
Macronutrients—the three major groups of nutrients we consume—provide energy and maintain healthy bodily functions and structures. Myriad diets focus on individual macronutrients, either aiming to increase or reduce them, to achieve various health goals, including weight loss, weight maintenance, muscle gain and more.
Calculating your daily breakdown of macronutrients can be a helpful way to track what you’re consuming when following a specific diet, nutrition plan or lifestyle. Read on to learn more about macronutrients and how to track them with the Forbes Health Macro Calculator.
The Forbes Health Macro Calculator first estimates the number of calories your body burns daily based on your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and an activity multiplier that reflects how much you exercise in a given week and the thermic effect of food. It utilizes the Mifflin-St Jeor equation to provide these calculations, as the American Council on Exercise (ACE) suggests this is the most accurate method for estimating basal metabolic activity.
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