JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The option to log your food to monitor your calories, macro and micronutrients is an option on most fitness apps.
But, what exactly are they?
The building blocks of a good diet include protein, carbohydrates and fat.
When they are all together, they’re called macronutrients.
While it’s good to write down calories consumed, if you can go beyond and monitor your micro and macronuturients, you could have a more sustainable diet for a lifetime.
In order to to get that diet be sure to keep processed carbs, sugar and sodium to a minimum and hit all your macro and micronutrient goals.
Dietitian Catherine Kruppa believes this can be accomplished by eating more whole foods.
“So you definitely need to eat Whole Foods to get all of your potassium in," said Kruppa. "That’s a great example of to get all of the micronutrients I need, I’ve got to eat whole foods. You’re not going to find that in something that’s packaged.”
Whole good food consists of anything that is as close to the original form as possible such as fruits and vegetables.
Filling up on those healthier foods will not only help you lose weight, but will also allow you to have more energy and feel better.