A macro diet goes a step further than typical calorie counting. This diet, counts the macronutrients—grams of proteins, carbs and fats—you’re eating within your calorie goal, and in what ratios. (To clarify, the macro diet should not be confused with the macrobiotic diet, a fad diet with foundations in Zen Buddhism.) Counting macros can help you make smart food choices —one that wouldn’t just help you restrict your calories but will help give your body the fuel it needs.
Counting macros (or macronutrients) offers several nutritional benefits! For the dieting newbie, meal planning by counting macros is a good way to get a handle on portion control. Plus, it’s totally customizable for your goals and body type, and adjustable according to the macro diet results you’re seeing. This type of diet is also known as "flexible dieting."