What are Macronutrients:

Macronutrients are the nutrients that your body needs in large amounts to function daily. 

The 3 main macronutrients are, Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein. These 3 macronutrients are considered essential nutrients, thus meaning your body either cannot make them or make enough of them to function optimally. 

Proteins = essential amino acids 

Fats = essential fatty acids 

Carbohydrates = contain energy in the form of calories, carbs are the bodies main source of energy 

*Note: our bodies can use other macronutrients for energy if needed. 


Calorie Content of each Macronutrient:

-Carbs: 4 calories per gram 

-Protein: 4 calories per gram 

-Fat: 9 calories per gram 

If you would like to calculate your macro averages, then simply follow the link below: 

Macro Calculator ( 





*DISCLAIMER: Please consult your GP before making any changes to your diet, this page is just information to help assist and give you some basic nutrition knowledge

*Please note these figures are not 100% accurate, this is just a guide  


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