Counting Macros

Macros

 

Macros (short for macronutrients) are comprised of three nutrients that make up all foods – carbohydrates, protein and fat. Each is broken down and used differently by our bodies.

When following the Ketogenic way of eating, you need to watch your daily macros of each or “count your macros”.

Let’s look at each one:

Carbohydrates
These should be very limited – no more than 20-25g of net carbs per day. This is vital for this way of eating to work!

Protein
Your body requires a certain amount of protein to maintain healthy tissues and increase muscle mass – especially if you’re working out regularly.

Fat
Most important macronutrient here! These will help you feel fuller longer and will give you energy. They’re also essential for maintaining hormonal balance.
While it’s the most important however, you need to be careful to not eat too much fat! Consuming too much fat can stall your weight loss.

At this point, I’m sure your head is spinning. Limit carbs, eat protein, consume healthy fats but not too much?! Yeah, I felt the exact same way at first… this will become easier!!

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