WHAT EXACTLY ARE MACROS?
You may have heard of macros before, particularly in connection with the ketogenic diet—but you're like, "Sis, what exactly are macros, or macronutrients?" And, maybe more importantly, why are macronutrients in diet important? Though there is no one-size-fits-all answer to macronutrients, these nutritional building blocks can help people lose weight and improve general health and wellness.
The term "macros" refers to macronutrients—the fat, protein, and carbohydrates included in food that contribute to its composition and aid in energy production. They are typically listed on the nutrition label of the majority of foods, or you can calculate them using calorie counting applications and calculators.
One of the easiest ways to get into ketosis is to track your macros. Maintaining a track of these nutrients to guarantee you're consuming them in the proper ratio makes sure you're getting the most out of your keto diet. The two most popular methods for tracking macronutrients are to keep a meal journal or to use a macro tracker apps such as MyFitnessPal or Carb Counter.
Ketosis can be difficult to achieve, even for the most determined person if you don't figure out your numbers! It takes a few of weeks to properly adapt to this style of eating after years of relying on carbohydrates for energy.
Macros in Keto Diet
In general, many people become concerned that the keto calculator produces an excessive number of calories to eat but it is extremely normal for the ordinary person to lose weight on a 1600-calorie-per-day ketogenic diet.
You should attempt to eat within the macronutrient limits and distribute your meals throughout the day. Make no attempt to get exact numbers to the tee. You can afford a tiny change in your macros, as long as you stay inside your ranges. After time you will learn what your body's macros are for your success.
Need help figuring out your macros?
If you're unsure or confused about anything, you may want to pick up the Keto Pinkprint Ultimate Girlfriends' Guide To Keto and read more about macronutrients on a ketogenic diet.
Make sure to also track your foods in a food log app so you can eat within your macro and meet your goals.