Nov 12, 2014
Macronutrients: Are energy-providing chemical substances consumed by organisms.
Why should I care about Macronutrients you ask? Well if you learn how to track them and how much of each you consume it can help you LOSE WEIGHT! Hope that got your attention.
The three macronutrients in nutrition are Carbohydrates, Fat, and Proteins. According ...to the USDA Carbohydrates should account for 45% - 65% of your calorie intake, Protein is right around 10% - 35% of your calories, and lastly Fat should be right between 20% - 35%
Eating Fat has gotten a rap in the last couple of decades because it supposedly increase weight gain. I promise you without consuming Fat in your diet you wouldn't be reading this right now, or alive for that matter. There are tons of vitamins that Fat helps with the absorption. Now that doesn't give you clearance to go ahead to order a pound of bacon, but maybe a little cheese wouldn't be a bad thing on those eggs.
Now everyone is a little different and not one thing will work for everyone. For example you might need more protein in your diet if you are a trainer who is constantly moving and handing clients weights. That being said I know I should be eating cottage do to its high level of protein but I can't stand the taste... or the consistency.... Gross!
But fear not!!! There are literally thousands of ways to make this happen to achieve your macronutrients and if you have any questions feel free to ask your trainer about it.
So for me personally to reach my macros this morning I'll skip the cottage cheese for a few eggs for breakfast, a little bit of pesto on that and it will be gone faster than a toupee in a hurricane!