Macronutrients (macros) are the nutrients from food that provide the body with energy to enable growth, maintain basic body functions like breathing and regulating hormones; and also play a pivotal role in enabling a person to carrying out their daily activities. The energy formed from the macros is measured in the form of calories or Kcals. There are three main types of Macronutrients: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
A person’s daily macro requirement is dependent on factors such as age, gender, weight, and daily activity levels. Regardless of if you are following the keto lifestyle or not it is important to know your daily macro consumption. Simply put, if you eat more macros than required you will gain weight; if you eat less, you will lose weight; and if you eat at a maintenance level, you should maintain your weight, providing all things are equal.
It is important to count your macros and not just your calories because where you are getting your calories from really matters. For example, you can eat 100 calories from ice cream and 100 calories from rice. Same calories, different macros!
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet. The recommended keto macros are 70-75% fats, 20-25% protein, and 5% carbs per day.
As mentioned, macro needs vary across individuals, and hence a generic meal plan applied to multiple persons will only carry you so far, if anywhere at all. Ketofit246 does not subscribe to issuing these types of “cookie cutter” diet plans. Our meal plans are based on calculating your personal macros, understanding your current lifestyle in conjunction with your daily activity levels.
Our consultations allow our clients to comprehend their starting point of daily caloric needs and the deficit required to jump start weight loss.