What's the go with Macros?

Posted on May 09 2024

Are you a bit lost with the whole talk of macros and tracking food? Well let's break it down to be nice and simple!

Macros are macronutrients, such as; fats, proteins and carbohydrates. These are the numbers that people on a low carb / ketogenic follow to make sure they are eating balanced meals.

As a rough guideline keto macros are broken up into 65 - 70% fat, 25-30% protein and 5% carbohydrates. With a general rule of thumb to keep net carbs under 20g a day.

Low carb macros are a little more relaxed with their ratios roughly looking like 10 - 25% carbs, 40-50% protein and 30 - 40% fat.

Its important that you work out which lifestyle works best for you! If you are coming from a high carbohydrate lifestyle, we recommend slowly working your way down.

Protein intake should be 1.2 to 2.0 grams per kg of your weight.

And fat is used to keep you satiated, fuel your body and keep your digestive system working like clockwork. Its not necessary to meet this macro daily, but it is a great tool to use to help you feel full.

We get asked often if people need to track their macros. It is recommended that you track while adjusting to a low carb / keto lifestyle so you can make sure you are fuelling yourself properly. Many people start off with great intentions, however find themselves tired and hangry which can make this a frustrating journey. Once you get the hang of what to eat, you can ditch the tracking if you want.

Go check out our other resources for other great keto tips!



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