What are macros for the keto/low carb diet?


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What are macros nutrients?

You might hear people talking about it there macros and if they go over or under there macros. 

Fats, Proteins, carbs, are what make up your macronutrients.

Your macros are a breakdown of your calorie intake for the day. Depending on your calorie goal your macro goals can change due to your macros adding up to the number of calories you should be taking in.  
When entering in your meals into a calorie calculator or macro calculator it will break them down into grams and the percentage of your macros from your calorie intake. This is very important when you are trying to stay low carb, to see exactly where your calories are coming from. especially if you’re trying to control insulin you want to keep your calories from carbs low. 


What my macro breakdown for keto low carb

When I am doing keto or low-carb my macros percentages are 60% fat 35% protein and 5% carbs.
My calorie intake is 2400 to lose weight, so as long as I hit my calories my pie chart should be those percentages at the end of the day. For me to be on point for my macros as well. 
So for my macronutrients for grams is 210g of protein 160g of fat and 30g of carbs. When I take in those exact macronutrients they will add up to 2400 calories.

How to find your macros(example)

If your goal is 2400 calories a day, you get 60% of 2400 and divide it by 9 to get 160g of fats, then you will get 35% of 2400 and you will divide that by 4 and you will get 210g of protein,l last you will get 5% of 2400 and divide that by 4 and get 30g of carbs. 
you can make this a lot easier and use a calorie calculator to break all this down for you I love my fitness pal to track my calories and macronutrients

 

Conclusion

macronutrients are fats carbs and proteins.
Hitting macro goals in grams Will add up to the amount of your daily calorie intake goal.
Don’t go off of the percentage until you are at your daily calorie intake goal.
Depending on your macro goal you want high fat or low-carb diet changing the percentage of your calorie breakdown is what you will need to do to get your macronutrients numbers.
My personal macro breakdown 60% fat 35% protein and 5% carbs

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2 comments


  • Tyler Fullerton

    I would hit the calories it gives you. It’s a formula that gives you the numbers to hit.


  • Susan

    Tyler I’ve watched as many videos as possible but can’t always get on during Qand A. I’m 64 207# 5’6” I’ve been using the carbs manager app i just installed fitpal But find it confusing in comparison. I need to lose weight and can I actually do that with greater than 2000 cal like the fitness pal has me set that please advise not getting anywhere and doing this for almost 2 weeks if I’m eating too many calories even with the macro nutrients you suggested I’m wasting my time correct?


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