Hi there! A lot of you are interested in getting your diet in geat for 2019 and I am here to help! I am going to be posting a lot of videos about what to do and what NOT to do – they will be on YouTube and shared on Facebook and I will try to send some of them to you. There is a LOT of information, so take notes! I am also available for counseling if you are ready to take the big plunge. It can change your life! Here is the link to the first video – it’s too long and the camera is too close to my face, but I’ll get better with time.
The Basics of this program is Macronutrients. Macros, as we often call them, are the three components of all caloric intake. That means that everything that goes into your body and provides sustenance belongs to one of these categories. The three macronutrients are: Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats.
Proteins are your meats, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds and legumes and protein is essential because it is made of amino acids that help develop muscle, regulate bodily functions, and aid in immune system health and hormone regulation.
Carbohydrates are starches (rice, pasta, potatoes, beans, oats), vegetables, fruits and dairy and carbohydrates are essential because they are our bodies main source of fuel. It spares the use of protein for energy and helps with the breakdown of fat.
Fats are meats, dairy, nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, oils, butter, and cream and fats are essential because they are a major component of our brains and nervous system and it aids in the absorption of certain vitamins and can be used as a source of energy.
A lot of diets out there will attempt to remove one or more of these macros from your diet. Vegetarians remove most proteins, Keto diets remove carbohydrates and low-fat diets remove fats. The problem with all of these is that we need all 3 macros in our bodies to function the way we are meant to function. Generally, your diet should consist of 30%protein, 30% fat and 40% carbohydrates.