Are you looking for a way to change your menu,
understand portions and balance your families meals?
This might be just the thing that works for you.
What Is A Macro Nutrient
Your macro’s are broken down into three categories.
Protein Carbohydrates Fats
- Saturated fats – sources include fatty cuts of meat, full-fat milk, cheese, butter, cream and coconut
- Monounsaturated fats – sources include avocado, and nuts such as peanuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds (including peanut and other nut butters) oils such as olive, canola and peanut.
- Polyunsaturated fats – sources include fish, seafood, vegetable oils such as safflower, sunflower, nuts such as walnuts and Brazil nuts, and seeds.
Polyunsaturated fats can be divided into two categories, which are:
- Omega-3 fats are found in both plant and marine foods, although it is the omega-3 fats from fish sources that have the strongest evidence for health benefits (including reducing the risk of heart disease). Some of the best fish are oily fish such as Atlantic salmon, mackerel, Southern blue fin tuna, trevally and sardines.
Plant food sources include Seeds – Flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower and safflower. Dark leafy greens spinach, vegies like broccoli, bok choy and brussels sprouts. Butternut squash and a variety of pumpkins.
- Omega-6 fats are found primarily in nuts – walnuts, brazil and peanuts, seeds and plant oils flaxseed, safflower, avocado and olives.
So when you have a macro nutrient meal in correct portion you will feed your body in a way that will sustain your energy, improve your eating habits and improve your health.
Nature has provided us with an abundance of fresh clean ingredients such as meats and fish, nuts, oils and legumes, fruits, vegetables and dairy to fuel our bodies so lets use it wisely.
Basing your caloric intake at 2000 Calories – (this may seem like a lot to some) is about the average daily intake to work from when we start improving our menu plan.
A Macro Nutrient Balanced Meal and Adjusting Calories …
You will be able to adjust the caloric numbers according to more specific goals. Say you are looking to loose or gain weight … simply adjust your calories by increasing or decreasing 100 – 200 calories per day still balancing your macros appropriately.
In the mean time you will already see a difference as you start implementing your lifestyle changes.
A great way to track your macro’s is with an app! This Article will show you 5 of the best apps to help you with balanced macro nutrient meal, tracking your progress and seeing your improvements.
Balancing a macro nutrient meal is a great way for busy people with families, work commitments and social events to balance their nutrition accordingly; and once you are familiar with adjusting your macros and catering for events or eating out the process will become much easier and more sustainable.
Have fun with the process and enjoy the foods you are introducing without missing the foods you are releasing and letting go of.
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