You should eat high carb, low fat, medium protein.
You should eat high protein, low carb, low fat.
You should eat high fat, low carb, medium protein.
You should eat medium carb, medium fat, medium protein.
Friends, when it comes to macronutrients and what balance you should or shouldn’t be eating, it can get downright confusing what the heck to be putting on your plate, not to mention how much to put on it and when to eat it.
The weighing, the measuring, the issue of timing…
Should I eat fiber before my workout?
Should I eat saturated fat with protein?
Do I have to eat first thing in the morning?
Can I eat carbs before bed?
Can I eat sugar it is from fruit and honey?
Should I drink coffee after 11 a.m.?
These questions are just the tip of the iceberg lettuce.
All that nutrition noise out there kinda makes me want to pull an ostrich, stoving my head in the sand and hoping there’s a cheeseburger buried under there.
With that said, I had one of Y’ALL ask me what the heck is the deal with these macros shmacro things (kisses to you, Amanda) and whether they’re something worthy of spending time trying to count.
You know what, my friend, your wish is my command. You ask, I answer…that’s kinda the point of this whole blog dealio…I share my insight and experience about healthy living with y’all with the hope that a nugget or two of it can be beneficial to your life and your health journey.
Moral of this story: If there’s a health/nutrition/fitness/pregnancy/mommy topic you’re confused or curious about, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook or Instagram.
For today, mis amigos, we’re going to briefly explore 1- what macros are, 2- why they’re important for our bodies, and 3- why counting them can be illuminating for some and devastating for others.
Before we get down and dirty, I want to emphasize to y’all loud and clear that I am not a nutritionist or health practitioner, nor am I claiming to be one. I don’t know what’s best for you and your life, your body, your conditions both past and current.
I’m just sharing my knowledge and experience with y’all in hopes of demystifying a potentially befuddling topic.
At the end of the day, I want you to do you. I respect the choices you make for your health and your life and your family, and I do not judge you for them. I’m just here to help and share and, maybe just maybe, inspire you. I know how much my healthy lifestyle improves my relationship with my Savior, my family, my peers, and myself, and I want that same joy and satisfaction for you.
Ladies and gents, grab a mug of coffee or bone broth or Chardonnay (no judgment, remember?) or whatever it is you like to sip on whilst reading my nutrition ramblings. Class is now in session.
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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