At the start of each and every year everyone says the same thing, ‘new year, new me’, but 90% of people who say this quit within the first month. Most people go on ‘Diets’ however they don’t see results because they do not pay enough attention to what is inside the food.
Protein – the building block for brain cells, muscles, hair and nails. This is found in meat and plant based foods, such as legumes, seeds and grains.
Carbohydrates – provide fuel for the brain, central nervous system and kidney. They are found in grain foods such as bread, rice, pasta, crackers and barley.
What are macronutrients?
Well they are fats, proteins and carbohydrates. They are the foundation to your diet, if you do not get this right then you are not going to make progress.
So i bet you’re wondering what do these nutrients do? well when you start to diet the first part of weight loss is burning off excess fluids from your body, so you want to intake more protein than fat and carbs to allow your body to burn this fluid. These macronutrients must be balanced to have maximum effect, if they are not then you will see no positive change, for instance if you are on a weight loss diet and you intake a higher percent of fat than carbs and protein then it is going to have a negative effect on your body.
How to achieve the right balance?
Depending on your body composition goals, the general percentages to aim for are:
- Carbohydrates – 45-65% of calories
- Fats – 20-35% of calories
- Proteins – 10-35% of calories
By following this guide it should help increase your diet productivity.
Divide your plate into veggies, proteins, and carbs
To maintain balanced meals you should aim to ensure that all your meals are divided into veggies, proteins, and carbs this will allow you to reach your goals quicker.
1/2 veggies, 1/4 carbs, 1/4 protein,
Thanks for reading this post i hope it helps you on your weight loss adventure.
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