“Macros” or macronutrients in food include carbohydrates, protein, and fat. They are where all of your calories come from and can each play a unique role in supporting your health and fitness goals.
The typical macro ratio for keto looks like the following:
5% of calories coming from carbs
25% of calories coming from protein
70% of calories coming from fat
This specific macro range is intended to promote ketosis and trick your body into burning more fat for energy instead of sugars.
Living a keto lifestyle requires strict control over your macronutrients—especially carbohydrates. This can be a challenge if you are new to the concept of counting macros. But have no fear, with a little practice and nutrition know-how, you can master this skill.
Once you know your macros, the next step is to build your food choices and portions to match.
You can do this using the following:
Then it's just a matter of plug and play as you build your ultimate keto meal prep menu.
You can also attack this from the other end by tracking your macros in a keto friendly nutrition app. All you need to do is log your food choices and try to stay within your daily ranges.
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