If you’re a newly converted Keto, you’ve probably noticed the word “macros” used quite a bit. From “getting your macros right” to adjusting your diet to “fit your macros”, the whole process can get very overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to debunk the buzzword and take out the confusion.
To simplify, Macros is short for Macronutrients – which is the basic breakdown of the food we eat. They are the energy-giving components of food that fuels our body – including carbohydrates, protein and fat.
So what does this have to do with ketosis? Understanding macronutrients is very important as you need to find the right balance of carbs, protein and fats to not only reach the optimum level of ketosis but to remain in ketosis.
Let’s examine the following macronutrients…