What Are Macros?

What Are Macros?

Macronutrients, or macros, are the three ways your body produces energy. They include carbohydrates, protein, and fat. When you’re following keto, it is very important to track how many grams of each macronutrient you consume each day.• Carbs should be around 5 percent of your daily calories• Protein should be around 25 percent of your daily calories• Healthy fats should be around 70 percent of your daily calories. Some of the best-quality fats come from natural sources such as fish, avocados, and nuts. These fats can help reduce your cholesterol, keep your heart strong, and fuel your body throughout the day. You should always beware of unhealthy fats, however, that can come from foods like cookies and French fries. Overconsumption of these, especially in conjunction with a high-carb diet, can contribute to heart disease, low energy, and unwanted weight gain.