Macronutrients!

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016

What are the food categories and How much of each should I eat?
There are three categories that everyone knows about but often do not think consciously about day to day.
By thinking about them you can make a huge impact on how you feel throughout the day and what your waistline looks like in a couple months!
The typical western diet consists of 15% protein from red meat that is full of hormones and marbled with unhealthy fats, 50% carbohydrates from processed grain (cereal, pasta) or starchy items like potatoes, and 35% fat from meat and dairy.
The above macronutrient profile is a recipe for feeling lethargic throughout the day and putting on weight.
You know those people who have a ton of energy and seem to be able keep weight off with out much effort (people we dislike b/c of that). They tend to gravitate to a 25/40/35 profile. The choices within that profile are also critically important.
Bump up the protein!
Get it up to 30% and include lean wild game, more fish (at least 3 times per week) and vegetables that have a high protein content.
Reduce Carbs!
It's easier than you think. Just replace those wheat containing, cardboard tasting things like bread and pasta with lovely, colourful vegetables and fruits! 
Change the Fat!
We all need fats to live. Even some cholesterol is required for survival. We must choose wisely though. Even the lowly egg is fine in moderation (6/week) Start including unsalted raw nuts, organic meats, fish and olive oil for cooking. Even making your own salad dressings will get you well on your way!

Macronutrients
Dr. D
(March 26, 2012)


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