About Macro Nutrients
What are Macronutrients?
Macronutrients are the largest class of nutrients the body requires and include protein, carbohydrates, and fats. The USDA provides general recommendations for how Americans should allocate calories per macronutrient. Many diets try to optimize macronutrient ratios to produce certain results, like consuming protein (along with weight training) to gain muscle mass, or consuming fewer carbohydrates to help lose weight.
Our balanced meals have just the right combination of calories broken into "macro nutrients" categories:
By eating lower fat and balanced protein and carbohydrates you can eat great and look great. But healthy food by itself isn't enough get you Deliciously Fit. You need the right balance. That's why every one of our meals are weighed and measured to provide you the perfect ratio!
Protein is the building block responsible for the growth and maintenance of your eyes, skin, hair, nails, organs, and muscle tissue. During digestion, protein is broken down into smaller chains called peptides and individual units called amino acids for absorption
Carbohydrates include starches, sugars, and fiber. Carbohydrates contain four calories per gram. Your body uses carbohydrates to fuel your body. Carbohydrates come in two forms: complex and simple. Simple carbohydrates include sugars like table sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Complex carbohydrates are usually only described as starches that contain fiber, but this simplistic definition includes foods like whole wheat pasta and white potatoes.
Mass-building requires energy, through high carbohydrate intake. You also have to eat a lot of carbs when building muscle requires to fill your muscles with glycogen. Low carb diets won't be as effective at building muscle as a diet that is higher in carbohydrates.
Our weekly meals come in three carbs options.
- Regular Balanced Carbs
- Low Carbs
- No Carbs
The regular and low carbs options have ingredients like rice and sweet potatoes, great sources of carbs. The no carbs option replaces carbs with veggies. That's why it costs a little more.
Fats contain nine calories per gram, fat is the densest source of energy in the diet. In the body, fats make up cell membranes, steroids, cholesterol, and 60% of your brain. Fats support the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, cushion your organs, and act as your largest form of energy storage. A healthy balanced consumption of fats are essential in a healthy diet.
New to measuring and weighing your macronutrients and don't know where to start? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with one of our nutrition specialist to guide you through starting your new healthy lifestyle today!