A year ago our chemical-engineering son explained counting macros to me. Since then I’ve been playing around and adjusting percentages, looking for the perfect balance. I’ve given each trial about 5 months. It’s sorta like working a puzzle.
Everyone alive eats macros. They are what make up our food: fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. We consume them daily in various amounts, usually according to what our area of the world has to offer. Oftentimes, like in the US so much is available – taste becomes king.
In my macro-adjustment-journey, I’ve tried reducing and increasing one group over another, looking for what makes my body run best. My goals (at 51) are:
- mental clarity,
- sleep well,
- keep bone density,
- no weight gain
- bonus: see muscle definition
I’ve tried high carb/low fat. I’ve also done high protein and moderate carb. This balancing act has lead me to KETO, best known for its high fat (70%), mid protein (25%) and low carb-load (5%). Now on a 30 day trial, like other programs – it’s interesting.
I’ve learned a lot about fats: they are essential for our brains and should be balanced between animal and plants. Great utube videos by a Dr. Berg along with many articles available online. My carbs are like gold! I spend those daily 25 grams with care, they come almost exclusively from veggies and berries. Of course no sugar -in any form.
Great recipes, “intermittent fasting,” plenty of calories allotted, and lots of so called “cell repair” happening. I’d say, so far – so good.
I’ll keep you posted