So let’s start with the basics. Calories are KING! There are four macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, fat and alcohol. Our bodies derive energy from these through oxidation processes, which results in CALORIES. Each macronutrient releases its own number of calories as it is broken down (see table below). These calories, if not utilized, will be stored in numerous ways and can result in weight gain. So when we talk about calories in versus calories out, we mean how many calories are you ingesting versus how many calories you are burning through a combination of your basal metabolic rate (BMR), physical activity, non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) and thermogenic effect of food (TEF).
These are the macros that I will be following for this week:
ATTENTION: Please do not follow this macro breakdown. These have been personalized and calculated based off of my current metabolism, eating habits and exercise regimen.