[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Protein is an important part of a healthy diet but we must be cautious of “Protein Loading”. Just like many things in life there can be too much of a good thing! While protein is the building block of muscle mass we must not neglect carbs and healthy fats. These 3 macronutrients (aka “macros”) help create a balanced body composition and metabolism.
Carbs shouldn’t be neglected because they help shuttle nutrients in your systems efficiently for recovery and repairing muscles. Carbohydrates are also the bodies easiest & preferred source of energy to use. Keeping carbs in balance with protein and consuming the majority of your macros pre/post workout will be the most beneficial use of your daily carb intake.
Healthy fats help regulate the bodies hormones which is also crucial for recovery. They also are essential for things like brain health and function, and that your skin, hair, nails etc are healthy and growing properly.
If you take out 2 macronutrients (fat and carbs) & just consume protein, your body will not be the well oiled machine that it needs to be in order to build muscle mass, lose body fat, & get healthier.
There needs to be a balance of all 3.
A good place to start would be:
30% of daily calories come from Protein 50% of daily calories come from carbohydrates 20% of daily calories come from fat.
Quick Macro Math 101: 1g Carbs/Protein = 4 Calories 1g Fat = 9 Calories If you needed to consume 2,000 calories a day your breakdown would be: 250g Carbs 150g Protein 44g Fat
*these calculations may not be exactly what YOUR body requires. They are a guideline and teaching tool*
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