Macronutrients (macros) are nutrients that provide calories or energy. Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism, rebuilding and all basic body functions. There are three macronutrients that all food categorized as: Carbohydrates (CHO) Protein (PRO) Fat Macros Carbohydrates This is the macro we need the most of. Approximately 40% of our daily caloric intake should … Continue reading What are Macros?
How much food you eat matters, even if it’s all good, wholesome food. With food quality and quantity finely tuned you can move every quantifiable health and fitness marker in the right direction. What to measure When measuring food quantity we categorise food into macronutrient groups. Macronutrients (macros) are nutrients that provide calories or energy. … Continue reading What Are Food Quantities Based On?
A quick recap on our previous articles: Good nutrition is the foundation for both general health and fitness - nothing new there. Central to good nutrition is controlling blood sugar levels. That dictates our state of metabolism and therefore levels of insulin. Hyperinsulinemia is the root cause of atherogenesis and therefore coronary heart disease. We primarily … Continue reading Food Quantity Matters
Knowing why food quality is essential to health and performance is important because it gives you a purpose to eat well. We’ve talked about how the type of food you eat affects the health of your digestive system. Happy tummy means a happy body! And we also talked about how food has such a profound … Continue reading Insulin Control and Performance