Kitchen Confusion: Macros???
I just learned the term macros and found out that there are certain percentages of each you are suppose to eat. Every website I have read says something different so I am still as lost as when I started. Over the course of 2014 lost 60 to 70 pounds eating mostly lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. I have been stuck around my current weight for a year and want to start working toward my health and becoming leaner again. Any suggestions on the ideal ratio? and an explanation so I understand why
I have a busy schedule which has caused me to pick up bad habits eating wise like skipping meals or grabbing unhealthy food to save time so any quick meal or snack ideas would be a great help too.
I just found this. I hope it helps. It allows you to adjust based on your needs (ex. High Carb, Moderate, Zone Diet, and Low Carb)
Ratios will be different for everyone. I pretty stick with 3rds. I do about 35/35/30 (P/F/C). I like higher protein for my migraines. Going LOW carb makes me sick and headachey, so I don't like the carbs to dip too low. You will have to figure out what works best for you. Pick a ratio and try it for 6 weeks. If it works = GREAT, if not (feeling headachey, weak, bloayed, whatever...) change your macros and try again.
I downloaded a ebook on macros and determined my BMR and TDEE and more to help me. For a busy person all the math (which isn't that much but I used to be a busy person and I probably wouldn't have done it as often then) might "scare" you away.
Read bodybuilding.coms articles on the subject. I do 40% Protein on good days but it's usually split pretty even in the 30's. I'm weight lifting so I'm trying to grow muscle and need a bit higher protein level. I use my fitness pal app to figure out numbers/precentages.