Looking to optimize your diet for weight loss? Perfecting your macro nutrient ratios could be the answer!
With all the different diets and weight-loss claims out there, it can be tough to determine what and how to eat in order to lose weight. One way to start adjusting your diet is to look at your macro nutrient ratios.
The three macro nutrients are carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and our bodies need all three in order to function best. For example, carbohydrates are the brain’s only fuel source, proteins assist in muscle recovery and (good) fats can help reduce cholesterol. This is why it is important to take in a good ratio of all three macro nutrients.
Below are three examples of macro nutrient ratio ranges, including the recommended ranges from the USDA. For example, the recommended daily amount of carbohydrates is 130 grams, due to the importance of carbohydrates for brain function and health.