- Protein — the Master Macronutrient
- Carbs — Making Friends With Them
- Fat — Why We Need It
- A High-Protein, Low-Glycemic Diet: “A Calorie Is Not Just a Calorie”
- Metabolism and Almased
Before we take a look at what a macro diet is, let’s first say what it is not — it’s not a macrobiotic diet, which is a diet where you eat food at room temperature!
Instead, a macro diet is one that encourages a healthy balance of the three macronutrients — protein, fat and carbohydrates.
While macro diet gurus want you to use macro-diet calculators and to evaluate each food as to “If It Fits Your Macros,” there is no set-in-stone ratio of macros a person must eat. It is different from person to person and depends on a variety of factors, including your height, weight, age, activity level, and your wellness goals.
While other diets ask you to count points or buy yucky pre-packaged frozen meals, the core of the macro diet only really requires us to be conscious of two things: (1) the balance of macronutrients that we eat each day and (2) the quality of the foods we’re eating to meet our nutrients goals — more on this in a minute.
The great news is that the Almased Diet gives you an optimal balance of macronutrients starting, of course, with high-quality protein.
Almased is made from three high-quality ingredients: non-GMO soy, yogurt and enzyme-rich honey, all combined in a unique fermentation process with an ideal 2:1 protein and carb ratio.
Protein — the Master Macronutrient
The body has a constant need for protein and essential amino acids for metabolic health.
Experts say that people should shoot for up to 35% of their day’s worth of calories from protein, which is equivalent to two to three servings of protein-rich foods daily.
You probably want to aim for at least 8 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight daily, which is approximately 46 grams of protein for women and 56 grams of protein for men.