MACROS

Healthy, Carbs, Fats and Proteins

 

A lot of people have been asking . . .

What exactly are these MACROS and why I choose the macronutrient lifestyle. So, I wanted to share in my opinion and experience with why it works for me and why it could work for you!

Macronutrients are carbs, proteins and fats! Our bodies need them all and a lot of them.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain your weight, gain muscle, or just have an overall healthier lifestyle, understanding your macros is an important part of the process!

To figure out your macro goals for each day, you will need to start with calculating your daily calorie requirements. This can be done on our Mission Fit Meals Macro Calculator.

 

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Macronutrients

Understanding the Basics

What are macronutrients and why do they matter?

Macronutrient Information

All or our Mission Fit Meals are labeled with the macronutrient breakdown.

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Calories 356  Carbs 33g 36%  Fat 13g 32%  Protein 30g 32%

Macronutrients, or MACROS for short, are carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. So, basically, everything you eat can be broken down into these three macronutrient categories.

Macronutrient Lifestyle

So, why do I choose the macronutrient lifestyle.

For years we have watched diet fads come and go and some of us have tried them all! I am a firm believer in simply finding a healthy lifestyle (diet) that works best for You! One you enjoy learning about, exploring with and experiencing in order for you to become more in tuned with what it takes for your body to perform at its best. What works for one will not always work for another. It takes chemistry. I ultimately believe it comes down to being aware of how you fuel your body on a daily basis no matter what you choose. Having a diet plan to follow just means you are constantly aware…

It’s not so much about the amount of calories you get each but where those calories are coming from…  

You can get carbs from donuts and cereals and fats from bacon and sour cream, but your body will process this differently than carbs from carrots and an apple and fats from avocados and hummus.

Counting MACROS has helped me become aware of where my calories are coming from daily for ultimate performance and how I can enjoy a Healthy balance with good foods 80% of the time. Yes, I enjoy a good pizza and a slice of birthday cake from time to time.

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How it Works

 

 

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First, you need to know how many calories, carbs, fats and proteins you should have each day.

MACROS

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Calculate Your MACROS

Flexible dieting, or “If It Fits Your Macros,” means counting macronutrient grams instead of calories. Use this calculator to find your ideal ratio of proteins, carbs, and fats. 

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More About MACROS

Your macronutrient ratio can vary depending on individual needs, body composition, goals, metabolic efficiency and fitness regimen. It’s important to find and commit to the macronutrient ratio that is most suitable for you to reach your goals!

Understanding macros

Whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain your weight, gain muscle, have a better relationship with food, or just have an overall healthy lifestyle, understanding your macros is an important part of the process!

Customize your macros

Match your macros with your fitness goals?

To figure out your macro goals for each day, you will need to start with calculating your daily calorie requirements. This can be done through our customized plan or on our Mission Fit Meals Macro Calculator. 

Once you have your recommended calorie intake, you can then figure out what the best ratio of carbohydrates, fats and proteins would be best to achieve your goal.

What Macro Ratio Should I Use?

Depends on your goal:

For Weight Loss: It’s usually best to go with a lower carbohydrate, lower fat and higher protein ratio. The standard 25%-45% carbohydrates, 20%-35% fat and 35%-50% protein.

Maintenance: You can increase our fat and carbohydrate consumption a little.  35%-55% Carbohydrates, 25%-40% fat and 25%-40% protein.

To Gain Muscle: Here you will want a higher carbohydrate and protein ratio to fuel your workouts. Your ratio should be around 45% carbohydrates, 20% dietary fat and 35% protein.

MyFitnessPal

One of the best macro trackers

The free version of MyFitnessPal  is a great option because of its bar code scanning feature and massive database of foods and drinks.

With a premium subscription, you can track by gram amounts and percentages, and you can see macro breakdowns for each meal and snack. A premium subscription also gets you extra features like food analyses (quality of what you’re eating), food timestamps (when you eat what) and weekly reports but it’s not free.

You can also Friend Kristi (missionfitmomma) on MyFitnessPal  for more tips and assistance with your fitness goals.

Foods containing carbohydrates

EXAMPLES: Rice, bread, Oatmeal, cereal, pasta, tortillas, quinoa, potatoes, fruits, vegetables, chips, cookies, candies, beer and wine.

WHAT IT DOES: Carbohydrates are the body’s primary source for energy. Both your muscles and your brain prefer to use carbs as fuel.

There are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex;

Simple carbohydrates digest quickly, and the foods that contain them are often lighter in color. Examples include white bread, white rice, cookies, and candy.

Complex carbohydrates digest slowly, and the foods that contain them are often darker/more brown in color. They are high in fiber and contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals. complex carbs provide a steady release of energy. Examples include starchy vegetables, whole-wheat bread, oats, and brown rice.

Foods containing fat

EXAMPLES: Avocados, walnuts, almonds, cashews, olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, peanut butter, other nut butters, egg yolks, salmon, and mackerel,

WHAT IT DOES: Fat is an essential nutrient involved in many bodily functions. It’s crucial for cell signaling and communication in the body. Fat allows your body to absorb vitamins. It also promotes an optimal hormonal environment in the body. Not to mention it tastes good.

UNSATURATED FATS: They are typically regarded as Healthy fats because they positively impact cognitive function, heart health, and recovery.

SATURATED FATS: These positively influence testosterone production and optimize hormone production in the body.

TRANS FATS: They are referred to as Bad fats. These can Negatively impact heart health and increase your risk for metabolic abnormalities.

Foods containing protein

EXAMPLES:  Milk, cheese, yogurt, pork, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, beans, nuts, legumes, soy, egg whites and egg yolks,

WHAT IT DOES: Proteins are a combination of crucial amino acids. They instigate recovery and muscle growth throughout the body. Protein promotes feelings of fullness and has been shown to be beneficial for individuals exercising to ether gain or lose weight.

Our Menus

Here at Mission Fit Meals we’re always cooking up something new. Our chef Kristi works hard to create mouth watering dishes that satisfies every taste while providing the correct balance of nutrients. The menu may change from time to time as we add, replace or change meals. We have divided the menu into four weekly selections to help you with your meal planning and selection.

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Proportion controlled and MACRO balanced meals for fitness. Choose from weekly menus or customize your selection choosing your favorite meals to suite your taste.

Each meal is vacuum sealed to retain freshness. Heat and enjoy your healthy and tasty meals. No cooking or prep required just heat and enjoy.

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QUESTIONS?

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Questions about Macronutrients, Search the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Data Center for more information. Food Data Central is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.

There are also tons of information on food from My Fitness Pal.