Nutrition basics 101: #science 👩🔬⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Calories are made up 4 of macronutrients:
🥑Fats have 9 calories per gram (of WEIGHT when measured)
🥔Carbs have 4 calories per gram
🍤Protein have 4 calories per gram
🍷Alcohol have 7 calories per gram (which is where the calories come from in our drinks).
—-Example using a nutrition label——
Philadelphia whipped cream cheese:
Calories = 50
Fat = 4g
Carb = 2g
Protein = 1g
Fat 4g X 9 calories = 36 calories
Carb 2g X 4 calories = 8 calories
Protein 1g X 4 calories = 4 calories
36 + 8 + 4 = 48 calories (most labels tend to round)
Macros > calories to lose weight bc:
✨Encourages a balance of the 3 health macros (fats, carbs and proteins).
✨Encourages a healthier relationship with food since it is an understanding of how it helps or hurts our bodies.
✨Allows us to understand a nutrition label, read a menu at a restaurant and choose better options for our health.
✨Encourages us to feel more empowered with knowledge behind those choices.
✨Encourages a higher protein diet (the MANY protein benefits will be explained tomorrow).
🙋🏼♀️🥳Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I’m doing LIVE TRAININGS here on IG at 730 CST talking allllll about weight loss and how to ACTUALLY get to your goals so be on the lookout!!
Save this post as a reminder & lemme know your macro questions below to answer!