February 2, 2023
The beginning few months of the year are a popular time to talk about diet and nutrition. Afterall, many people make that new years’ resolution to lose a few pounds. You may have heard about these different diets: keto, paleo, carnivore, whole-food and plant based. For many of them the key differences comes down to what it promotes surrounding macronutrients.
Macronutrients are the main compounds that provide our bodies with energy. There are 3 main ones: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It is important to note that all whole foods (ie ones you don’t open up out of a package) contain all three of these macronutrients, just in varying proportions. Within each category there are good versions and bad versions.
Over the next three weeks, we will break down these macronutrients further and discuss your options to consider when assembling your own diet or picking a diet that is best for your needs (hint: there is no one-size fits all answer here!).