Macronutrients: Getting The Balance Right

Okay, so lets not get patronising, we all know our basic food groups of macronutrients which come in the forms of fats, proteins and carbohydrates…Going Ketogenic is all about upping our intake of healthy fats, consuming a moderate amount of protein (this does depend on activity physical activity) and a low amount of carbohydrates!

On a typical day, I try to maintain 75% fat, 20% protein and around 5% carbs, essentially, it is your responsibility to gage this. If I have a heavy day in the gym, I may go got 70% fat and 25% protein and 5% carbs, but really, you don’t want to be going above 7 – 8% in carbohydrates.

In grams (yes, you will need to start weighing and logging your food), and based on a typical day of consuming around 2000 – 2500 calories on my meal plan, that amounts to around 185grams of fat, 105grams of protein and around 35 grams of carbohydrates. They generally say that 70g of carbs in a day is the limit for maintaining Ketosis, but this does all depend on the person, personally I never go above about 45grams of carbohydrates in any given day.

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