I hear you talk about “macros.” What’s a macro?

The term Macros is shorthand for Macronutrients.  

These are sources of energy (or Calories): Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates.

See our definition of a Ketogenic diet for the “Macro” formula we have used ourselves.

You may see other ketogenic resources refer to a macronutrient ratio of  20% PROTEIN, 5% CARB, and 75% FAT.   This is a description of the fuel that the body is using.  The 75% fat component will be a combination of fat on your plate and fat that you draw down from your body. Eat more plate fat and you will lose less body fat and vice versa. That may sound good on paper, but when you start a ketogenic diet, you’ll need to eat more fat to satisfy your hunger.

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