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How to calculate your macros without losing your mind

Most macronutrient calculators give you a very specific answer about how to calculate your macros. This is simple, but unfortunately not optimal when it comes to ensuring optimal nutrition. Nutrient-dense whole foods don’t come in prepackaged satchels of protein, carbs, fat, fibre and calories that you can mix together to meet specific macronutrient and calorie […]

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optimising micronutrients and macronutrients for different goals

This article looks at the macro and micronutrient split for the most nutrient dense foods using a multi criteria analysis tailored for different goals (i.e. diabetes, therapeutic ketosis, weight loss and athletic performance). High protein foods are typically much more nutrient dense than high carbohydrate foods. The optimal protein intake for athletes, people who are metabolically […]

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The cost of macronutrients [Data Analysis]

Analysis of the USDA Cost of Food at Home database shows that fat is the cheapest macronutrient. Protein is the most expensive macronutrient, however a reduced carbohydrate diet does not necessarily require an increase in protein. Reducing the amount of carbohydrate and increasing the amount of fat in your diet is the most effective way […]

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