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My Day in Macros

A few of you have asked for a look at what my macros are. I’ve shared a typical week for food.

I’ve calculated my calories and have a BMR of 1430 kcal and 2217 kcal total. I like to stay around my sweet spot which is around 1700 kcal BUT because I’m hoping to gain some muscle, I’m eating on my higher end around 2200-2400 kcal to see how it goes.

In a regular day I complete anywhere from 10k to 25k steps…I’m usually around 17,000 steps. I work hard most days, ride bikes with the kids, walk with them or sometimes run!

6 months post partum!

Remember:

Carbs yield 4 calories per gram
Protein yield 4 calories per gram
Fat yield 9 calories per gram

Fat: it is recommended to aim for 20-35% of your daily calories

Protein: it is recommended to eat .65-1.0 gram of protein per pound of body weight (~10-35%)

Carbohydrates: the remainder should come from carbs (45-60%)

My Day…

My macros aren’t perfect, I struggle with protein but I’m working on balancing that AND a high fat diet works for me!

If you missed my previous post showing a couple ways to understand your macros, visit my last blog post here

I hope that gives you a quick idea of how facking easy it can be to track your food 😬❀ You don’t have to do anything crazy for general fitness BUT you can definitely learn about your body and it’s needs. I love that it challenges me to be more mindful about what I put into my body and as a busy mom….it helps me remember to eat ❀

Friendly reminder, I am not a nutritionist or do I consider myself an expert in nutrition. I just know some things about it πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚

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