Low Carb Diet Life Membership includes a meal planner macro calculator. Each recipe displays the nutrition facts per serving. As you add the recipes to your meal planner, the meal planner macro calculator is at work for you. So, once you have determined your daily calorie needs just add and arrange recipes to your meal planner based upon your dietary needs.
So, what are macros?
The term “macro” or “macros” is short for macronutrients. In this case, the prefix macro- is something large in a relative sense. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber and water. While micronutrients include things like cholesterol, sodium, potassium, and magnesium (to mention only a few). So, our body requires more macronutrients than micronutrients.
This is a low carb meal planner designed for anyone on a low carb diet, keto diet, or diabetic diet. However, there are numerous ways to plan your meals even on a low carb diet. Therefore, in addition to displaying your overall calories, the meal planner macro calculator allows you to see your macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and fibers) as well as some of your micronutrients (sodium and potassium).
So, why care about your macronutrients?
Macronutrients play different roles in the body. Since this is a low carb meal planner, let’s start with carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are our body’s primary source for fuel. So, we are provided with an abundance of carbohydrates in nature. The problem is that many do not realize just how many carbohydrates are naturally found in nature by means of fruits, vegetables, and grains. So, when you add sugar-filled processed foods, over consumption of carbohydrates can easily become somewhat of a problem. For many, it comes in the form of prediabetes, diabetes, excess weight, candida yeast, leaky gut syndrome and many others conditions. So, a person on a “low carb diet” is someone that consciously and actively reduces their overall carb intake to a reasonable degree. The keto diet is a slightly different type of strict low carb diet that is highly beneficial for people that have already developed a sugar-induced condition and/or want to experience rapid weight loss.
We are basically walking and talking pieces of protein. From a superficial perspective, eating enough protein is very important for keeping our hair, nails, and teeth strong. A person that exercise and build muscle will need more protein than someone that is sedentary and does not lift weights. When a person is sick or injured, they also require more protein than if they were not injured or sick. So, do not skimp out on the proteins.
There are good fats and there are bad fats. They paradoxically work in opposition to one another. Fats from plants and fish are typically good fats that benefit your cardiovascular health. While processed oils, margarines and fatty meats are higher in unhealthy fats.
Most people relate fiber to staying regular and keeping the gastrointestinal tract healthy and balanced. However, in addition to this, fiber can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. This is why some people count their net carbs which is the total carbohydrates minus the fiber. So, you can calculate your net carbs using the meal planner macro calculator.