If you are following a Keto diet, you probably know that your macro ratios are extremely important to manage. Whoa, back up….macros? What the heck are those???
Quick lesson: macros, or macro nutrients, are proteins, carbohydrates and fats. When we talk about macros, we are talking about the primary building blocks that give your body
energy . Micro nutrients (vitamins and supplements) are also important, but that’s a topic for another day!
When you are following a Ketogenic (“Keto”) diet, it is essential to pay attention to your macros if you want to stay in ketosis. “Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides energy.”  That said, you also need to do your homework and figure out what those ratios are for YOU, based on your current goals (weight loss, weight gain or maintenance). You also need to determine how many calories you want to consume daily.
Check out this book as a great reference guide for Keto.
A great resource to learn more about Keto is The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.
One of the biggest potential challenges with following a Keto diet is figuring out what the heck to eat. While eggs and bacon make for an awesome breakfast, some morning there just isn’t enough time to cook a hot meal!
We have created a great breakfast shake that satisfies the Keto macro ratios, tastes great and is easy to take on the go!
KETO BREAKFAST SHAKE
- 1 c. Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
- 1 c. leafy greens (spinach, super greens, etc.)
- 1/8 c. frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop creatine powder (optional)
- 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Blend all ingredients together and drink!
Macros: 21.1 g Fat, 7.5 g Carbohydrates, 3.4 g Protein
We would love to know what your favorite Keto recipes are! Please comment and let us know.