You may think you're eating low carb or enough protein but unless you know what's in what, I hate to break the bad news, but you're probably under and over estimating.
You don't have to learn what everything is, a little education goes a long way.
Many foods follow the same principle as color combinations. The color white is a combination of all colors. It has blue, green, grey etc. In food theres a combination of protein, carbs and fats that are together in the same food.
Lets look at this example: Protein is green,
Carbohydrates are blue,
And fat is purple.
That means the following foods should look like this:
Chicken, beef, fish, eggs, protein powder, shrimp and seafood, nuts (Proteins)
Oatmeal, rice, potatoes, corn, beans, bread and grains (Carbohydrates)
Olive oil, avocado and guacamole, coconut oil (Fats)
But it's actually more like this: Nuts, egg s, beans, beef
There are some foods that, for the majority of the food, falls into a certain category, but has amounts of other categories as well.
This matters because when you're following a plan and eating certain food that help you burn fat and gain lean muscle, you may need one thing and not another. For example if you're looking for protein only, you can't eat nuts, they have protein AND carbohydrates AND even more fat. Same goes for something like beans, way more carbohydrates there then protein.
You don't have to remember what all of the foods have in each of them. There's simple themes. To make it easier for you, click the link below to see what many common foods have in them. It will be helpful and maybe eye opening!
You can also find helpful info on what to eat if you need to eat only one type of food (macronutrient) here in our Emergency Macros guide!
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