Matching calories and macros to the style of training…
Updated: May 29, 2022
Some days we just crave to eat “some crap” and sometimes the smell of pork fat hitting charcoal or a griddle is just too much to handle…
Depending on YOUR unique activity level - exercise and its demand - your energy amount and specific energy nutrients will differ.
Firstly - take a look at your calorie calculation
From the food we digest, our bodies break down the nutrients into circulating and stored energies: our bodies tap into these at varying exercise intensities and duration.
Protein is predominantly used to rebuild structures.
- We aim to have this at a minimum of 2g per kilo of bodyweight or around 25-30% of daily calories.
Carbohydrate becomes glycogen in muscles and blood sugar in circulation.
- For most exercising people, aiming for 40-55% of your daily calories can help restore carbohydrates. In general, athletes will need to consume 3 to 5g per kilogram body weight daily for light activity and upward of 8 to 12g per kilogram body weight per day for intense training.