MACROS vs MICROS: are you setting yourself up for failure?
To all my plant-based or plant-curious friends!
(meat-eaters, don't go away! There are helpful tips in here for you as well, my friends!) Below you will find some FANTASTIC resources to learn the ins and outs of designing a protein-rich diet while sticking to your plant-based goals.
As plant-based peoples (PBP's!), we really want to make sure that we are getting a full spectrum of micronutrients, as well as hitting our macros. Actually, everyone could benefit from looking at their micros a little harder, but being plant-based, it can be a little trickier. So, what do I mean when I say micros? Vitamins and Minerals, yo.
While hitting your macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) are important in achieving fat loss (or maintaining or gaining weight), hitting your micronutrients are essential to healthy bodily functions like metabolism, endocrine system (hormones), energy levels, hair and skin quality, organ health, and longevity.