There are all kinds of ideas and theories on how you should eat to lose weight. Diets ranging from Weight Watchers to the Whole Foods Diet to the Paleo Diet and everything in between have their own guidelines for how you should eat to lose those unwanted pounds.
One of the latest ideas on the market today is a concept called “macropattern.”
The macropattern is simply the idea of combining macronutrients in each of your meals. This theory has only three food possibilities to help you lose weight.
The first pair of macronutrients suggested by this theory are proteins and carbohydrates. Protein is the building block of almost every function in your body, and you can never have enough of it. It helps you build muscle and speeds up your metabolism. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, can make or break your diet. If you eat too many, you could start to store them as fat. If you eat too few of them, you could send your body into starvation mode where it stores everything as fat. This combination is recommended because your body can break down this pair properly.
The next suggested pair of macronutrients is the combination of protein and fat. Again, your body can break down each of them properly, but when it comes to the last possible macronutrient pair in this theory, it is believed that it will start to store fat.
This pattern of fat and carbohydrate combination macronutrients is believed to store one of them as fat, as your body cannot break them down simultaneously.
That’s false, your body can use each fuel source for energy, just one is more efficient than the other.
Carbohydrates are the only food group that begin to break down as soon as they reach your mouth. Fats, on the other hand, take twice as long to break down.
Where this idea of combining carbohydrates and fats as a means of gaining weight comes into play depends on the type of fats and carbohydrates you consume.
You will not gain weight by eating fruits and nuts as a snack, however if you eat pasta and trans fats, you will undoubtedly gain weight.
In short, the macronutrient pattern is just a viable theory when it comes to combining foods that are either manufactured or non-whole. It’s incredibly difficult to eat yourself up to obesity from meat, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as those were foods our bodies were meant to eat.
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