The typical American is familiar with the term "calories". To some it's loaded, indicative of negative diet culture and restriction. For other's, it's something they learned about in school and has something to do with food and energy but beyond that has no relevance in their life. Calories are the foundation of food science, and when considered correctly, hold a lot of power to understanding health, weight loss, and fitness. But the body is a complex (understatement), dynamic organism that responds in a multifaceted way to what we eat.
Macronutrients are the building blocks, of our nutrition. The three players are Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates. They are the secondary layer to calories. I believe that, when paired with the right micronutrients, they are the key to getting the healthiest, sustainable results that you are seeking with your health and body composition goals. Tracking these metrics, rather than calories, ensures that your body is getting the right amount of each. Too little fat in your diet and your hormone regulation can be thrown off. Too little carbs and you may not be getting enough energy or calories to build muscle. Too little of protein and you may have muscle breakdown if you're in a caloric deficit. Tracking these can be applied to various lifestyles including the Keto diet, Weight Watchers, and Macro counting.
Here at Core Cakes, when we were developing our recipes, we considered very carefully the macronutrient break down of our products. The addition of protein to a baked good not only leaves you feeling full for longer, it is used in your body to maintain and build muscle and is less likely to be stored as fat. Replacing some of your calories that would be normally consumed as carbohydrates with protein helps boost metabolism and balance your diet. Try it for your self, and you will be surprised at how little you have to sacrifice in flavor to achieve this balance when you make Core Cakes a regular part of your daily meal plan!