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maniac2217
04-27-2011, 01:44 PM
Lets start a list of well balanced macro foods. I need ideas as I'm sure others do once a particular macro has been reached, and others need catching up.

For me, a well balanced macro food if you've met your carbs for the day is a large egg X any number.

Macros for one Lg egg:
(cal - 70, P - 6, F - 5, carb - 0)

Also almonds for fat:
1/2 cup
(cal - 408, P - 15, F - 35, carb - 35)

Pretty basic and obvious ones, but lets see what others eat for balance.

desslok
04-27-2011, 01:50 PM
Lets start a list of well balanced macro foods. I need ideas as I'm sure others do once a particular macro has been reached, and others need catching up.

For me, a well balanced macro food if you've met your carbs for the day is a large egg X any number.
Pretty basic and obvious ones, but lets see what others eat for balance.

I pretty much just worry about higher protein foods and higher fat foods, and eat/mix as needed.

MikeK46
04-27-2011, 02:12 PM
bal·ance (noun) \ˈba-lən(t)s\ Equality or proportion

Eggs are not balanced, they have almost no carbs. Nuts are not balanced either, the fat content is much higher than the protein & carbs.

I don't follow what macros you're looking to be "balanced."

Shrederator
04-27-2011, 02:17 PM
bal·ance (noun) \ˈba-lən(t)s\ Equality or proportion

Eggs are not balanced, they have almost no carbs. Nuts are not balanced either, the fat content is much higher than the protein & carbs.

Are you looking for foods that are only balanced in protein and fat?

I think he failed on his thread title.

I believe what he meant was, if you have not reached a certain macro for the day, these foods will help you reach that goal.

Unfortunately, there are much better options than eggs or nuts.

Por ejemplo: Pasta for carbs, lean meat for protein, olive oil for fat.

I could be wrong but I really don't know wtf is going on in here.

sunngodd
04-27-2011, 02:19 PM
A well balanced food for a lean 200 lb guy that's bulking would not be well balancedfor someone on a PSMF.

MikeK46
04-27-2011, 02:36 PM
I believe what he meant was, if you have not reached a certain macro for the day, these foods will help you reach that goal.

Not sure why you'd need a thread for that.

There are a billion web sites out there that list the most common sources of PROTEIN, FAT, and CARBS.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/stella9.htm

jsalazar92
04-27-2011, 02:43 PM
Here OP

Use this if you want balanced food.


http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9WdXUHuQyV-bGNb3xmLwR6OUTFep1XqlIHMFh0fviePaTfRq8WEcLYoQg

ven33
04-27-2011, 02:45 PM
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Shrederator
04-27-2011, 02:45 PM
Here OP

Use this if you want balanced food.


http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT9WdXUHuQyV-bGNb3xmLwR6OUTFep1XqlIHMFh0fviePaTfRq8WEcLYoQg

Sorry but that img is incorrect.

According to Weight Watchers, the apple should be lighter than the candies. Apples are zero points, which basically equates to zero calories.

amiriteguise?

WonderPug
04-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Lets start a list of well balanced macro foods.
Macros for one Lg egg:
(cal - 70, P - 6, F - 5, carb - 0)

Also almonds for fat:
1/2 cup
(cal - 408, P - 15, F - 35, carb - 35)

You're looking for a list of foods that contain balanced macronutrients (for whatever odd reason) and, as an example of such, you list two foods that are not at all balanced in terms of macronutrient composition.

I don't know what keys to hit next...

Shrederator
04-27-2011, 02:47 PM
I don't know what keys to hit next...

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bennettj
04-27-2011, 02:47 PM
This is more of the traditional "balanced" definition...

I have a bowl of chili over noodles almost every day. Great source of all three macros. Its just 1lb ground beef with 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of kidney beans, and a chili spice mix. I'll usually make three meals out of it. 1/3 of a recipe plus 1/8 a box of noodles comes out to:

584 cals/13.6g fat/75.6g carbs/43.3g protein

If you take the noodles out and just eat the chili, it's...

413 cals/12.5g fat/36.6g carbs/37.6g protein

Either way, it's goddamned delicious.

jake1224
04-27-2011, 02:51 PM
Brb start thread with the word "macros" in it
Brb fails every time


Oh nutrition...

BookMonkey
04-27-2011, 03:09 PM
I balance my macros on my plate. Carbs at 5, Veggies at 7, Protein at 12 (on the plate, that is). Then I drizzle Fat across the top. I had a perfect example, but can't find it...