19: The Holy Trinity of Macronutrients
On today’s podcast we are talking about The Holy Trinity of Macronutrients – Carbs, Protein, and Fat, and why each one of them is essential to the needs of our bodies. We take a deep dive into the issues we may run into with fad extreme diets, and how a real whole food diet with balanced macronutrients can support the Holy Temple that is your body!
EPISODE 19: The Holy Trinity of Macronutrients
(1:32) Introducing today’s topic: The Holy Trinity of Macronutrients! Because there will never be a time that your body doesn’t need vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. That’s right folks, the needs of your body will NEVER change!
(3:54) Understanding macronutrients and where they come from in nature.
o Carbs are derived from plant foods
o Protein is derived from animal sources
o Fats are derived from plant and animal foods
(5:45) The roles of different macronutrients: Why your body needs all three - carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
(8:43) Understanding that health is an ongoing process, and the that body is constantly building, making, and regenerating. Choosing the materials to make your body is up to you! If “You are what you eat” then, how are you building your Holy Temple?
(10:26) Are extreme diets really just a manipulation of macronutrients?
o Food pyramid years: Pro-carb, anti-fat
o Atkins diet: High protein
o Keto: Fats are now the “cool kid on the block”
o Moral of the story: Don’t put all of your eggs in one macronutrient basket!
(13:06) Shouting from the rooftops: Long-term health requires balanced macronutrients!
o Balance is not boring, it is the key.
o Acknowledging when we have “shiny-object-syndrome”
(15:07) Chelsea’s insights and experiences with extreme diets
o Keto diet
o Carnivore diet
(16:49) Returning to our Godly compass, because He made the perfect foods for our bodies
(18:19) Realizing that there is a time and a place for using extreme diets for therapeutic reasons.
o Consideration for various bio-individual factors such as gallbladder, gut issues, candida, kidney stones, etc.
(23:32) The diet that works for everyone? A REAL FOODS ONE!
o The needs and requirements for building your Holy Temple will NEVER change!
o The Holy Trinity of Macronutrients are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
o God gave you the tools, it is up to you to utilize these beautiful real food resources!
(26:28) Outro & Disclaimer
Thanks for listening! Have a healthy and blessed week!