Lets cut through that macro chatter!! Counting “macros” means you’re counting macronutrients… it’s basically “fancy” calorie counting.
Some quick science:
- Carbohydrates = 4 calories
- Protein = 4 calories
- Fat = 9 calories
Here’s why Carr Eats doesn’t provide a macro count for meals. Short answer = Because if we did it would NOT be very accurate. Food companies need to have their food analyzed in a lab to have the nutritional facts correct. Then they need to make that product the exact same way every time… using the same proportions and the same nutritionally dense product (down to the fraction of an ounce/gram). Unless there is a machine manufacturing this product, accuracy is doubtful. I find it amusing that companies are slapping this on a label when I know they shouldn’t be. I get it… counting macros is trendy right now, and it sells, but at best it’s an approximation! People that are really tracking their macronutrients don’t do “approximations” they do exact calculations.
So to my point… If you want to track your macros, I recommend deconstructing meals, weighing them at home and entering them into a fitness application (such as My Fitness Pal). If you think I’m wrong and you’re under the impression that the macro breakdown other meal prep companies who haven’t had their food analyzed… is accurate. Just look at what they post vs what you get for numbers on your own after weighing/logging your food at home. I’m willing to bet, these numbers aren’t the same. Maybe not even close!
Lets look at peanut butter. A serving size is 1 Tablespoon or approximately 15grams. You really need to weigh this to be accurate and the difference between 1-2 grams is HUGE! The spoon is useless you need a scale.
What we do offer. Carr Eats provides a range. We aim for about 30 grams of protein and 25-30 grams of carbohydrates in each meal. Roughly 25-30% protein/fat, 30-50% carbs (moderate). The salads are roughly 40-50% protein, 30-40% fat, 10-30% carbs (lower). We never cook with dairy and the added fat source comes from coconut/olive/canola oils.
We strive for a healthy balance. Someday when we are much larger and the FDA requires this, we will take to testing. For now, we will provide you with a wide variety of options and keep your bellies happy + healthy!