The majority of foods have some mix of carbs, fat, and protein – even vegetables incorporate all three macronutrients! So here is a number of some whole foods and their protein, carbohydrate, and fat content.
The reason I’m showing you the 3 macronutrients is because people are likely to eat a lot of of the wrong foods and they are packing on weight or stuck at a plateau and not losing weight. Typically a person is very likely to over eat on starchy carbohydrates or fat.
Some foods may have more fat than protein, incorporating an unnecessary amount of calories in such a small portion. You want to be alert of these foods so you make sure and eat the right portion so you can easily losing weight.
Food Type : Protein / Carbohydrates / Fats (in grams)
- · Cashew Nuts ¼ cup: 5 / 9 / 12
- · Tempeh 4 oz.: 16 / 14 / 6
- · Almond Butter 1 Tb: 2 / 3 / 9
- · Peanut Butter 1 Tb: 4 / 3.5 / 8
- · Black Beans ½ cup: 7.5 / 20 / 5
- · Sunflower seeds raw ¼ cup: 6 / 6 / 14
One food I enjoy is almond butter. The issue is it’s loaded with fat which means it’s very calorie dense. Every gram of fat is equal to 9 calories of energy where as protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram. You have to spend more energy to burn off 1 gram of fat than 1 gram of protein or carbs.