Lol they are Macros. What Are Macros you ask?
Macronutrients are molecules that our bodies use to create energy for themselves primarily fat, protein and carbs. They are found in all foods in varying amounts, measured in grams (g) on the nutrition labels.
Fat provides 9 calories per gram
Protein provides 4 calories per gram
Carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram
Counting Calories vs. Counting Macros
If you eat less calories than you burn, you will likely lose weight. However, counting calories can only tell you so much; if you are not careful and do not eat the right calories; you will likely lose muscle as well. To maintain, lose or even gain weight, many people rely on counting macros to make sure they are eating correctly. 100 calories of avocado (fat) is a lot better than 100 calories of a doughnut (carbs). On a ketogenic (low carb, high fat) diet, it is very important to know how many carbs you are eating in comparison to fat and protein. Many people aim for less than 50g of carbs to maintain ketosis. When counting macros, you simply add up how many grams of fat, protein and carbs you ate that day.
A ketogenic diet (keto) is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many potential benefits for weight loss, health and performance, but also some potential initial side effects.
A ketogenic diet is similar to other strict low-carb diets, like the Atkins diet or LCHF (low carb, high fat). These diets often end up being ketogenic more or less by accident. The main difference between strict LCHF and keto is that protein is restricted in the latter.
A keto diet is designed specifically to result in ketosis. It is possible to measure and adapt to reach optimal ketone levels for health, weight loss, or for physical and mental performance.