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Post By Adi
Post By munch
Hi, what percent of my diet should be carbs, fat, protein.
Hi there, I am currently using a app on my phone witch allows me to convert my daily intake to a pie chart. I am not really trying to bulk up or anything I just want to try and be as lean and muscular as possible maintaining the same weight, what percent ratio's should I be looking for. For carbs, fat, and protein? Thanks
Thanks for your help m8, I was hoping someone would be able to tell me percentages tho. Ie pie chart style so on training days it would be say 40% carbs. 30% Fats 30% protein or what ever is best. Thanks
James, what are the benefits of keeping fat low on workout days?
And I echo James' sentiments on this one; I don't think macros should be worked out by percentages.
The following link explains this well:
Calculating Calorie & Macronutrient Needs - Bodybuilding.com Forums
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Thanks guys, you have both really helped me out here, think I'll have to get the calculator out this weekend :-)
1. Find out what cals you need e.g 2000
2. 1 - 1.5g /lb of protein, so lets say you weigh 150lbs, so you take 150grams of protien, which is 150 *4 = 600 cals. SO now you know the protein percentage 600/2000
3. On non-workout as James mentioned go high ft and low carb. If you do 100 grams of carbs that 100 * 4 = 400 cals of carbs so 400/2000 is your percentage
5. That just leaves the fats, so fill the rest with fats i.e 200-600-400=1000 cals from fat = 1000/9 approx 100grams of fat, again you know the percentage
6. On workout flip this model and stick 50 - 100 grams for fat and fill rest with carbs
ta da...and for my next trick I'll show you howto get a 6 pack whilst eating a kebab :-)
This is what I tell anyone who asks me, and yes its a good baseline. I just tell them to cycle the carbs, since if you go for the 'low carb' approach, they auto switch to Atkins, or just drop carbs without replacing the cals. This way I just tell them to eat everything they want, just rotate, start and then tweak. Having said that even I am struggling with cal intake now, since I am low on non-workout, and getting hungry....
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