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a bit of help...

#1 Postby MarginWalker79 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:40 pm

i'm always at the gym and i gained well (5'9", 160lbs). i want to really get cut so my main question is what is the best protein to carb ratio in you diet? i remember reading about 1:1.5 or 1:2. like if you ate 100g protein you would eat about 150g or 200g carbs. is that correct? here is what i ate today. i know i need more protein (this is my first day actually counting) so besides that is everything else in order?

calories: 1642
calories from fat: 245
protein: 107g
carbs: 160g



thanks!

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#2 Postby kollision » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:55 pm

Hello Brett,

Everyone is different, so basing it off of that would be pretty hard. Body fat, Basal Metabolic Rate (the amount of calories you burn while at rest) and a lot of other things play into the factor.

Different gyms rely on different ratios. Some of the common ones are the 3-2-1 (3 parts carb, 2 parts protein, 1 part fat) and some are 20%-40%-20% (in the same order as before). There are a lot of different ways and there is not a "correct" way in particular.

You need to know a lot of things before hand before actually saying what you need.

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#3 Postby MarginWalker79 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:31 am

i ate some more before bed so edit what i had posted to:

calories: 1882
from fat: 320
protein: 116g
carbs: 193g


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#4 Postby kylie » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:47 am

MarginWalker79 wrote:i ate some more before bed so edit what i had posted to:

calories: 1882
from fat: 320
protein: 116g
carbs: 193g


thanks!


high fat cals. i would watch it if i were you. it can get quite old after a while, counting cals. sometimes i just want to say forget it, i don't need this, it's tired already. at 160 i would focus on getting more protein and complex carbs, if your goal is to build mass. 20 more lbs and you'll have all the ladies
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#5 Postby Jay » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:20 pm

Looks fine to me. I don't think you need more protein. Maybe do some high intensity aerobic stuff. 16% or so of calories from fat is fine.


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