I did have a question on carbs. I make sure that I'm getting around 1 gram of protein per my body weight, and I'm usually around the 123 to 130 grams per day range, but I'm constantly hearing different opinions on carbs, mostly from non-vegan bodybuilding sites who are recommending no more than 40% of my calories come from carbs. What's the vegan stance on this? Obviously by carbs I mean whole foods like lentils, beans, grains, fruit, ect... and not processed crap (:
Congratulations on beating your eating disorder. First let me tell you to be very careful about calories, and the macro nutrients that comprise them. They are somewhat abstract and we all react in different ways to different amounts and macros.
Firstly I'd start by getting a decent idea of your caloric needs. Figure out how many minutes/hours per day you're actually lifting as this can really skew gains/losses. Google 3 calorie calculators and average the amounts based on your actual exercise level.
As for fats and carbs. I'd say carbs to get most of your calories as long as your body is under a lot of demand for them in the gym. And make up the rest with protein first, then fats, small amounts mind you >20%. Fats and carbs don't play well together in most genetic makeups and fats influence body fat levels a lot.
If you're finding your carb and/or intake is giving you undesirable results, replace some or both of them with protein.
Remember, verses eating too little calories and triggering your bodies survival mode, it's better to over eat a bit and remove them with a bit of extra exercise! So it's best not to drop calories, and just add more exercise to compensate for miscalculations in calculators.
So let's say you're 130lbs, and the calorie calculators say you need 2,400 kcal, just random numbers here mind you. These are the macros you decide to start with.
25% Protein 500kcal from/4=150g Protein
60% Carbs 1440 from/4= 360g Carbs
15% Fat 360kcal from/9g=40
But you find that you're not using all those carbs and you're getting a bit of bad results. You'd start messing with the macros by moving some fat calories to carbs and/or protein, but not going under 10%, because I personally think it's a bit healthy. After that if you still see undesirable results, shift some carb calories to protein.
It's all about dialing it in and finding the macros that work for YOU.
Good luck. (: