Count EFA in macros?
- 07-07-2010, 06:54 PM
- 07-07-2010, 06:57 PM
07-07-2010, 07:00 PM
07-08-2010, 12:27 AM
07-08-2010, 12:35 AM
[QUOTE=Nitrox;2492488]Why would you not?[/Q[/U]
unless hes taking in 20g+ from it the calories are negligable.
07-08-2010, 12:42 AM
I think the amount of fish oil i take adds up to around 100 cals, so obviously I count it.
Im just a pimp like that . and thats around 15g i think.
07-08-2010, 12:44 AM
07-08-2010, 12:46 AM
Maybe its just me but when you start overlooking 'insignificant' calories you end up with a significant total. Throw in some BCAAs and a couple creamers for the coffee next thing you have 250 unaccounted calories and crappy progress. Just seems like bad practice to me - if you're gonna count in the first place...
07-08-2010, 12:55 AM
07-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Im usually bulking and error on the side of higher calories, by not counting 100 cals of efas, Id get another hundred from a protein source, which probably benefits me over a longer period of time.
07-08-2010, 01:02 AM
however if my diet consists of a grain with a complete protein, i count that protein.
i always account 200-300 calories for indirect sources of fat, carbs and protein, but do not count them directly.
my macros are for arguments sake
250 protein 200 carb 100 fat. All direct sources. the added stuff i get is extra. and adjust accordingly, and will always drop carbs before protein or fat.
07-08-2010, 01:15 AM
Maybe it is a difference in counting methods. I use an Excel spreadsheet and all I do is add another line, enter the food, and it calculates everything for me.
07-15-2010, 10:00 AM
07-15-2010, 04:50 PM
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