opinions on a macro ratio
- 04-03-2011, 12:00 PM
opinions on a macro ratio
Well, I've been following a 40/40/20 of protein/fat/carbs for a while now. First of all I'm a fairly large dude, 205-210 at around 10 percent bf (legit, i'm not guessing, i have it tested with calipers) So I obviously require quite a few calories, couple that with how active I am and I eat 5k cals a day.
I'm convinced that keeping carbs down around 20 percent helps me stay lean with so many calories. Like i said, 5k cals, but really only about 250g or so of carbs. However that means that I'm taking in a TON of protein/fat. The fat doesn't really concern me, it's the amount of protein I question. I mean it isn't a hard thing to do to get between 450-500g of protein a day, I just question whether it's necessary.
What do you guys think of a 50/30/20 split of fat/protein/carbs? Is that too much fat? I'm real hesitant to bring that 20 percent carbs up to 30 for fear of not being able to stay lean. Otherwise a 40/30/30 would be the obvious.
Any opinions are appreciated
edit: a 40/30/30 of fat/protein/carbs would take the protein intake down to around 350, that's more reasonable really. Hmmm....
- 04-04-2011, 08:16 AM
My personal opinion you would have a hard time maintaining lean with a 50% fat diet as you would probably be getting a lot of fat from not so great places.
I would keep at 40/40/20.Androhard + Andromass Log
- 04-04-2011, 09:34 AM
I think you're right.
Thanks for input bro, I'm gonna stick with a 40/40/20, that seems to be the best suited combo for me
04-05-2011, 10:44 PM
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if it aint broke, dont fix it.... u coudl always experiment if u really want...jsut make sure to have mostly healthy fats and see how it works
04-06-2011, 03:35 PM
Im a pretty big guy myself and your protein intake is pretty large. I don't consume more than 350g per day. A normal person can break down protein at a rate of 30grams every 3 hours. At that rate most of your protein isnt going to building but converting to your energy source. You would probably be a little better with lowering the protein and increasing carbs. Might give you more energy too.
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04-06-2011, 04:57 PM
thanks bro. I seem to recall an article I read not too long ago about the importance of carbs, stating that while excess protein will be converted into energy if need be, it's an extremely inefficient way of your body obtaining the energy it needs. Whether that's true or just broscience I do not know. Matter of fact maybe I just made it up to make myself feel better about eating more carbs, haha.
04-06-2011, 05:05 PM
04-06-2011, 09:39 PM
id switch to more carbs. If 5k cals doesnt make you fat, increasing carbs wont either. Carbs are protein sparing. I dont think your body has the natural ability to turn over 500g a day, if cycling then leave be. But a natural guy can digest 500g, but not use it as far as im told. I talked to layne norton about this for a lil, smart guy.
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