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  1. keep in mind tho, macro %s barely matter at all.... I don't even consider the idea anymore when planning eating


  2. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL
    keep in mind tho, macro %s barely matter at all.... I don't even consider the idea anymore when planning eating
    I'm a way I kind of agree. Just eat right balanced & don't count shyt.... You can still grow.
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  3. Generally speaking....

    Fats: butters, oils, cheese, lard, creams, nuts

    Protein: meat (chicken, pork, beef, steak, deli meat), protein powders, eggs, nuts

    Carbs: bread, potatos, corn, flour, grains, oats, sugar, fruits, candy, wheat, torrtilllas, muffins, cereal, high furctose syrup, glazes

    1) Some of these will overlp or be considered DUAL source-macro's like.....

    Nuts and nut-butters (considered both a fat macro and a protein macro)
    Whole Eggs (ditto)
    Deli meals (ditto)
    Fatty meat like a fat hanburder form a restarurant (ditto)
    Chicken wings (ditto)

    Candy bars (considered fat and carb sources)
    Chocolate cake (ditto)
    Trail mix (ditto)
    Pizza (ditto)

    2) All carbs are not created equal (quality wise)
    100 calories of Skittles is NOT the same as 100 calories from an apple

    3) All proteins are not created equal (quality wise)
    100 calories from egg whites are not equal to 100 calories of salami form the deli

    if I were you, I'd pick up a Nutrition book on the basis as this will provide you with the foundation you really need bud

    Good luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post
    I guess the main thing I'm confused by is how do you know what to classify as proteins,fats,and carbs?
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  4. Whilo I agree....You guys are going to wreck everything this guy needs to learn from the outset IMO

    Learning the basics, acclimating to them/fostering them for a little while and THEN trying/diving into the varying disciplines/philosophies would be the best for him to learn and evolve.

    He has to start somewhere - the basic tenants would apply here.

    He has to walk before he crawls

    You all are going from basic math to calculus in one day

    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    keep in mind tho, macro %s barely matter at all.... I don't even consider the idea anymore when planning eating
    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    I'm a way I kind of agree. Just eat right balanced & don't count shyt.... You can still grow.
    A-Minds HYPE-SLAYER! All posts & feedback are guaranteed to be unsolicited and legit
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  5. well, I mean moreso that you have a bottom amount of grams of protein and fat to hit, and depending on your personal tolerance you may have a maximum amount on carbs. The percentages don't really matter so long as you get in at least .8g/lb of protein, 60g healthy fats (really my lower end threshhold is higher) and carbs based on how they affect you.

    I've just come to disliking thinking about it as percentages as the whole 40/40/20 thing is pointless and at 2000 calories really not enough fat for optimal health + hormone levels.

    but yeah, that is a bit higher level
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  6. Agreed man. PS: Poor guy probably read your post and put a gun to his head LOL

    It's a LOT to take in at first for a total newbie

    As I was tryping out soen of my posts, I was thinking how fortunate we all are and how much for granted we all take having this knowledge already ya know?

    Dan: If you didnt blow ur brains out, keep keeping on bud
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  7. Haha no brain splatter yet. I understand everything you guys are saying I have a general understanding of nutrition. I just wasn't sure how to put it all together I.e. converting grams to a percentage,that's what almost made me put a gun to my head lol but I get it now.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked
    Agreed man. PS: Poor guy probably read your post and put a gun to his head LOL

    It's a LOT to take in at first for a total newbie

    As I was tryping out soen of my posts, I was thinking how fortunate we all are and how much for granted we all take having this knowledge already ya know?

    Dan: If you didnt blow ur brains out, keep keeping on bud
    Having the knowledge and using it are two different things....
    Hardcore Purus Labs {Rep}
    Lift the fücking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting.

  9. Yeah dont get too caught up on it all, the math and stuff is ust there as a guideline to help you work out the minimums you need. Generally, I will base my diet around my macro percentages but I wont get too hung up on it. Its probably because ive been doing this awhile (as have many others) and after a while you just know when you are hitting the macro amounts.

    Do what suits you, if that way works for you then do it that way.
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