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    Hey all, Been slacking on training lately due to injuries and diet has gone to hell. Weigh roughly 225lb at 5'10" and see a little bit of chub now hiding the muscle.
    I am going to be very active training now so as for diet: planning to eat between 2,000-2,500 calories a day.
    Question is distribution of macros. Was thinking about doing 40-40-20 of carb, protein, fat. Is this a good breakdown for general diet?
    Also my goal is to get down to 195-205lb while retaining as much strength as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch5 View Post
    Hey all, Been slacking on training lately due to injuries and diet has gone to hell. Weigh roughly 225lb at 5'10" and see a little bit of chub now hiding the muscle.
    I am going to be very active training now so as for diet: planning to eat between 2,000-2,500 calories a day.
    Question is distribution of macros. Was thinking about doing 40-40-20 of carb, protein, fat. Is this a good breakdown for general diet?
    Also my goal is to get down to 195-205lb while retaining as much strength as possible
    Man, you're gonna get a heard of people chiming in with "latest & greatest" and "studies show"

    Maybe bump the cals up a bit but the traditional 40-40-20 split is a solid starting point. After about 3-4 weeks you can re-evaluate your progress while taking notes on how you feel/look at certain times. Tweak where you think you may need it. It's a tried & true method
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    Im a big believer in lots of healthu fats.. I like to do 25-30% fat..but 40/40/20 is a good place to start no doubt
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    Quote Originally Posted by machorox123 View Post
    Im a big believer in lots of healthu fats.. I like to do 25-30% fat..but 40/40/20 is a good place to start no doubt
    This. You can always add a bit of extra fat and take it away from protein if you choose to.
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    Thanks everyone, I upped my calories to roughly 3000 as I was feeling a little lethargic. Feel much better now. Shifted percentages to about 40-30-30, the increased fat actually made muscles possibly feel harder. Idk if this is normal or just me being optimistic haha
  

  
 

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