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    I recently finished a bulking period using Metyl 1D. I went up from 221 to 229. I'm sitting right at 13.5% BF. Im going to go on a 2 month cut during which time I will be using the ECA stack. I am also going to try a cycle of clenbuterol for about a month of the cut. My question is about calories. I was told by someone at the gym to figure on eating 15 cal/ lb. That would put me at almost 3000 cal a day. I know supposed to have 1.5 g of protein per lb which puts it at about 46% of my calories. What about carbs and fat? Should I have about 10% fat or more?

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    3000 cals / day is way to much for cutting. I generally do 300-400 under maintenance broken up 50% protein 30% carbs 20% fats
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    So its showing my maintance calories to be at almost 3000. If i shoot for 500 less thats about 2500 cal/ day. With 1.5g/lb of protein, 20% fat my figures work out to the following:

    344 g of protein
    157 g of carbs
    56 g of fat

    How do you think this will work?
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    it will work ok, but its not really necessary to have that much protein, so fee free to drop it some and add carbs or healthy fats. Even in bulking I dont bother shooting for that much in protein. much over 200g a day is pointless
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    it will work ok, but its not really necessary to have that much protein, so fee free to drop it some and add carbs or healthy fats. Even in bulking I dont bother shooting for that much in protein. much over 200g a day is pointless
    Really? I would figure the least amount would be 1g/lb.

    I'm still learning though so I love to get advise from others. I've managed to come down from 275 and 29 % BF to my present stats and my goals are to get to under 10% and be around 230.
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    if you look around at studies, 1g/kg of bodyweight is considered enough for maintenance, so thats less than .5g/lb. If you look into the Anabolic Diet or any of the million and one ketogenic diet variations, the general suggestion is around .8g/lb.

    The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein according to U.S. government standards is 0.8 gram per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of ideal body weight for the adult. This protein RDA is said to meet 97.5% of the population's needs.
    a pound of muscle contains around 160g of protein, and even with hard workouts you dont likely see that much turnover per day. With maybe doing lighter workouts in a cut phase and doing more cardio, the need for protein is lower...
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    I want to hear how the clen works out for you. Keep us posted.
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    Forgot to mention first 2 weeks of cut I will be taking LGs T911 as I finish coming down from my last cycle.
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    3000 too much for cutting??


    im 6'2" 235 at 14% and im leaning out nicely at just over 3000 calories....and im doing no cardio......its obviously not too much for me....ive lost 4 pound in the last 15 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    if you look around at studies, 1g/kg of bodyweight is considered enough for maintenance, so thats less than .5g/lb. If you look into the Anabolic Diet or any of the million and one ketogenic diet variations, the general suggestion is around .8g/lb.



    a pound of muscle contains around 160g of protein, and even with hard workouts you dont likely see that much turnover per day. With maybe doing lighter workouts in a cut phase and doing more cardio, the need for protein is lower...
    ill have to disagree here, during cuts you should be hitting the weights all the harder to keep the muscle on! the constant heavy load convinces the body that the muscle is needed to handle living, its all about fooling the body into thinking it needs the muscle which naturally it really doesnt want
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    3000 cals / day is way to much for cutting. I generally do 300-400 under maintenance broken up 50% protein 30% carbs 20% fats

    I agree 3000 cals is way too much... I also like the 50/30/20 make sure your fats are omegas.. try to eat a lot of vegetables/fruits for your carbs... stick to lean meats like chicken and fish and you'll be good bro...
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    lean chicken and fish is a must for sure dont forget to have optimal healthy fats in there as well
  

  
 

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