fat lose diet question
- 04-14-2010, 03:29 PM
- 04-14-2010, 03:40 PM
There's not set diet that's the magic number. I think people who follow "The Zone" diet would argue 40-30-30 (C-P-F), but that doesn't necessarily work if you're in the gym training a few times a week and trying to gain muscle. Personally, I follow 30-50-20 (C-P-F) and say you want to be somewhere around there, maybe swapping a little protien for carbs down to maybe 40-40-20 or somewhere in the middle. More importantly, watch calories in vs. calories out and eat clean.
- 04-14-2010, 04:19 PM
Like others have stated in other threads similar to this, everyones diet will vary depending on body type, metabolism, etc...
That being said, a few things that are always constant are cutting out sugars, lots of water, no junk food...
Most people will tell you to do something like a 40/40/20 (protein/carb/fat). My diet is drastically different as I'm running a cyclical keto diet which, unless I'm carbing up, is 45/0/55 (protein/carb/fat) usually... at around 3300 cals.
You just need to experiment with different macro numbers and see where your "sweet spot" is.
04-15-2010, 03:43 AM
1 pound of fat burns only 2 calories a day while 1 pound of muscle burns 6 calories a day, three times the amount. And it takes 20% of your thermal metabolism to burn each protein calorie, 8% of each carbohydrate calorie and 2% of each fat calorie for digestion. So remember to increase lean protein into your diet
04-17-2010, 01:56 AM
Thermogenic differences in macros can be compensated for by simply adjusting calories (if you're not counting them you are only guessing anyway). A high fat diet should have less calories than one that is higher in protein.
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