Macro Breakdown for Keto

  1. Macro Breakdown for Keto


    Hey guys and gals,

    Been admiring the boards for a while now, figured it's time to sign up and join. I'm hoping to start a standard keto diet today, weigh 210.2 and am at about 25% bodyfat. Would like to get down to 15%, then maybe entertain more of a CKD plan. For reference, I'm slightly muscular, but definitely have a nice cushion of fat covering everything up. I'd post a pic, but my post count isn't high enough.

    Anyway, here's what my macros are looking like to start this cut:

    2,000 Calories
    25g of Carbs
    100g of Protein
    167g of Fat

    Any direction would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Rippedchris (at least I hope to be ripped soon!)


  2. Commenting to help after i get home from the gym to calculate what I believe is good.

    I agree doing an SKD would be more beneficial till lower body fat %, and even then, transition to a TKD before jumping CKD. But that's at least 8 weeks away id say.

    From first glance protein looks low. At least 0.8g per pound of LBM. I'll get back to you soon!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Wimsicle View Post
    Commenting to help after i get home from the gym to calculate what I believe is good.

    I agree doing an SKD would be more beneficial till lower body fat %, and even then, transition to a TKD before jumping CKD. But that's at least 8 weeks away id say.

    From first glance protein looks low. At least 0.8g per pound of LBM. I'll get back to you soon!
    Thanks so much man! And thanks for the rec on going to TKD before CKD. Definitely going to do that now that you mention it. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by rippedchris View Post
    Thanks so much man! And thanks for the rec on going to TKD before CKD. Definitely going to do that now that you mention it. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
    No problem! Have you done keto before?
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Wimsicle View Post
    No problem! Have you done keto before?
    Negative. Not while training at least.
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  6. You've got a top Keto tip guy talking to you already so I'd just say do TDEE, 0.8-1.2g P/LBM, limit your NET carbs to 20g a day to establish a nice base of ketosis. You want to be Keto adapted before hitting a CKD so I'd suggest 8-12 weeks SKD for good adaption! Are you wanting to do Keto long term?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Juicedeez utz View Post
    You've got a top Keto tip guy talking to you already so I'd just say do TDEE, 0.8-1.2g P/LBM, limit your NET carbs to 20g a day to establish a nice base of ketosis. You want to be Keto adapted before hitting a CKD so I'd suggest 8-12 weeks SKD for good adaption! Are you wanting to do Keto long term?
    Will do on 20g or carbs! Makes sense to start lower for the adaptation phase. I think I'd like to try keto for 4-5 months to see where I get body comp wise and how I feel. Do you do keto?

  8. Aight brotha man heres a few option for you! Sorry for the delay, had one of those rare days in the gym where I couldn't stop haha.

    I am going to assume your activity level is sedentary for the purposed of this breakdown.. I workout 1-2 hrs a day, basketball multiple hours a week, biking, hiking, etc.. and still consider myself sedentary as far as macros go.

    Your current LBM: 157.65lb

    Your current macros are set up on 'medical ketosis', which is used for treating epilepsy (that is expanding now into cancer, etc, per Dom D'Agostino).

    Depending on what sort of deficit you want to run, I am going to give you a few options! Your Keto maintence based on weight and body fat% is around 2200 calories. Seems low, but considering keto is muscle sparing it is what it is.

    On to the macros:

    25% Deficit
    Calories: 1580
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 97g
    Carbs: 20g

    20% Deficit:
    Calories: 1686
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 108g
    Carbs: 20g

    15% Deficit:
    Calories: 1791
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 120g
    Carbs: 20g

    Now, for my recommendation on which to follow.. I would follow the 20% calorie deficit, but take a recomp approach rather than strict cut and consume 250 more cals on training days.. This would come from 1 extra scoop of protein and 1 tbls coconut or MCT oil (I tend to take together 1 hr prior to my workout).

    So what it would look like...

    Training days:
    Calories: 1936~
    158g protein + 25g protein = 183g
    108g fat + 14g MCT/Coconut oil = 122g
    <20g net carbs (should primarily come from green non-starchy veggies).

    Non-training days:
    Calories: 1686
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 108g
    Carbs: 20g

    Run with something like that for 8-12 weeks and get nice and fat adapated, then work towards TKD or just stick with SKD unless your lifts begin to suffer. They will suffer a little bit inititally as you transition from using glucose to ketones for energy, but it doesn't last that long.

    Since this is your first time running keto, DO NOT skimp out on your electrolytes. Track them if you need to, cap some sea salt/pink salt if you need to..
    It is recommended to do 5-7g (yes grams) of sodium on top of what you get in your whole foods. 1g potassium (can get this in food pretty easily, spinach, avocado, etc.), and 400-600mg magnesium (i take magnesium citrate an hour or so prior to bed and sometimes preworkout).

    Hope that helps.. good luck!

  9. It looks like Wimsicle set you up! I'll take the macros hes calculated for you and run with it.
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  10. Yeah I do do Keto haha but like I said wimsicle has all bases covered apart from adding in calories if you're not sedentary

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Wimsicle View Post
    Aight brotha man heres a few option for you! Sorry for the delay, had one of those rare days in the gym where I couldn't stop haha.

    I am going to assume your activity level is sedentary for the purposed of this breakdown.. I workout 1-2 hrs a day, basketball multiple hours a week, biking, hiking, etc.. and still consider myself sedentary as far as macros go.

    Your current LBM: 157.65lb

    Your current macros are set up on 'medical ketosis', which is used for treating epilepsy (that is expanding now into cancer, etc, per Dom D'Agostino).

    Depending on what sort of deficit you want to run, I am going to give you a few options! Your Keto maintence based on weight and body fat% is around 2200 calories. Seems low, but considering keto is muscle sparing it is what it is.

    On to the macros:

    25% Deficit
    Calories: 1580
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 97g
    Carbs: 20g

    20% Deficit:
    Calories: 1686
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 108g
    Carbs: 20g

    15% Deficit:
    Calories: 1791
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 120g
    Carbs: 20g

    Now, for my recommendation on which to follow.. I would follow the 20% calorie deficit, but take a recomp approach rather than strict cut and consume 250 more cals on training days.. This would come from 1 extra scoop of protein and 1 tbls coconut or MCT oil (I tend to take together 1 hr prior to my workout).

    So what it would look like...

    Training days:
    Calories: 1936~
    158g protein + 25g protein = 183g
    108g fat + 14g MCT/Coconut oil = 122g
    <20g net carbs (should primarily come from green non-starchy veggies).

    Non-training days:
    Calories: 1686
    Protein: 158g (1g per LBM)
    Fat: 108g
    Carbs: 20g

    Run with something like that for 8-12 weeks and get nice and fat adapated, then work towards TKD or just stick with SKD unless your lifts begin to suffer. They will suffer a little bit inititally as you transition from using glucose to ketones for energy, but it doesn't last that long.

    Since this is your first time running keto, DO NOT skimp out on your electrolytes. Track them if you need to, cap some sea salt/pink salt if you need to..
    It is recommended to do 5-7g (yes grams) of sodium on top of what you get in your whole foods. 1g potassium (can get this in food pretty easily, spinach, avocado, etc.), and 400-600mg magnesium (i take magnesium citrate an hour or so prior to bed and sometimes preworkout).

    Hope that helps.. good luck!
    Wow! Thank you so much! See, this is EXACTLY why I joined AM! Y'all aren't clowning on me, y'all are helping me out. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction! I'm starting a log, I'll try and toss the link in here.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by rippedchris View Post
    Wow! Thank you so much! See, this is EXACTLY why I joined AM! Y'all aren't clowning on me, y'all are helping me out. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction! I'm starting a log, I'll try and toss the link in here.
    Sounds like a plan! Good luck and I'll definitely follow along

    Do you plan to use any supplementation
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  13. One last thing @Wimsicle are there any supps you recommend for keto outside of creatine, beta alanine and citrulline malate? Thanks again!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Juicedeez utz View Post
    ALA
    Cool. I remember ALA being in Cell Tech back in the day... I'll have to read about it a little more!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Wimsicle View Post
    Sounds like a plan! Good luck and I'll definitely follow along

    Do you plan to use any supplementation
    Hey man, Im finally about to start my log tomorrow! Our AC went out last week, so we've been living in a hotel the past couple of nights while we got a new unit replaces. Needless to say it was hard to eat low carb. Anyhow, thanks again for all of the help! Would creatine, beta alanine and citrulline malate be fine? I want to take an AI and fat burner, but figure I should wait until my fat loss plateaus before I do that. Also, I have a can of Muscle Pharm Assault lying around. The label says zero carbs and sugars... thoughts?

  16. You are fine with all of what you stated.

    A relatively cheap thermo that can help with hunger as well would be EC stack.

    What is your reasoning for taking an AI?
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by Wimsicle View Post
    You are fine with all of what you stated.

    A relatively cheap thermo that can help with hunger as well would be EC stack.

    What is your reasoning for taking an AI?
    Thanks mam! I took Formestane last time I cut (2012) and noticed that it really dried me out, brought out some good striations and vascularity. Is this a bad idea? I honestly haven't figured out what I'd take anyways the supp landscape is so different that it used to be.

  18. @Wimsicle
    I'm on CKD from a month and is going all right. I'm bit worried about the amount of fats because from a week and for the next 7 I'll be on PH, epiandro-epistane-trenavar and worried if many fat are messing my lipids. How many fats are good on ph/aas on a keto diet? Also thinking to switching on a modified psfm with 2 carbo loading twice a week

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Feiwong View Post
    @Wimsicle
    I'm on CKD from a month and is going all right. I'm bit worried about the amount of fats because from a week and for the next 7 I'll be on PH, epiandro-epistane-trenavar and worried if many fat are messing my lipids. How many fats are good on ph/aas on a keto diet? Also thinking to switching on a modified psfm with 2 carbo loading twice a week
    Keto is actually good on lipids. PH/DS are not but Keto won't make it worse and will probably make recovery a bit easier IMO! I would do PSFM while using steroids, you won't gain anything or if you do won't keep it, it'll be a waste of time and money. If you intend to cut while on PH I'd go for maintenance kcals for PCT to try stabilise any new muscle or again you'll lose any you gained.

  20. Are you sayng to do psfm on cycle and maintenance on pct?

  21. No I'm saying CKD on cycle and maintenance on PCT save PSFM for a few months after your cycle, personally I don't really agree with PSFM but it seems to work for some, I can only advise but ultimately it's your choice

  22. Do you guys use a particular app to track macros? I am trying MyFitnessPal, seems to be ok. Just curious if there are any other suggestions out there. Thx!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by hanslifts View Post
    Do you guys use a particular app to track macros? I am trying MyFitnessPal, seems to be ok. Just curious if there are any other suggestions out there. Thx!
    Mfp works just fine some people use chronometer as well.

    There is a plug in that figured out net carbs for you on Mfp though. Just Google myfitnesspal net carbs plugin

    For chrome and maybe ff
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