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hellagrant
10-08-2008, 12:15 PM
Currently I am bulking. 175 lbs and about 15% body fat.

After looking at my fitday.com logs for the past weeks, I am concerned about my fat intake. It usually breaks down to about:

40% Fat
30% Protein
30% Carbs

I am not doing this on purpose. I simply focus on getting 5,000 calories a day to bulk up nicely. Most of the fat is coming from whole milk and eggs, no junk foods. I am getting over 200g of protein, which is plenty for me. I am gaining weight obviously with 5,000 calories.

Would you guys recommend me trying to bring the fat % down a bit?

jAy_Dub
10-08-2008, 12:18 PM
I would definitely try and bring the fat down and protein up so its 40/30/30. P/f/c

From the title, I thought you meant you were bulking with 40% bf hahah

Travis Bell
10-08-2008, 12:47 PM
From the title, I thought you meant you were bulking with 40% bf hahah

LOL I did to! I was like what the heck, why would you bulk with 40%bf

Steven001
10-08-2008, 12:49 PM
LOL I did to! I was like what the heck, why would you bulk with 40%bf

Me too when I read the title!

I know what you mean, it's quite hard to keep the fat content down. For example, a Steak Bake - from Gregs the bakers, is a good snack, contains 500 calories but 36g's of fat. If I were to have two, that's nearly 80g of fat in one meal! :omg:

samadhi_smiles
10-08-2008, 12:57 PM
maybe drop the whole milk for skim milk and supplement some of your protein with whey protein.

Also, lean proteins like chicken breasts, turkey, tuna, etc help a lot :)

but fat is good, don't be afraid of it :)

hellagrant
10-08-2008, 05:16 PM
From the title, I thought you meant you were bulking with 40% bf hahah

Haha. Now that I look at the title, it does sound like I have 40% fat. I couldn't imagine myself being over 20%, hell I feel a bit fat being at 15% right now.

Alright I am going to slim down the fat % and bump up the protein. Probably go for less egss and red meat. I gots to have my whole milk. Ever since I started seriously bulking up, I can't drink skim milk anymore, tastes like water.

Thanks guys.

ryuage
10-08-2008, 09:09 PM
bulking with 40% fat is fine.