View Full Version : Are macronutrients deterimined by lean bodyweight or total bodyweight?

01-31-2009, 01:59 AM
I'm trying to get lean, so I'm determining what my macronutrients should be. Am I multiplying my daily calorie, protein, carbs, and fats by lean (fat free) bodyweight or total bodyweight?

I've herd several different opinions, one says its lean bodyweight. Another says its total bodyweight, and finally I've heard that daily protein needs is calculated by total bodyweight and carbs are calculated by lean bodyweight. I'm really confused...


01-31-2009, 07:06 AM
Use LBM. More importantly, use the same weight for calculating all macros.

Go here: http://builtblog.wikidbody.com/2007/08/06/how-to-set-up-a-diet-basic-carb-cycling/

01-31-2009, 09:31 AM
I go with total bodyweight to be on the safe side.