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nick2788
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...

Thanks
Nick

Progress
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/

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