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lick
07-22-2002, 07:48 PM
Well, Im going to start slowly bulking again, starting off with a 3000 calorie diet.. Im using a 50/25/25 (carb/protein/fat) ratio.

I currently weigh 140lbs....

Daily: 3000 calories (50/25/25)
1500 calories from carbs
1500/4= 375g carbs daily
750 calories from protein
750/4= 187 grams protein daily
750 calories from fat
750/9= 83 grams fat daily

Per Meal:
375/6 = 62.5g carbs
187/6 = 31g protein
83/6 = 14g fat

How does that sound? If I dont see any progress after a few weeks, Ill up my food intake, but stick with these ratios...

Everything look good?

Manveet
07-22-2002, 08:59 PM
I like it, looks good to me. For others, carbs may seem high, but I say go for it.

lick
07-23-2002, 12:40 AM
Thanks for the reply Manveet...

Do you think other people would recommend a 40/30/30 ratio?

Shao-LiN
07-23-2002, 09:30 AM
I'd go with higher protein too. I stay around 1.5 - 2x body weight, but that's just me.

Tiare
07-23-2002, 10:32 AM
I like that ratio for bulking. Personally I'd do that or iso caloric. Maybe a bit more protein but not absolutely necessary. I don't think with 187g of protein you should have any problems adding plenty of lean mass.

y2klifter
07-23-2002, 10:39 AM
This is the exact diet im on right now. Same ratios & calories. I think the large amount of carbs ensures lots of energy for workouts and leaves the protein to help build muscle.

I was doing this at 2500 calories and lost two pounds, not my desired goal! So I've bumped it to 3000 and Ill see what happens.

jc_az
07-23-2002, 11:28 AM
FYI:

I was eating 3900 cals. during my last bulk with an even higher carb. consumption, but similar ratios. I gained weight, but a lot of it was excess.

I dieted the weight off and am now bulking once again, but with a higher ratio of fats (40%) and lower carbs. (30%)

My gains are much more healthy this time and my energy is still way up there.

Someth'in to think about.

lick
07-23-2002, 05:13 PM
Ive done this ratio before without much fat gain...so Im not too worried about the high carb ratio.

what exactly is iso caloric?

also, Ive read a lot that it may be unhealthy to eat too much protein, with anything over 1.5g per pound of bodyweight being excessive. Im just over 1g per pound of bodyweight now, so i think i should be cool with protein...

Behemoth
07-23-2002, 09:31 PM
Isocaloric = 33/33/33 ratio

Manveet
07-23-2002, 10:19 PM
also, Ive read a lot that it may be unhealthy to eat too much protein, with anything over 1.5g per pound of bodyweight being excessive. Im just over 1g per pound of bodyweight now, so i think i should be cool with protein...

Don't worry about the protein, the diet looks fine just the way you laid it out.

lick
07-24-2002, 02:16 AM
Cool. Ill stick with this for awhile then, see how it turns out...

Thanks for the replies...