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lardboy
07-25-2002, 12:43 PM
I'm doing a 3000 calorie diet with a 40 p/40 c/20 f split. I'm getting my 1200 cal/1200 cal/600 cal split but I'm also getting the grams along with it. Which is about 300 g of carbs and protein (1200 /4).

I was wondering how do I minimize my grams and still get enough calories cause I can never get it work? I would like to keep my carb grams to under 200 and protein under 250.

gopher
07-25-2002, 12:58 PM
If you are trying to get 1200 cals from protein and 1200cals from carbs you should be eating 300 grams of each. A gram of protein or carbs has 4 calories each. So on a 40/40/20 plan you should be eating the same number of grams for carbs and protein. If you reduce you carbs you are not following a 40/40/20 anymore.

Tiare
07-25-2002, 01:02 PM
Well, if you are doing a 40/40/20 split you have to take in the same number of grams of carbs and protein. There's no other way about it.

I'm not sure I understand exactly what you are trying to do though. Are you trying to keep a 40/40/20 percentage split or are you trying to do a 200/250/?? gram split? Next question is why did you chose those numbers? Especially if you are looking at the gram split option?

lardboy
07-25-2002, 01:11 PM
I was just reading around and people keep talking about that too many carbs and protein grams is bad. I'm supposed to be getting about 3600-4000 calories a day according to various scales but I'm trying to lose weight. I'm definetaly doing the split though. So is my gram intake fine or should I lower carbs and go for a different split?

Also off the topic: What kind of beef should I be buying? I got some beef eye round steaks yesterday. Should I buy ground beef instead?

gopher
07-25-2002, 02:39 PM
for someone trying to lose weight. How much do you weigh now and what is your BF%? As a starting point I would take your target weight and multiply that by 12 to get an idea of how many calories you should be eating for weight loss. Remeber this is just an estimate and you may need to adjust up or down based upon your progress.
Eye of round is an excellent choice for lean beef.

jc_az
07-26-2002, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by gopher
As a starting point I would take your target weight and multiply that by 12 to get an idea of how many calories you should be eating for weight loss. Remeber this is just an estimate and you may need to adjust up or down based upon your progress.

If you're gonna do the b/w x 12 scenario, don't forget to work down to that ratio GRADUALLY, say 300-500 calories every 2 weeks.

DO NOT drop immediately from 3500 down to 2000 for example.

Small incremental changes are whats required for successful body composition changes.