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Moose
09-04-2002, 08:50 PM
I've recently started WBB #1 and am now trying to cultivate what my caloric intake and c/p/f ratio should be.

I am 6 feet tall and weigh around 275 lbs. Needless to say I have a high percentage of bodyfat. I'd like to put on lean muscle....but at the same time, lose weight in the form of fat.

I've seen some formula's on this site for trying to estimate what my caloric intake should be. One formula says I should be taking in 4950.......and the other says around 4200.

I'm thinking I should probably shoot for 3500 calories/day and aim for a c/p/f ratio of about 30/50/20. My logic being that the (somewhat) low calories will help me lose weight......but keeping the protiens high in my c/p/f ratio will keep the muscle growth going strong....

Is my thinking flawed? Any help would be appreciated, as I am very new to the diet/nutrition part.

Thanks

Marcel
09-05-2002, 03:28 PM
The best formula to find out the amount of calories to consume would be to write down what you eat. Add the calories up and see if they are too little(hungry as fuk) or too much(not losing fat).

Do some researching on the ratio's and what foods to eat. 30/50/20 is common.

Shao-LiN
09-05-2002, 04:25 PM
Click on the link stickied at the top of the forum directing you to diet and nutrition article too. 40/40/20 seems to be a common one suggested as well.

nightop
09-05-2002, 05:44 PM
I'm a 45-25-30 fan myself.... try not to go under 25 for fats (bulking or cutting)... all depends on what you want todo...

Jilla82
09-05-2002, 05:49 PM
i have a question. im 6'3 200 pounds. Im not fat but I have a little gut and not toned in anyway. Going by my weight im supposed to eat 300grams of protein a day right??? how in the hell do I eat that much protien???

therat
09-05-2002, 05:58 PM
start cramming........think SuMo!!!!!!!
eggs,chicken breast,tuna,some salomon,my favourite sardines and once a week a mother of a steak!!!!!!!!

nightop
09-05-2002, 08:34 PM
at a slightly chubby 200 pounds, I would not be eating that much protein regardless of what any calculator said... I would shoot for 200-250 grams total per day...