View Full Version : daily macro-nutrient breakdown

08-23-2001, 10:19 PM
I found a nutritonal calculator online and it gave me this feedback:

Daily Nutritional Breakdown
Body weight - 170 pounds

Calories: 2550
Protein: 325.12 grams
Carbs: 229.5 grams
Fat: 36.83 grams

It said this would help build lean muscle mass without the extra fat. Sound about right?

08-24-2001, 12:17 AM
The fat is too low.

08-24-2001, 06:29 AM
Did you go to the AST nutr. calculator?

08-24-2001, 07:41 AM
There is no magical number that works for everyone.

Off hand if building is the goal I would up the carbs and fat a bit.

08-24-2001, 07:42 AM
Yeah that's AST's ratio's. It works good, but even I think fat is low on that. The main reason behind them using those ratio's is to sell you their protein supplements, though...

08-24-2001, 10:00 AM
Ya it is AST.

Fat does look a little low. I thought I've always needed around 60-80 grams/day.

Now I just need to make a diet and stick to it. The hardest part.

08-24-2001, 03:44 PM
Where is this AST? And what is it, exactly? A place to trust?

08-24-2001, 04:02 PM
It's a supp company.

Not really.