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Jagarus
07-25-2003, 02:21 PM
If I am cutting, how many grams of carbs should I consume daily?

I am 5'9", 150lbs.

Holto
07-25-2003, 03:22 PM
after deciding on total cals daily

determine protien requirements then use 25% cals for fat and make up the rest in carbs

Khar
07-25-2003, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by Holto
after deciding on total cals daily

determine protien requirements then use 25% cals for fat and make up the rest in carbs

I've heard that if you keep fats around 30% that keeps your test levels at their peak. Wouldn't this be ideal?

Holto
07-25-2003, 10:26 PM
I don't know Khar

as I understand it test production drops when you are below 20%

if going to 30% will make a significant difference it would be worth it

for a more experienced dieter hitting 30% from clean sources is much easier to do

bradley
07-26-2003, 05:50 AM
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9029197&dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=6538617&dopt=Abstract

I have seen different recommendations of fat intake to optimize testosterone, and these range from 25%-40%. Which is ideal I am not sure.

Holto
07-26-2003, 11:22 AM
the only way to know for sure is to try it both ways and then get blood work done

dirty-c
07-28-2003, 02:51 PM
From the few studies I've read that compare T levels from different %fat diets, I've seen few around the 25% range. Most compared lowfat (~10%) with higher fat (40% or higher). The only thing that is certain is that 10% fat is not enough to keep T levels up. What % to go at in between, hmmmmm........? I think I like the 30% range (from mostly good fats).