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Mad Max
12-01-2004, 11:28 AM
Just curious to know what will happenif I eat lots of protein say 1.5g per pound, but under 100g of fat/carbs together. Providing I still have enough energy to workout, will I still grow? Or is it the case that the body needs ****loads of calories anyway to help build the muscle, much more than just the protein itself.
I'm not really looking to bulk up much more, just get a ultra lean.

PaulB
12-01-2004, 11:59 AM
i think 50%-60% calories from protein would be good for cutting, the rest of the cals split between fat/carbs

RaginT
12-01-2004, 12:08 PM
You will grow only if you are taking in more calories than spending. and so unless you on the small side, 1.5g protien per lb BW(body weight) + (50g carb 50g fat) will not be enough total calories.

Like i said maybe if you weight 100lbs, it'll look like this
150g P = 600 cals
50g C = 200 Cals
50g F = 450 Cals

So daily total would be 1250 Cals, This might be fine if you are a 100lb girl

At 200lbs
300g P = 1200 Cals
50g C = 200 Cals
50g F = 450 Cals
Total = 1850Cals Not enough to get bigger, a diet yet sure i guess

At 300lbs
450g P = 1800 Cals
50g C = 200 Cals
50g F = 450 Cals
Total = 2450 Cals, just not enough for a person of that size to stay at that size.

Sorry i just enjoyed doing the numbers, but the point it that just eating protien is for a lot of people a diet. I think it is called PSMF or something liek thiat i do not know enough about it. It certainly is not a get bigger diet. To make it workable you'd need 2.5-3 times your BW in Protien ED. Its just hard to do not impossible.

Vido
12-01-2004, 12:28 PM
You won't be eating enough calories to grow on that diet.

ryuage
12-01-2004, 12:48 PM
im with uh all of the stupids :D

geoffgarcia
12-01-2004, 12:56 PM
Just curious to know what will happenif I eat lots of protein say 1.5g per pound, but under 100g of fat/carbs
how did you come up with those?

Personally I'd keep it around 1g per pound for protein, .25-.5g of fat per pound and the rest in carbs on a diet