View Full Version : Cutting: p/c/f question

01-20-2005, 07:30 AM
Just joined the forum.... so far i am very happy with all the xtra knowledge i am gaining. i read the sticky on what a body builder eats. there are some things very clear and there are something that arent. I know when cutting, for protein to try and eat about 1g/lb of body weight. but what about fats and carbs? about how many grams in a day of each? How important if adding about 10-15 g of fiber to ur cutting diet? Veggies are ok to eat while cutting too right? Thanks alot guys in advance. i will def be starting a journal to let u guys know how i am doing in my progress from week to week. i think i'll b sticking around. btw. it says to multiply your weight by 12 to get the number of desired calories.... so lets say 180 x 12 = 2160 calories a day. Now is this what i should take in every day or do i subtract 500 from this number to start my cut?

01-21-2005, 10:44 PM
Hey, welcome to the forums.
I'll see if I can answer all the questions in one response.

You already have a rough number of cals to have a day. 2160. So 1G/lbs pro is 180grams. 180x4cals/G=720cals
2160 - 720 = 1440cals coming from fat and carbs.
Aim for about 25% of your daily cals in fat. In your case 540cals from fat, 60grams of fat.
So 2160 - 720 - 540 = 900 cals from carbs. Thats 225grams.

180grams of protein
225grams of carbs
60grams of fat

And the 12xBW is for cutting, 15xBW for maintainence, and 18xBW ffor bulking.