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Collegekid
01-24-2005, 06:50 PM
So I'm 130 lbs, obviously trying to gain weight. I've always heard that you need at least 1g protein per pound of body weight, and that's obviously not a problem for me cuz that would only be 130g a day, which doesn't seem like that much.

For me, it's more a problem of getting too MUCH protein. I've figured out that I need about 2400 calories a day to gain weight, but if I only have 130g of protein a day, that's only like 20% of my calories, and that leaves a lot of carbs and/or fats.

My question is, would there be anything wrong with me getting like 200g of protein a day, which would be like 30% of my calories, then getting like 50% of cals from carbs, and 20% from fat?

200g for me is a little more than 1.5g/lb, and I just want to make sure it's not too much....

AdmiralDan
01-24-2005, 06:54 PM
no, that would be fine

Vampiro
01-24-2005, 07:12 PM
I'm 130 lbs also, and on this bulk i take in about 215 grams protein, 205 grams carbs, and 91 grams fat

how tall are you, im 5'10''

SpecialK
01-24-2005, 07:13 PM
I use that exact same breakdown, 50% carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fat and it has been working very well for me, so I would say try that.

Collegekid
01-24-2005, 07:24 PM
I'm 5'9....I sorta decided to go the higher-carb, lower-fat route. i dunno, we'll see if it works.

Scott S
01-24-2005, 07:33 PM
Percentages aren't really that meaningful. Better to ensure that you're getting adequate protein (0.8g/lb) and fill in the rest of the calories with healthy (?) fats and carbs.

Vampiro
01-24-2005, 07:47 PM
Percentages aren't really that meaningful. Better to ensure that you're getting adequate protein (0.8g/lb) and fill in the rest of the calories with healthy (?) fats and carbs.


Why do you put a question by Healthy fats? Healthy fats, mono and poly fats....

Scott S
01-24-2005, 08:17 PM
Why do you put a question by Healthy fats? Healthy fats, mono and poly fats....

It's a joke. Most people don't bother to eat only "healthy" food when bulking.

Canadian Crippler
01-25-2005, 12:36 AM
It's impossible I tells ya!

mikey4402
01-25-2005, 04:52 PM
Percentages aren't really that meaningful. Better to ensure that you're getting adequate protein (0.8g/lb) and fill in the rest of the calories with healthy (?) fats and carbs.
yeah i agree with you that percentages arent really a good mesurement, how ever i ithink i more adequate protien intake for a bodybuilder would be from 1-1.5 grams per pound