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Gr3mlin73
04-03-2005, 01:09 AM
I weigh 198lb and want to get upto 209 (95kg). I currently consume between 238 to 298 grams of carbs a day. Is that enough, coz I got no idea.
Cheerz in advance.

Built
04-03-2005, 01:15 AM
How much protein? Fat? Calories?

And are you gaining?

Gr3mlin73
04-03-2005, 01:45 AM
How much protein? Fat? Calories?

And are you gaining?
about 200g protein a day, not much fat, all food is low fat that i eat and about 3300 to 3400 cals a day

Built
04-03-2005, 03:07 AM
Good fats are good for you.

How much exactly do you get? Not enough, and you won't bulk well.

Gr3mlin73
04-03-2005, 03:13 AM
Good fats are good for you.

How much exactly do you get? Not enough, and you won't bulk well.
ok, now if i have worked this out properly( i forgot the peanut butter carbs!!)
mon/thurs 313g carbs, wed 253g and tues/fri 362g, Saturday is my off day and on sunday i would normally consume 253 as i will eat my wednesday menu then

Built
04-03-2005, 03:15 AM
No, that's not quite it yet.

Please tell me

xx g fat
xx g protein
xx g carb

xxxx calories in total.

Gr3mlin73
04-03-2005, 03:25 AM
No, that's not quite it yet.

Please tell me

xx g fat
xx g protein
xx g carb

xxxx calories in total.
sorry to be a pain in the a$$.
Fat: i have no idea, except to say i am keeping it pretty low (all low fat food)
Protein: mon/thurs 208g, wed/sun 217g tues/fri 220g
Carbs: as i told u in my earlier posts.
Calories:mon/thurs 3390, wed/sun 3530, tues/fri 3337

hope that helps....Man, this is a science!!!!! lol

TheGimp
04-03-2005, 09:42 AM
Sounds like you are eating enough fat despite your claims that you keep it pretty low :)

The exact amounts of each macronutrient is not really as important as overall calorie intake provided you follow these guidlines:

1/ At least 1g/lb of bodyweight in protein
2/ At least 20% of daily calories from good fat sources including some EFAs

Personally I would say that optimally the rest of your calories should be made up from complex carbohydrates although there is plenty of room for more healthy fats and protein if you prefer.

Built
04-03-2005, 12:59 PM
I agree with TheGimp - nothing magical about the ratios.

I like my fats and proteins higher, personally, but this varies a great deal from person to person, and even for the same person over time.

Center your meals around protein. Carbs get added in around workouts, good fats for satiety and as a caloric ballast.

Gr3mlin73
04-03-2005, 08:48 PM
thanx Built and Gimp...
I have gone and thouroughly researched what I eat and the results are in the DIET & NUTRITION forum under the heading 'My Bulking Ratios'
If this helps you understand where I am at, tell me if you think its ok...
Cheerz, floks!!!

pfc3rex
04-04-2005, 01:40 AM
built, thegimp that's some good advise you gave! (will you be my personal trainer? :) )