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ViciousBish
09-17-2006, 08:18 PM
So i'm trying to lose weight because i have alot of fat on me.(304 lbs) I think my lean body mass is 192 lbs. Let's just round it up to 200 to start me off with this math.
I need .5 grams of fat per pound of LBM. so that's 100 grams. Which is 900 calories.
I need at least 1 gram of protein per pound of LBM. So that's 800 calories.
I HEAR that I need like 2 grams of carbs per pound of LBM. If this is true I will need 1600 calories of that.

That puts me at 3300 calories.

Should I do that or am I wrong with this stuff.

Of course I'm lifting weights and am doing my cardio as well.

Thanks for the feedback

ViciousBish
09-17-2006, 08:28 PM
I was eating 2500 calories for the last 5 days comfortably. So this 3300 scares me. If I did keep at 2500 calories, which aspects should I change in my previous post?

Holto
09-17-2006, 10:38 PM
I need .5 grams of fat per pound of LBM. so that's 100 grams. Which is 900 calories.

I need at least 1 gram of protein per pound of LBM. So that's 800 calories.

Try to stick to this regardless of caloric intake. Fill in the rest with carbs.

I'd recommend ~3000 cals for a week at least.

Built
09-18-2006, 12:39 AM
:withstupi

Exactly. The carbs don't matter - they can fluctuate - but the protein and fat minimums are prudent baslines.

ViciousBish
09-18-2006, 07:33 AM
thanks alot guys... I'm so glad you guys answered. I feel 100% better about this now.