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ValleyFR
03-15-2007, 07:30 PM
whats the g:lb ratio again? how many grams you should take in a day?

Mad Martigan
03-15-2007, 09:38 PM
At least 1g per lb LBM. A lot of people take in more.

ValleyFR
03-15-2007, 09:40 PM
damn...so i would be taking 250 grams right now...****...

Mad Martigan
03-15-2007, 09:41 PM
Or more.

ValleyFR
03-15-2007, 09:54 PM
good god! lol, well i am 255 right now, but i am trying to slim down....what is the calorie intake for someone my size trying to cut some weight...3000 cals? or 4200? I know to loose weight you have to use more calroies then you take in....but i am just now getting into counting calories. Do you know where i can learn to count them and find out what is worth what?

Mr. D
03-15-2007, 10:03 PM
its 1g/LBM. you weigh 255. You need to subtract your bodyfat weight and thats your protein requirement. As for losing weight you need to know what your maintence cals are (cant gain or lose a lb eating this amount) and take a 20% deduction of this. If you want a good starting point for a cut, take 12x BW.

Also remember you need 0.5g/LBM of healthy fats.
Fill up the rest of your cals with carbs,protein,fat as you like.

ValleyFR
03-15-2007, 10:13 PM
i do not know my body fat or how to calculate it...but i know i have a gut...and its a big gut...but my legs are solid and my arms are fairly solid. but i just cant get rid of my stomache and i want to so bad.

i hate the off-season...i am not going to be lazy anymore...i made a dedication to not miss a day of lifting and i havnt missed one yet, and i am going to add to stay fit with that... :read: this site is making me want to make myself better...lol.

ValleyFR
03-15-2007, 10:53 PM
i have come up with anything between 23-34%

Holto
03-16-2007, 01:09 AM
i have come up with anything between 23-34%

Calculate it as if you are at 25% and then use it as a minimum.

That would be 191 grams/day.

ValleyFR
03-16-2007, 02:38 AM
hmm, thank you.