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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Question about hitting target nutrients

    I'm currently 201 lbs. My goal is to be 215 by the end of the year (probably a bit too ambitious, but I'm swinging for the fence).

    So going through the nutrition side of it, with my goal of 215 lbs, that means my target macros are
    Carbs - 298g
    Protein - 322g
    Fat - 107g

    Total cal = 3,450

    So, at the end of the day today, I've been dead on for both carbs & protein. But I found I was about 50g short on fat. Which I thought was cool at first, until I realized I was 450 cal short for the day.

    I'm not going to go spooning lard into my mouth to consume pure fat, so it put me in a spot where I had to go over on carbs to hit total calories (I chose ice cream). My question is: Is hitting total calories a higher priority than perfectly hitting the macros for the day?
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    Is hitting total calories a higher priority than perfectly hitting the macros for the day?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Roberts View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks, DR. I was hoping you'd see this.
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    My priorities are:

    1.) Calories
    2,) Protein
    3.) Everything else

    That's why I love meat. It really boosts the protein and calories.
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    I agree with DR and OR. The ONLY thing I focus on is calories and protein. Carbs and fat just fill the rest of the calories. The only exception is ensuring you get a minimum of essential fat (fish oil) and enough carbs to fuel lifting and brain function (~100g). Other than that the specific amounts and percentages of carbs and fat isn't necessary.

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