Ok…started the AD about 4 days ago and have some questions, so I’d figure I’d ask the guys that know the most here at T-Nation.
according to the Cunningham equation I should be getting about 3400-3800 calories a day. I’m 177lbs with about 15% BF, but sometimes when I plug in the numbers including a high intensity lifting session it jumps to 6800 calories, I don’t think I’ve eaten 6800 calories in a day in my life. Seems to me the 3800 number is the solid number? I lift 3-4 times a week, high intensity.
Yes I’ve read it over and over, but I don’t really need to count or worry about the carbs I get from veggies? About 90% of my carbs come from veggies, right now I’m at about 37 net carbs a day, again most from vegetables. I’m blending (not juicing) and drinking leafy greens (with pulp) 2-3 times a day: Kale, lettuce, spinach, parsley, chard…etc with no fruit (yes I don’t mind the taste ;). Just confirming not to count the veggies.
I seem to be getting more protein than fat. I still have two more meals today but so far I’ve had 232 grams of protein and 157 grams of fat. Should I up the fat? I’m thinking heavy cream and cheese…I just don’t understand when eating red meat how you can get more fat than protein. All my beef is grass-fed, so it’s naturally leaner.
I’ve done two body caliper measurements, the Jackson/Pollock 7 point method and the Parrilo 9 point method and get some pretty different readings. Jackson/Pollock says 12.8% BF and Parrilo says 15.6% - so I don’t get the drastic difference except that Jackson focuses on belly and Parillo adds back? Which one should I go with?
I think that’s it, my first carb up day is a week from Saturday, I’m doing a 14 day induction phase, I think I’m on the right track.
Thanks in advance for your help and responses