I don’t know why I have so much trouble with this.
I’m 140 lbs and looking to add mass. I read Massive eating, and I got the following numbers:
Protein - 310 grams (per day)
Carbs - 240 grams
Fat - 106 grams
Based on a P/C/F breakdown of 40/30/30, off of 3200 calories per day.
If I’m looking at seven meals, 3 P+C and 4 P+F, I get:
P+C - 45g/80g
P+F - 45g/27g
Does that sound right so far?
Now, 310 grams is WAY more than 1.5 g /lb protein intake. It’s even higher than 2 g /lb. Which guideline do I go by? If I go by the 1.5 g/lb that I typically read about, I get 210 grams of protein based off my weight. Ok…then how do I figure out carb and fat grams from that, based off the 3200 kcals I got from the Massive Eating calculation?
I think I’ve asked this question a while ago and all I got was “just eat,” but I want to know the numbers and make sure I’m doing it right. If anyone could lend a hand, I thank you in advance!