I was gyming before for almost 5 months to the stronglifts 5x5 program but my diet was absolutely fucked. I am a 175cm tall male, about 71kg, and I fucked up my input into MFP since I am an office worker. MFP crunched my calorie numbers to just 1600cals a day when i should have been eating around 2300cals. So I made zero gains, went all sad and quit. Now I know planning is key and I am hoping to make a smarter plan and start making some gains.
^^^^ here is a post I made earlier when I realised how badly i fucked up. Anways since then I went on holidays and was sick for a while and a lot travelling meant I ended up losing a lot of weight. Went for approx 73kg to 66kg.
I am getting back into it and I am going with the GZCLP program for beginners. I did a calorie check and I have ended up with 2300 cals for a 22 male, 175cm and 66kg, light activity but sedentary job and trying to making muscle gains. does that number seem correct to you guys??
Also for macros I am going with 1.5g/lb which comes out to be around 3g/kg. Thats means I need to eat around 200cals of protein. Therefore to achieve this my macros ratio in MFP is 40% carbs, 25% fat and 35% protien. I am parnoid now cause I dont want to waste another six months gymming with no gains. So please help and let me know what u think of the GZCLP program, my calorie intake of 2300 cals and macro %.