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Dietary Balance


#1

I was just wondering what people's macronutrient balances are in their current diets? I am talking about your percentage dedicated to proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Thanks for the info.
Also, what are people's opinion's on the ideal balance of macronutrients?


#2

Hey Jim, good to gab with you... Right now i'm sitting at about 300g protein, 170-200g carbs, and 110-120g fats. This works out to 40 percent protein, 27 percent carbs, and 33 percent fats. The ideal macronutrient ratio is different for everyone depending on their goals and lifestyle. I believe the more active anyone is, the more carbohydrates they need no matter what their goals are. I believe everyone needs a certain amount of good fats and proteins for tissue repair. But this is what works for me right now as i am leaning out for the spring/summer photo shoots. Take care,
Pete


#3

I'm a poor student, so I'm going for 1,8g protein pr kg bw
30% good fats
And the rest for cheap carbs.
It works out to be:
20%protein
30%fat
50%carbs
Good for bulking, disasterous for cutting..
Saving for a one month of massive eating and quatro dynamo..
Boom size and strength will be mine..