I was bored so I decided I was going to try and figure out the recommended amounts for fat, protein and carbs based off the 2000 calorie diet which the FDA basis all the nutrition labels on.
After some math I found that they recommend consuming 65g of fat, 300g of carbs, and 53.75g protein (or 585 cal. of fat, 1200 cal of carbs, and 215 cal of protein)
all of which breaks down to:
after i figured all this out I decided I would look up why they chose those percentages…I then found a page on the FDA’s website which actually explains the nutrition label pretty well … (too bad I didn’t look for that before I wasted my time with all that math)
anyways,…their reason for these percentages is…
“This level was chosen, in part, because it approximates the caloric requirements for postmenopausal women. This group has the highest risk for excessive intake of calories and fat.”
now my question…
since I am not a postmenopausal woman ( I am a 23 year old college man who is trying to train for an amateur bodybuilding show) what percentages should I use…and if you know, do you have any research that you could share to help me in my quest?
23 years old
69 inches tall
btw, if anyone is interested the site which I found is located at