I realize that it’s better to eat more protein than carbs, and also better to get a surplus of calories from protein. My two questions to expand on this are:
1)Everyone’s bodies has a different cut-off period for surplus right? Ex/Prof X can consume five times what I eat just to maintain.
2)That being said, is there any way to figure out how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat my body needs so I can realize if I’m getting to little, or eating way to much?
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Yes. Everyone needs a certain amount of calories to maintain their muscle mass/weight.
For example: I, a 245 pound man,will need about 5,000 calories daily to maintain my current weight-I am cutting right now because I finished a bulk a few months ago. So,I will need to eat 500 calories below my maintenance level in order to lose a pound a day.
I’m doing the AD right now,so I’m not only just losing weight,but my body composition is also shifting.
It depends on your goals and overall genetics. Are you lean,or do you need to lose some weight? If you’re trying to gain weight, start out by eating a well-balanced diet with enough protein,carbs, fat,and calories in order to gain one pound per week.
Then adjust accordingly,so you can meet your needs.
On the other hand,If you’re trying to lose some fat, experiment with certain things such as carb cycling,or a controlled carb diet,or just a overall lower calorie diet.
Not every diet will work for everyone.