First, Do I have to list thread rules? Can we just please state knowledge/recommendations and not comment on what/who is better?
I'm expecting that if 20 people post, there might be 20 different answers/solutions. Fine.
I'm going to start just tracking what I eat again just to see what my breakdown is. No particular goal or reason, but just to see how what I am eating breaks down macro wise.
I'd like to hear what you've used in terms of "use %C, %F, %P per pound of weight" or some shit like that for whatever goal you've worked towards.
Grams or percentages are fine.
What was your goal? What was your macro breakdown? Calories? Timeline?
For tracking, I'm using "MyFitnessPal".
For goals, I just arbitrarily entered 25%C 45%P 30%F, which at 2800 cals ends up being:
175g C, 315g P, 93g F
At 255 lbs, this estimates that I'd lose 0.7 lb week..
If I arbitrarily bump it up to 3000 cals per day, it has me gaining weight slightly.
I know this is a little off because tracking my meals I can estimate that I've been eating more like 3500-3800 cals daily, with A LOT more carbs (a lot more fruit) and I've been very slowly dropping over some weeks and I've noticeably leaned out a little.
Probably that slow = near maintenance. Gym weights are going up, slightly, too, so I'm sure there is some fluctuation.
I'd estimate that at 3500-3800, where I've been eating, and that fact that my weight and performance is somewhat static (save for a couple PR's and tighter belt) I am solidly within my "mainenance bracket".
I'm just trying to understand what my real macro breakdown is because I want to play with that versus calories.
The 'leanness' could in fact just be water fluctuations, too-- I don't know. However, in my mind, I attribute leaning out a little to being strict about limiting gluten and corn tortilla chips LOL.ï»¿
TLDR; -- Talk about your macro breakdowns for your goals and results.
Reiterate: Save the shitstorms for the other threads, please.