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Macros for Scheduled HFT Break?

I’ll admit: I’m relatively new to this whole “watching what you eat thing.”

I’ve been doing an HFT program, and I’ve been told I need “to eat everything that isn’t nailed down.” What am I shooting for in terms of calories/carbs/protein? I’m 6’1, 180, if that helps.

Thanks in advance.

[quote]Roisin Dubh wrote:
I’ve been doing an HFT program, and I’ve been told I need “to eat everything that isn’t nailed down.” What am I shooting for in terms of calories/carbs/protein? I’m 6’1, 180, if that helps.[/quote]
One question to get started in the right direction:

What, exactly, did you eat yesterday?

Two more questions to further narrow things down:

What are your goals?

What exactly does your training look like - days, exercises, sets, and reps?

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/hub/Roisin%20Dubh#myForums/thread/5451123/
In ^this^ thread from two weeks ago you were doing a Push/Pull/Leg split 5-6 days per week.

Now your HFT and looking to take a scheduled break?

[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:

[quote]Roisin Dubh wrote:
I’ve been doing an HFT program, and I’ve been told I need “to eat everything that isn’t nailed down.” What am I shooting for in terms of calories/carbs/protein? I’m 6’1, 180, if that helps.[/quote]
One question to get started in the right direction:

What, exactly, did you eat yesterday?

Two more questions to further narrow things down:

What are your goals?

What exactly does your training look like - days, exercises, sets, and reps?[/quote]

I’m typing this on my phone, so forgive any typos. Yesterday, I had:
46g protein shake (9AM)
34g carbs bowl of oatmeal (9AM)
8 oz. Chicken breast (11:30AM)
2 servings of whole wheat pasta w/ protein (11:30AM)
12:30-ish workout
46g protein shake (1:15)
5g creatine monohydrate (1:15)
2 slices whole grain bread (1:40)
A few handfuls of peanuts scattered throughout the afternoon
Chicken quesadilla with chips and salsa (6PM)
A few more handfuls of peanuts at night
46g protein shake right before bed

Around 140 oz. of water consumed

I’m doing Waterbury’s 30-day program. I just finished the first ten days, and now I’m starting the scheduled five-day rest period. If you haven’t seen the plan, it’s almost entirely compound movements. One-legged deadlifts, chin-ups, rows from varying angles, weighted lunges, dumbbell floor presses, etc.

As for goals, right now I’m tall and fairly skinny. I need to add mass everywhere. If you’re looking for a specific goal to reach over time, something like Ryan Reynolds.

[quote]JLone wrote:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/hub/Roisin%20Dubh#myForums/thread/5451123/
In ^this^ thread from two weeks ago you were doing a Push/Pull/Leg split 5-6 days per week.

Now your HFT and looking to take a scheduled break?

[/quote]

Yes. As I said in that thread, I was curious about Waterbury’s 30-day program. So, I decided to try it. The program suggests ten days on and five days off, followed by another repetition of that cycle. I’ve finished the first ten days and am starting my rest period.

[quote]Roisin Dubh wrote:
I’m doing Waterbury’s 30-day program.[/quote]
Then I suggest you consider doing something like…

Macronutrient breakdown: Except for pre- and post-workout feedings, follow a 33/33/33 caloric ratio of carbs/protein/fat.

Calories: Consume at least 16 calories per pound of lean body mass. Feel free to consume more if you’re not adding fat or if you’re losing weight.

Pre- and post-workout: Consume a half serving of Surge 5-10 minutes pre-workout. Consume one full serving of Surge immediately after with 8 grams of branched chain amino acids and 5 grams of creatine.

Give something like that a try for a while. Just a thought.