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T-Dawg Diet Question for Chris Shugart

I’m gearing up for the T-Dawg diet, and just wanted you to glance at my numbers if you could. I’m about 200lbs now, medium metabolism, trying to lose a good amount of fat while maintaining muscle. Here’s what I have:


goal: 2900 calories/day


160g protein = 640 calories (every day)


70g carbs = 280 calories (workout days)


30g carbs = 120 calories (non workout days)


220g fat = 1980 calories (workout days)


238g fat = 2142 calories (non workout days)

After week 1 I’ll evaluate where I am and adjust accordingly.
I know you said for the first week only go 250 calories below maintanance, but I’ve dieted ketigenic before, so I know what to expect, plus I have the BF% to spare. Thanks for the time!
rocco

Rocco, too much fat… not enough protein.
It looks like your following the percentages based on grams, instead of calories. if you’re trying to get 60% of your diet from fat, take 2900 calories X 0.6 = 1740 cals from fat (This would equate to 193 grams of fat). For protein multiply by .35 = 1015 (or 254 grams of protein) The remaining 5% will be carbs. Hope this helps.