I was just giving you a hard time
I agree that what you wrote is a good dietary goal to shoot for but is probably too restrictive for most people. That would be a HUGE nutritional change for most people and would take time to fully make that switch IMO.
I like what you laid out though.
As far as macros goes it would help if the OP was currently tracking his calories and macros but I doubt that is happening. With that being the case (more than likely) I would have him start with a baseline of 3,300-3,400 calories a day (assuming the weight x 15 = maintenance calories calculation) which would put him at a 300-400 calorie deficit to start with.
I would say to shoot for 1-1.25 grams of protein per pound, which would be anywhere from 245-310 grams a day (1,000-1,200 calories). Then, depending on how his body reacts to carbs vs fats he should just fill it in from there.
This is all just very basic and would definitely need tweaking but it would be where I would start if we didn’t have an accurate picture of where he is starting from dietarily speaking.[/quote] I knew you were just razzin. For every potential solution, there are often two opposing sides that are equally right, not that I’m saying you are the dark side, nor would I ever admit defeat, lol. As for too restrictive for most I agree but I personally don’t mind what I eat, even if it’s whacked out. I like optimization and all that good stuff, but yeah I recognize that what you said is probably true for most people. The advice you gave is solid.
As for tracking calories, I’d add that the OP should get a decent digital food scale. Only needs to go up to 500 grams or so. Another idea for tracking calories, though far less precise is that you can honestly track calories pretty easily by adding up whatever is on your food receipts! Tracking receipts is also a good record to keep yourself accountable and acts as a decent food log. It can help pinpoint potential for areas where you might be nutrient lacking as well, but there I go again…