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MrsDowFire
01-25-2011, 05:42 AM
I figured my BMR & TEE using 2 different methods (Harris-Benedict & Katch-McArdle) and then averaging the 2.

Harris: My BMR came to 1331.68 with activity factor (I used 1.4) 1864
Katch: My BMR came to 1275.25 with activity factor 1785

I averaged the 2 figures giving me 1824 and then reduced this by 10% to give me total calories of 1642.

I'm unclear if I figured the Macronutrients correctly and this is where I need a little guidance.

I came up with 84 grams of protein or 336 calories, 49 grams of fat or 441 calories and 216 of carbs or 865 calories.

I am 48 and weigh 140 and have started back working with weights and would like to do less cardio. My goal weight is 125 lbs. Do these figures seem right? I thought that 49 grams of fat seems like alot. I used .6/lb for protein and .35g/lb for fat then deducted from those arrive at the carbs. These calculation come to 20% Protein/27% Fat/53% Carbs.

Can someone tell me if I've done this correctly? I was reading the sticky Calculating Calorie Needs and Macronutrients Emma-Leigh. http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703921

Just wanting to make sure I fully understand. Thanks for all the help.

chunkychic4now
01-29-2011, 07:45 PM
Go to nutrition and sups forum page2 thread- Confused about my diet protein/fat/carbs ratio (By Bett300)

There is an easy break down to understand macro's. I had the same questions, that's what I was looking for tonight..Hope it helps ;)

birdiefu
01-30-2011, 12:50 PM
Keep in mind that the numbers you got for protein and fats are the bare minimum. Especially with cutting, you probably should get your protein higher at at least 1-1.5g/lb. Protein and fats also increase satiety, so having more of those will help keep you saner on a cut.

If I were you, I would go with something more like 135g protein, 135g carbs, 62g fat for total cals of 1638.