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    Percent of Carbs/Fat/Protein per day

    I know that your supposed to eat 1-2x your bodyweight in protein a day...what about fat/carbs. I am trying to gain weight (muscle). I put what I ate yesterday into a calorie counter website cause I was curious, and my intake consisted of 48% carbs, 29%protein, 22%fat. Is this way too much carbs?

    So far today I'm at 62% carbs, 34% protein, and 4% fat.
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    Originally Posted by daniboy33 View Post
    I know that your supposed to eat 1-2x your bodyweight in protein a day...
    You do, huh?
    No sir, I don't like it.
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    It really depends on what kind of diet you're trying to follow.

    Personally, I think too much weight is given to macronutrient percentages. Nothing magical happens when you have a nice even distribution of 40/30/30 or 60/30/10 or whatever.

    Your body recognizes the TOTAL amount of macronutrients - nothing more. It's not a computer.

    There's no way I could tell you if that's "too many carbs" without knowing a host of factors:

    1. Your activity level
    2. Total caloric intake
    3. Somatotype
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    there is no magic percent.. every body is different
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    Originally Posted by IronBrendan View Post
    It really depends on what kind of diet you're trying to follow.

    Personally, I think too much weight is given to macronutrient percentages. Nothing magical happens when you have a nice even distribution of 40/30/30 or 60/30/10 or whatever.

    Your body recognizes the TOTAL amount of macronutrients - nothing more. It's not a computer.

    There's no way I could tell you if that's "too many carbs" without knowing a host of factors:

    1. Your activity level
    2. Total caloric intake
    3. Somatotype
    etc. etc.

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    x2....macro % are bull**** and given way to much thought.
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    Originally Posted by IronBrendan View Post
    It really depends on what kind of diet you're trying to follow.

    Personally, I think too much weight is given to macronutrient percentages. Nothing magical happens when you have a nice even distribution of 40/30/30 or 60/30/10 or whatever.

    Your body recognizes the TOTAL amount of macronutrients - nothing more. It's not a computer.

    There's no way I could tell you if that's "too many carbs" without knowing a host of factors:

    1. Your activity level
    2. Total caloric intake
    3. Somatotype
    etc. etc.

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    I definitely agree with this!
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    Originally Posted by lth View Post
    x2....macro % are bull**** and given way to much thought.
    i definitely agree with this.
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    Originally Posted by daniboy33 View Post
    I know that your supposed to eat 1-2x your bodyweight in protein a day...what about fat/carbs. I am trying to gain weight (muscle). I put what I ate yesterday into a calorie counter website cause I was curious, and my intake consisted of 48% carbs, 29%protein, 22%fat. Is this way too much carbs?

    So far today I'm at 62% carbs, 34% protein, and 4% fat.
    4%fat????!!!
    Raw celery is 9% fat
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    Originally Posted by determined4000 View Post
    Raw celery is 9% fat
    Umm... no. Celery is 95% water, how can it have 9% fat?

    (unless i'm missing your sarcasm...)
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    Originally Posted by Wowzer View Post
    Umm... no. Celery is 95% water, how can it have 9% fat?

    (unless i'm missing your sarcasm...)
    Perhaps he meant that 9% of the calories in celery are in the form of fat?
    No sir, I don't like it.
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    Originally Posted by Mr. Horse View Post
    Perhaps he meant that 9% of the calories in celery are in the form of fat?
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    Originally Posted by determined4000 View Post
    Ding Ding Ding
    I figured as much, but when you use imprecise/incorrect language, you are bound to confuse.
    No sir, I don't like it.
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    still, 4% fat is to low, why hasnt anyone said this yet?
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    Originally Posted by MattyH7688 View Post
    there is no magic percent.. every body is different
    Exactly!!!! You have to find out what works for you. Keep a food log if you are serious. Otherwise just eat a good balance each day.
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    Originally Posted by KlimTheSmartCow View Post
    still, 4% fat is to low, why hasnt anyone said this yet?
    Maybe it was a typo? Could be 14% or 40%, who knows?
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    Originally Posted by KlimTheSmartCow View Post
    still, 4% fat is to low, why hasnt anyone said this yet?
    Maybe he wants his nuts to shrivel up?

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