What's the best macronutrient ratio for cutting, bulking and maintenance?
There's the Zone Diet which is 30p / 40c / 30f
The 40p / 40c / 20f is popular but is there too many carbs and too little fat?
Layne Norton suggests 45p / 30c / 25f just for cutting.
Could you post links to good articles about macros / calorie intake for cutting, bulking or maintenance please?
05-25-2011, 12:08 PM #1
Best Macronutrient Ratio for Cutting, Bulking and Maintenance?
05-25-2011, 12:11 PM #2
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The way you respond to nutrients may not be the same as the next guy.
There's really only a couple of things that are the same with everybody. First being you need a lot of carbs when bulking up and second you'll need more protein when dieting hard then you would when you are bulking. This is because carbs are protein sparing.iRep Training Systems Sponsored Athlete
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05-25-2011, 12:16 PM #3
There's a load of bro-science behind all this, but ultimately just make sure you get > 100 g protein a day and keep your calories around 2,000 - 2,500/day. Whatever macro breakdown makes it easiest for you to stick with your diet is the right one for you. For instance, I tried keto twice and both times I hated it. I do much better on 40/40/20, but some people swear by keto.
The most important things are (1) adequate protein and (2) total calories. The rest is just preference.
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