I'm 16 female 5'1 and 96 lbs....
my carb intake for the past two months or so has been 70-130g
my fat has been 15-25g and my protein has been 100-130g
usually end up at 1000-1200 cals a day....
i lift 4 times a week, run 2-3miles every other day, and have soccer daily....
i want to gain weight, but all muscle and very little fat.
what should my carb intake be, because i feel like it should be more, but idk!
Thread: What should my carb intake be?
07-05-2011, 08:31 PM #1
What should my carb intake be?
07-05-2011, 08:37 PM #2
07-05-2011, 08:43 PM #3
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07-05-2011, 08:51 PM #4
Calculate target protein and fat requirements, then if you're satisfied with those numbers fill the rest of your calories with carbs.
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07-05-2011, 08:59 PM #5
Off the bat your protein looks high, fats low and calories look low. Here is the calculating macros thread, give it a read through.
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07-05-2011, 09:00 PM #6
07-05-2011, 10:37 PM #7
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07-05-2011, 11:39 PM #8
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If you want to gain primarily muscle weight, evidence points to the notion that you've got to eat around 1-2g of protein per lb of body weight (which it looks like you're doing), and maintain a calorie surplus. Of course, you've got to continue weight lifting.
If I were you, I'd find out how much soccer and other exercises are burning, add that to your BMR + Activity Factor, and add maybe 300-400 calories to that count. Try to eat that many calories per day. Also, eat more fats, they're a very important part of your diet!
Lastly, many people around here will tell you not to worry about all these details and just enjoy growing up, and I think they're partially right -- keep track of what you eat, but don't get obsessive over it! In the long run, a few days where you don't hit your goal probably isn't going to make a substantial impact on your results.
Good luck reaching your goal!
07-06-2011, 12:39 AM #9
(yo fat and calories are too low, shoot for 40 grams fat daily, hormones, good mood, and long term health... don't mess with those things... eat your fats)
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07-06-2011, 01:22 AM #10
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add 15-25g of carbs or 5-10g of fat this week . weigh your self same time same day each week if your weight stalls add another 15-25g of carbs or 5-10 of fat keep doing this till you have found your desired weight and body compositionMUTANT ATHLETE
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