I've tried figuring out my intake to cut but for some reason I can't seem to get the math right
(9.99*88.9) + (6.25*180) -(4.92*21) +5
When I try to figure out the amount of protein/fat/carbs it doesn't add up btw I would like to eat 1.5 grams of protein per a pound just because I prefer meat so if anyone could tell me where I went wrong our help me with my macros I would really appreciate it!
04-05-2012, 07:48 PM #1
WonderPug/Anyone knowledgeable willing to help
Last edited by Impossible4; 04-05-2012 at 08:25 PM.
04-05-2012, 08:35 PM #2
04-05-2012, 08:46 PM #3
- Join Date: Feb 2012
- Location: York, Pennsylvania, United States
- Posts: 3,165
- Rep Power: 3268
04-05-2012, 08:46 PM #4
- Join Date: Nov 2010
- Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
- Age: 28
- Posts: 5,143
- Rep Power: 18420
04-05-2012, 10:22 PM #5
(a) Lean mass (in pounds) x 0.45 to get your fat requirements in grams.
(b) Lean mass (in pounds) x 1 to get your protein requirements in grams.
[(a) x 9] + [(b) x 4] = your total calories to meet your minimum fat and protein requirements. Let's call this (c).
Your total daily caloric intake - (c) = the remainder of calories you need to consume to hit your target for the day.
Split that remainder between whatever macros matching your own personal preferences, being CHO, fat or protein.
Of course, keep in mind that fat = 9 calories/gram, CHO = 4 calories/gram, protein = 4 calories/gram.
Hope that helps.You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel.
[IIFYM/Flexible Dieting Crew] - It ain't that hard dummy..
[Former 300+ Crew]
*** Fitness Advice, Tech Reviews and more: https://www.youtube.com/user/mattypaus?feature=guide
04-06-2012, 12:41 AM #6
- Join Date: Nov 2011
- Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
- Age: 48
- Posts: 2,141
- Rep Power: 2529
04-06-2012, 02:21 AM #7
- Join Date: Sep 2010
- Location: New York, New York, United States
- Posts: 52,889
- Rep Power: 306184