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    Counting......

    I am getting really upset with myself trying to count grams/calories for a diet.

    I am aiming for 2200 calories a day. 43 carb 30 protein 27 fat which is the right amount according to the sticky for 1/lbm protein and .4/lbm fat (5'11", 202lbs, 20% BF)

    3 MEALS A DAY
    CARBOHYDRATE PROTEIN FAT
    GRAMS per day 236g 165g 66g
    GRAMS per meal 78.7g 55g 22g
    CALORIES per day 946 cals 660 cals 594 cals
    CALORIES per meal 315.3 cals 220 cals 198 cals


    So all this was great and easy but now adding up my foods seems to be a joke trying to hit these numbers per 3 meals. For 1 vegetables have no nutritional info on them. Is there some secret I am missing? I have been trying to figure this out for a few hours. I am going to eat the same thing every day for 2 weeks to try this. I have egg's, bacon, soft taco wraps, a lot of vegetables, chicken/beef/pork and rice. I really can't figure this out.
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    Use myfitnesspal to get data on food you have no nutritional info about and weigh them on a food scale.
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    So far I have 4 eggs 4 strips of bacon and 580g pork (roughly the size of 4 decks of cards) and 1 1/2 cup of rice comes out at about 2182 calories, 186g carbs, 55g fat, 139gg protein.

    So close...

    This sure is not easy.. imagine if I want to change meals ever... is it really this hard?

    Once again going to try eating the same thing each day for 2 weeks just testing this out.
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    So I found a way to hit my 2200 calories but I am short at 186g of carbs when I need about 236g. Does that matter? Am I good since I hit the 2200 cals?
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    Originally Posted by LifeAsAaron View Post
    So I found a way to hit my 2200 calories but I am short at 186g of carbs when I need about 236g. Does that matter? Am I good since I hit the 2200 cals?
    Thats fine.
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    Originally Posted by softpounder View Post
    Thats fine.
    Okay something felt off and I fixed it, it was miscalculation in the pork. So now I am finished at 2377 calories (I need 2888 but wanted to lose this fat).

    Fat is at 52g (recommended .4g per 1lbs lbm = 66g)
    Carbs are at 186g (recommended fill my extra free from protein/fat with this = 236g)
    Protein is at 208g (recommened at least 1g per 1lbs of lbm = 165)

    So these are off $!@#$ THIS is hard to balance.. I can't handle anymore of this today been at it for hours.
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    Originally Posted by LifeAsAaron View Post
    Okay something felt off and I fixed it, it was miscalculation in the pork. So now I am finished at 2377 calories (I need 2888 but wanted to lose this fat).

    Fat is at 52g (recommended .4g per 1lbs lbm = 66g)
    Carbs are at 186g (recommended fill my extra free from protein/fat with this = 236g)
    Protein is at 208g (recommened at least 1g per 1lbs of lbm = 165)

    So these are off $!@#$ THIS is hard to balance.. I can't handle anymore of this today been at it for hours.
    Unless you're an IFBB pro, numbers don't have to be 100% precise. Just aim around the min. reqs. with a margin of error of 10% more or less.
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    Yeah that is what I was thinking but considering I am 14g off my my minimal recommended fat per dat. It is 22% lower. And my carbs are 22% lower too. And protein is 21% higher. Haha
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