How often, on a cut (i guess it may even apply for a bulk), do you guys change your macros?
i've lost 15lbs so far with the macros i have and to me, it seems like a good time to readjust.
i'm sure it would be too meticulous and tedious to do every 5lbs but just curious as to the general bb.com world what you guys do
04-26-2013, 07:30 AM #1
how often you change YOUR macros?
04-26-2013, 07:33 AM #2
whenever you feel like you need to up/lower calories depending on goalsMAN Sports Rep
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04-26-2013, 07:33 AM #3
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04-26-2013, 07:48 AM #5
Er, I change my macros on a day-to-day basis.
What I mean is that my total calories stays the same, but my protein, fat, and carbs fluctuate.Aspiring Raw Powerlifter 74kg Weight Class
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04-26-2013, 07:53 AM #6
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04-26-2013, 08:01 AM #8
As the others mentioned, I've found it easiest to just follow the weight trend. It's often much harder to lose at the slower ~ 1 pound/week recommended rate then to just drop it quick for those of us OCD folks (like myself), but it can be done with consistant monitoring of your weight over time. If it slows up, just throttle back a bit on your calories and follow the response. Good luck!
04-26-2013, 09:58 AM #9
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Every day. Stopped mixing foods together proteins/carbs and started eat for my digestive system and overall health and everything worked it self out. Mix veggies and proteins, Veggies and starches, fruit by itself and give everything the proper amount of time to digest. Has lead me to learn about new foods and actually listening to my body verses just thinking everything as a numbers game. Everyone doesn't digest the same and pull nutrients from food the same. See what works for you and experiment. I suggest looking into food combining charts verses obsessing over macros. Trying to fit a certain amount of carbs/prot into a day can often cause more harm then good.
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I agree with everyone else as far as basing your decision to change it up on what your goals are and if you start plateauing on your weight. I usually try to maintain my caloric intake and focus on meeting my protein macro, then getting at least close to my carb and fat macros. I have recently changed my caloric intake/macros in the last 2 weeks because of some new goals, and so far I've still been seeing results. Good luck OP!“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” - Mahatma Gandhi
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04-26-2013, 02:38 PM #15
You are not gaining LBM while in a deficit, especially as a female. Your muscles may fill with glycogen, and as you lose fat you may look more muscular, but you won't gain any measurable amount of LBM until you bulk. I would not adjust macros until then (or unless you stop losing for at least 3 weeks).
If you want I can pm you photos of how I looked when I lost 125lbs and started lifting, and then the HUGE difference in how I looked when I finally bulked.
eta: But don't get discouraged on your cut - you're doing it right and will retain most of the LBM you have now by keeping protein up and lifting.
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