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amw9490
12-17-2009, 06:11 PM
I'm roughly 160 lbs, and bulking. I'm trying to consume 240 G protein and 480 G carbs per DAY. Does this ratio seem correct? I am sort of a hard gainer, I have a fast metabolism. Do any of those numbers look too high or low? I'm also consuming 3,000 calories per day spread out, 5-6 meals.

BRC1989
12-17-2009, 07:27 PM
If you do the math, you're consuming 2880 calories from just protein and carbs, leaving only 120 calories from fat, which is about 13 grams, which doesn't make sense cause I'm sure you're consuming more than 13 grams of fat. But those are just the average calculations of protein, carbs, and fat calories per gram, so they can be off a little.

The ratio youre eating at would be 32/64/4 protein/carbs/fats.

AustrianOakJr
12-17-2009, 07:34 PM
If you do the math, you're consuming 2880 calories from just protein and carbs, leaving only 120 calories from fat, which is about 13 grams, which doesn't make sense cause I'm sure you're consuming more than 13 grams of fat. But those are just the average calculations of protein, carbs, and fat calories per gram, so they can be off a little.

The ratio youre eating at would be 32/64/4 protein/carbs/fats.

+1. If this is true, you need to drop some protein and add more fats. You dont need 240g of protein. The carbs will spare protein for muscle growth. But, you do need the fats for healthy hormone/energy levels.

Tdogg2k8
12-17-2009, 07:35 PM
If you do the math, you're consuming 2880 calories from just protein and carbs, leaving only 120 calories from fat, which is about 13 grams, which doesn't make sense cause I'm sure you're consuming more than 13 grams of fat. But those are just the average calculations of protein, carbs, and fat calories per gram, so they can be off a little.

The ratio youre eating at would be 32/64/4 protein/carbs/fats.

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To add to that you may just wanna bulk at about 3500 cals,
consume about 70-80 grams or so of Fat (healthy fats essentially)

just remember 1 gram of Carbs/protein is 4 calories.
1 gram of fat is Somewhere along 9 calories

imsotheman
12-17-2009, 09:08 PM
90 grams of fat per day.. 1 g protein per desired pound of lean body mass... and fill the rest up with carbs...

amw9490
12-17-2009, 10:14 PM
If you do the math, you're consuming 2880 calories from just protein and carbs, leaving only 120 calories from fat, which is about 13 grams, which doesn't make sense cause I'm sure you're consuming more than 13 grams of fat. But those are just the average calculations of protein, carbs, and fat calories per gram, so they can be off a little.

The ratio youre eating at would be 32/64/4 protein/carbs/fats.

I'm probably confused here. I go for 3,000 calories, 240 g protein, 480 g carbs, and 81 g fat. That's what I have written down. I have a hell of a time trying to get to 480 g of carbs, the protein and fat are easy.

amw9490
12-17-2009, 10:23 PM
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To add to that you may just wanna bulk at about 3500 cals,
consume about 70-80 grams or so of Fat (healthy fats essentially)

just remember 1 gram of Carbs/protein is 4 calories.
1 gram of fat is Somewhere along 9 calories

Had no idea about the grams of carbs and protein and their calorie amounts. To figure out what I was going to eat, I just read the nutrition label on each food. I then looked at serving size and measured it out. Then just added up all the calories, fats, carbs, and protein. Is this not the way to go about it? I have a hell of a time trying to figure out exactly what to eat.

AustrianOakJr
12-18-2009, 06:21 AM
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I'm probably confused here. I go for 3,000 calories, 240 g protein, 480 g carbs, and 81 g fat. That's what I have written down. I have a hell of a time trying to get to 480 g of carbs, the protein and fat are easy.

The macros you listed add up to about 3600 calories. So you are 600 over your goal. Carbs and protein carry 4 calories per gram and fats are close to 9 cal/g. Do the math.

If youre looking to trim down to 3000 cals, go with 190g of protein, 400g of carbs, and 70g of fat. 2990 calories. See how you do and get back to me if you have questions.