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Dan8
03-16-2013, 02:10 PM
I just worked out maintenance to be 3048, so a 10% cut = 2743.

I then went to work out macros, used 0.82 for protein = 169g (676 cals from protein). Used 0.5 for fat = 103g (927 cals from fat)

This left me with 1140 cals from carbs, which is 285g. Does this all sound right? From a guy who is 207lb.

rand18m
03-16-2013, 02:33 PM
I just worked out maintenance to be 3048, so a 10% cut = 2743.

I then went to work out macros, used 0.82 for protein = 169g (676 cals from protein). Used 0.5 for fat = 103g (927 cals from fat)

This left me with 1140 cals from carbs, which is 285g. Does this all sound right? From a guy who is 207lb.

Should be fine!

fade2green514
03-16-2013, 05:32 PM
i think 190+ grams of protein would be more beneficial , but yea that should be fine too, especially with only a 10% deficit. you might want to bump that up to a 15% deficit to get quicker results imo.

Dan8
03-17-2013, 02:26 AM
i think 190+ grams of protein would be more beneficial , but yea that should be fine too, especially with only a 10% deficit. you might want to bump that up to a 15% deficit to get quicker results imo.

Why? Studies have shown no benefit of having over 0.82g/lb. some have even shown less to be adequate. And i'm sticking with 10% as I want to maintain as much muscle mass as possible.

But thanks for input

Dan8
03-17-2013, 02:28 AM
Should be fine!

Thanks

rand18m
03-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Why? Studies have shown no benefit of having over 0.82g/lb. some have even shown less to be adequate. And i'm sticking with 10% as I want to maintain as much muscle mass as possible.

But thanks for input

Some people prefer to keep their protein intake higher during a cut as they feel it gives them an advantage maintaining muscle, which above a value of course it doesn't, but foremost it can be helpful with satiety, that can be the case. So you will often see people who prefer their intake highest during a cut, in a bulk carbs are often increased.