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bucfan24
02-20-2017, 06:06 PM
If I want to build lean muscle. I am running on IIFYM.
Right now my coach has me on these macros:
Cal: 2638
Fats: 47
Carbs: 282
Protein: 259

I can't ask my coach this question because he specifically told me these next 3 weeks he won't answer e-mails because he will be busy. And keep in mind he is doing this for me for the price of free.

Anyways, today I calculated everything I had eaten. I realized that I hit my Carbs, Protein and Fats. However on Calories I come up anywhere from 300-500 calories short of the target amount.
However, if I hit the carbs and proteins, is this a no biggie? Or will it keep me from gaining?

The problem is I don't eat any meat. Since I am on the go all day, all my protein comes from drinking egg whites. Egg whites have small amounts of calories.

Mrpb
02-20-2017, 06:43 PM
It will keep you from gaining weight.

Sh724
02-20-2017, 06:49 PM
Your fat seems really really low especially when compared to your protein. If you arent getting enough calories add more fat.

ErikTheElectric
02-20-2017, 07:32 PM
You'll most likely just spin your wheels.

AdamWW
02-20-2017, 08:34 PM
Your question doesn't make sense...

Budjola
02-20-2017, 09:44 PM
needs more fat tbh

Rabbitjb
02-20-2017, 09:48 PM
Anyways, today I calculated everything I had eaten. I realized that I hit my Carbs, Protein and Fats. However on Calories I come up anywhere from 300-500 calories short of the target amount.
However, if I hit the carbs and proteins, is this a no biggie? Or will it keep me from gaining?


If you don't eat enough calories you won't gain mass

It shouldn't be possible to hit macros without hitting calorie target

Why are your fats so low? Fix that

Eat the fricken yolk...

DanLincoln
02-21-2017, 02:05 AM
Your post makes no sense and your macro's are off.

If you have your math's right then when you hit your macros then you hit your calories.

However to start with your maths is slightly off

Fats: 47 * 9 = 423
Carbs: 282 * 4 = 1128
Protein: 259 * 4 = 1036

that makes 2587 calories. If you hit all your macros exactly you will eat 2587 calories.

PS, eat more fat

Gramatton
02-21-2017, 07:01 AM
The problem is I don't eat any meat. Since I am on the go all day, all my protein comes from drinking egg whites. Egg whites have small amounts of calories.When you say drinking, you mean ... drinking?

zyvox
02-21-2017, 07:03 AM
Uhh consider supplements imo lol
Drinking egg whites all day ummm no ty

gesler0811
02-21-2017, 09:40 AM
Having a hard time wrapping my head around a fitness coach telling his client he's going to be too busy for him for three whole weeks. I hope you're not paying for those three weeks.

shamr0cked
02-21-2017, 09:50 AM
Get a new coach lol