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Sources
03-02-2017, 07:04 AM
What's the general consensus on this?

lmcfreekz
03-02-2017, 07:12 AM
What's the general consensus on this?

Minimum between 0.45 - 0.6g per lb of Lean Body Mass...

Fat is an important part of nutrition... no need to just limit yourself to the minimum / threshold...

k260jl
03-02-2017, 08:02 AM
Minimum between 0.45 - 0.6g per lb of Lean Body Mass...

Fat is an important part of nutrition... no need to just limit yourself to the minimum / threshold...

I assume under CUT, we use LBM and for bulk we use total body weight?

dipatel13
03-02-2017, 08:20 AM
Use total bodyweight unless you are very overweight/obese in which case use LBM. You'll have a bit of buffer using total weight which is okay.

ironwill2008
03-02-2017, 08:45 AM
What's the general consensus on this?

I don't know that there will be a 'consensus' on anything here. What I generally advise is to use body weight.

Most beginners don't know what their 'lean mass' might be, but anyone can step on a scale and see their body weight. For someone who is overweight/obese, I suggest they figure their macros off their goal weight.




Either way though, they'll get in the ballpark, and for a start, that will be close enough.