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    Good information! My question is I don't have the best appetite most of the time I don't eat breakfast sometimes not even lunch usually just dinner. I know this isn't healthy and I really want to have a healthy and fit lifestyle. I have other issues also as far as dealing with chronic pain from car accidents. I've heard it's good to eat 6 small meals daily. Would love any advice on this! Could I supplement some meals with protein shakes? Wanting to lose weight & build muscle in a healthy way I'm completely new to all of this have never counted calories just try and eat healthy portions. Any advise would be appreciated
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    thank you for this post! I needed it!!
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    Please, could anyone check if my nutrition plan is fine?

    I'm trying to gain muscle, and I have 70kg and 1,74cm of height. My actual macros are: 172gr protein, 80 gr fat and 300 gr carbs.

    I am going to gym 4 times a week doing a upper/lower split (the viking routine).
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    Interesting thread. Thanks! Definitely bookmarked
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    Macro help needed

    Hello all,

    I was hoping someone could give me some advice where I'm going wrong.

    Ok, so I'm 6'2 male, age 31 and currently 203lbs, 19% body fat. I've been going to the gym for 5 years now, 4-5 times a week, usually pretty heavy weights followed by some cardio. Over the years I've become very strong but I've never been able to get lean and have the stubborn love handles. I was a fat kid and have a few fat relatives, I think I'm genetically programmed to gain strength relatively easily but to store fat.

    I decided to give the Macro Nutrition a go and for the first time I am measuring everything I eat and preparing food in advance ect.

    According to the calculations I should have a 3000 cal maintenance intake and 2400cal to loose weight, 203g of protein, 200g carbs and 40g of fat

    So I have stuck to this religiously, measuring all ingredients and keeping a food diary for 5 weeks, apart from one cheat night out beers. I have upped the gym efforts, now doing 5 times a week, 1 hour of weights followed by a 5k run

    Fitness has definitely increased but scales say I'm still around 203lbs in the morning and there doesn't seem to be any obvious fat loss.

    I noticed that the Macro Nutrition targets even at the reduced cals is still way way more food than I used to eat before, and I found it a real struggle to actually consume this in a day. I wasn't counting before but I estimate I was maintaining weight at around 1800 cal a day.

    Do I need to drop my calorie intake further for it to be effective, but if so then it's not possible make the Macro targets.
    Anyone have any theories where I'm going wrong, or is it just going to take more time?
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    Great good reads! Thanks!
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    Originally Posted by determined4000 View Post

    You are not Unique
    Despite what your mother always told you, you are not special. You need rest days. You are not carb sensitive. Your metabolism isn't totally screwed up. You don't have poor genetics. Calorie need formulas do apply to you. You dont carry the ajority of fat in your abs. You can't lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously. You arent eating enough calories if your bulk is going no where. You aren't the only one who is self-conscious about your body image or how much you can lift at the gym.
    Bro, i'm trying to take your advice. But it is hard when you spout broscience nonsense like this. No, i am not unique, which is precisely why you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time. I have seen it. This article, among MANY describes this perfectly...
    bayesianbodybuilding.com/gain-muscle-and-lose-fat-at-the-same-time/
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    Originally Posted by Baldey View Post
    Bro, i'm trying to take your advice. But it is hard when you spout broscience nonsense like this. No, i am not unique, which is precisely why you can build muscle and lose fat at the same time. I have seen it. This article, among MANY describes this perfectly...
    bayesianbodybuilding.com/gain-muscle-and-lose-fat-at-the-same-time/
    Im starting to think you are a troll. You came here knowing literally nothing about lifting and within a few days are throwing around terms like bro science and giving out advice which is just plain terrible.
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    Very informative and useful thread! Thanks!
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    I’m 25 years old, 6ft tall, and weight 282 lbs. I’ve been up and down on the scale and I am trying to leave the obesity category again. I recently started a new job that is very demanding on my body. I’m working in the junk removal business and we lift A LOT. I burn anywhere from 2000-5000 calories A DAY at work 5 days a week (I wear the Apple Watch that tracks my calories burned). At the same time, I started eating less to lose fat so I can be healthier, but I don’t know if that’s a good idea.

    What is the proper way to eat when burning so many calories daily? Should I be eating more protein? And what else ?
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    Hey guys.... lots of good info here!! But I'm reeaaalllllly bad when it comes to to reading long articles or PDF's on the computer.... I always open up new tabs halfway through ... I learn something much quicker and easier when I read it in a book. Could anyone recommend me some good ones for someone who is is new to all this? Something that has all the info someone who is completely clueless would need on nutrition and dieting to figure out the basics? Also, one that someone who is skinny, and trying to get diet could read to figure out the the right way to diet when your looking for gains? I'm 5'10 and 151 pounds. Trying to build something from nothing. Not sure if this is the right thread to ask this but I thought I would just shoot the ****. Thanks!!
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    Aaaaaand this answered my questions.. haha?
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