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      01-07-2023, 04:23 PM   #1
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Cool Macros help...

For those of us not counting our macros, would be great to hear from someone, who is, as well as how that translates into your diet.

I've calculated mine, but if you could give me an example meal, based on real world results and experience, that would help a lot.

Protein: 188
Fat: 82
Carbs: 368

Total Calories: 2,963 kcal

This is based off a calculator I found given my age, lifestyle, weightlifting history/consistency and goals of putting on muscle. However, maintaining the muscle I have is honestly the most accurate priority, so these numbers might be a little high because they are based on the goal of adding muscle.
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Are you asking for one meal, consumed in one sitting, totaling 2900 calories? Are the macro values listed with units of grams?
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A full days worth of food - grams yes
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I follow the 40/30/30 plan. 40% low glycemic carbs, 30% lean protein, 30% monounsaturated fat.

I'll break down the actual macros later
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For those of us not counting our macros, would be great to hear from someone, who is, as well as how that translates into your diet.

I've calculated mine, but if you could give me an example meal, based on real world results and experience, that would help a lot.

Protein: 188
Fat: 82
Carbs: 368

Total Calories: 2,963 kcal

This is based off a calculator I found given my age, lifestyle, weightlifting history/consistency and goals of putting on muscle. However, maintaining the muscle I have is honestly the most accurate priority, so these numbers might be a little high because they are based on the goal of adding muscle.
Protein is high in those numbers. Not surprising if you are getting them from a weightlifting point of view. High protein with minimal fat and carbs = fish and eggs, followed by dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt).

I have counted macros, total caloric intake and body weight, for a long time. I have a pretty good idea of what my body will do based on food quantity/quality and level of activity.

I have played around with my database collected over the years and tried to match your target numbers. I don't eat the pattern you have listed so I didn't arrive at your target numbers. I eat more fat and carbs than your target values. My BMI is in the healthy range and body fat % (roughly estimated) is below average (athlete). I eat 6 times per day which some people suggest I should be dead by now. Last I checked, I'm not dead (yet). I find fad diets to be, well, fads.

This is a day from my food journal, it is more fat and less protein than your target, and lower total calories. You could take the below and scale it up to 2900 calories:

Breakfast: shredded wheat, whole milk and (real) maple syrup
Lunch: potato, sour cream, butter, salt/pepper, grapes
Dinner: sautÚd veggies (mushrooms, onion, broccoli), butter, EVOO, salt/pepper, parmesan
Snacks between meals: pretzels (traditional "unflavored"), bananas, apples, almonds, raisins, honey nut Cheerios with skim milk (!!)

The above is 23% protein by weight, compared to your 29% target.

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The calculator I used asked if I prefer carbs or fat for the bulk* of my caloric intake - thats a big part of it. Thank you for your breakdown, helpful.
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I follow the 40/30/30 plan. 40% low glycemic carbs, 30% lean protein, 30% monounsaturated fat.

I'll break down the actual macros later
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Thank you
I have done this before. It is sustainable and healthy. At my current weight here are my Macros

Carbs- 153 grams
Protein-119 grams
Fat- 51 grams

Broken down between 3 meals and two snacks.

The above, along with my BMR and activity level, has me losing 2-3 pounds a week. My bathroom scale calculates BF percentage, and that is decreasing.

Research Dr Barry Sears.
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