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2009/07/27 14:03:12 (permalink)
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Proteins/Carbs/Fats

Folks,
 
What's the optimal percentage breakdown of the aforementioned in a balanced/healthy diet?
 
TVM!
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    Big M!
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 15:06:11 (permalink)
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    depends what your goals are.
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 15:09:27 (permalink)
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    40/40/20 is a good place to start.
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    Wilks
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 15:09:46 (permalink)
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    TRUE! :)

    At the moment, I'm looking to lose a few pounds before trying to pile on some muscle.
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 15:42:05 (permalink)
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    pro/carb/fat
    45%/35%/20%
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 16:08:27 (permalink)
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    40/40/20


    It's not as easy as that.

    First take your overall calories, subtract from that the number a grammes of protein you want in a day and then make the rest as near to all starchy slow release carbs as you can. A bit of fat is bound to creep in to the protein and the carb sources and that will be enough for your healthy fats.
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 16:19:44 (permalink)
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    Big M!

    pro/carb/fat
    45%/35%/20%


    45% protein? jeeeeeezzzzz

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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 18:09:26 (permalink)
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    Thanks all!! :)
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    Re:Proteins/Carbs/Fats 2009/07/27 18:44:37 (permalink)
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    hamiltonsfitness

    40/40/20


    It's not as easy as that.

    First take your overall calories, subtract from that the number a grammes of protein you want in a day and then make the rest as near to all starchy slow release carbs as you can. A bit of fat is bound to creep in to the protein and the carb sources and that will be enough for your healthy fats.



    Agreed- but for most people that is a step beyond what they are willing to make.
    I just said as a general rule 40/40/20 is a good place to start- if people want to go deeper into it you are 100% correct.
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