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And it says i should only be consuming around 150g of protein... Is that low?
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  • sammieyem
    sammieyem Posts: 11 Member
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    no that's not low. And it's OK to consume more protein than they are saying to they just want you to hit that mark. I often eat way more protein than my goal lol
  • hurleycutie142
    hurleycutie142 Posts: 480 Member
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    Im dumb i was weighing my chicken and was only going 50g and thought it meant 50g of protein -.-
  • Yi5hedr3
    Yi5hedr3 Posts: 2,696 Member
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    That's high! Keep it below 100, along with carbs. :)
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
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    Im dumb i was weighing my chicken and was only going 50g and thought it meant 50g of protein -.-

    Not that dumb a mistake. My mom's boyfriend sees a nutritionist who tells him to eat 200g of protein a day... but what she really means is 200g of food that is mainly protein. So confusing...
  • MommyMeggo
    MommyMeggo Posts: 1,222 Member
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    And it says i should only be consuming around 150g of protein... Is that low?

    IIFYM gives me high protein too- it can be difficult to reach that number. I try though because I lift. But without carbs my energy tank is empty. You will have to experiment with what works for you.
  • DHLFITNESS25
    DHLFITNESS25 Posts: 66 Member
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    And it says i should only be consuming around 150g of protein... Is that low?

    Usually you would eat around 1 gram of protein per 1 pound of body weight
  • kerrihwilson
    kerrihwilson Posts: 30 Member
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    And it says i should only be consuming around 150g of protein... Is that low?

    Usually you would eat around 1 gram of protein per 1 pound of body weight


    Is that of body weight you are or the weight you want to be?

  • MelaniaTrump
    MelaniaTrump Posts: 2,694 Member
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    Just to make sure people do not think they absolutely need that much daily protein.
    Minimum for a sedentary woman is 46 grams a day.
    My goal is 70 grams /daily.
    Don't panic if you are not getting the 150 or so daily grams.
  • bmcnulty1990
    bmcnulty1990 Posts: 17 Member
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    I am just starting too I have my protein at 108g and I go over by 20-30 grams usually... now I think this is because I drink a shake first thing in morning because I don't like eggs at all and the breakfast good I do like isn't really full of protein .. my carbs are 250g now I have a hard time hitting that daily.. I'm always under and fat 47g well that isn't all that hard to hit. Does anyone know if going over is a huge deal ? Just trying these macros for a few weeks to see if I get any results and I am eating pretty clean
  • hurleycutie142
    hurleycutie142 Posts: 480 Member
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    250? Wow mine says i can only eat 106 :( carbs is something i struggle with
  • bmcnulty1990
    bmcnulty1990 Posts: 17 Member
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    250? Wow mine says i can only eat 106 :( carbs is something i struggle with

    I actually ended up doing a ton more research and instead of using a random online calculator ... 250 was too much for what I want to accomplish. I used 1g protein per lb of body weight .4 g fat per lb and then whatever I had remaining in calories for the day I divided by 4 and that's my carbs ... and I'm trying a mini cut . So over all I'm 135 protein 54 g fat and 177 carbs .... haha
    This seems way more attainable then what I was doing ..so sticking to this and see how I do in a month . I have to eat carbs that's like how I feel full and start my day with lots of carbs I wouldn't be able to do 106
  • kwtilbury
    kwtilbury Posts: 1,234 Member
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    250? Wow mine says i can only eat 106 :( carbs is something i struggle with

    I actually ended up doing a ton more research and instead of using a random online calculator ... 250 was too much for what I want to accomplish. I used 1g protein per lb of body weight .4 g fat per lb and then whatever I had remaining in calories for the day I divided by 4 and that's my carbs ... and I'm trying a mini cut . So over all I'm 135 protein 54 g fat and 177 carbs .... haha
    This seems way more attainable then what I was doing ..so sticking to this and see how I do in a month . I have to eat carbs that's like how I feel full and start my day with lots of carbs I wouldn't be able to do 106

    If I'm doing my math correctly, you weight 108 pounds and you're cutting on 1,850 calories per day? Something doesn't sound right.
  • bmcnulty1990
    bmcnulty1990 Posts: 17 Member
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    [/quote]

    If I'm doing my math correctly, you weight 108 pounds and you're cutting on 1,850 calories per day? Something doesn't sound right.[/quote]

    Maybe I'm all wrong in this? I was under the impression 1g protein per lb body weight and .4 g fat per lb body weight and after that users whatever calories it does the rest is carbs I did my caloric calculation online which said 2230 calories to maintain.. and I subracrws 500 calories to cut ?
    I posted a forum to try to see if I'm doing this write .. I'm 25 years old 135 lbs and I work out 6 times a week mostly weights and a little cardiovascular .
    All the online calculators were giving me different results on macros
  • bmcnulty1990
    bmcnulty1990 Posts: 17 Member
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    kwtilbury wrote: »
    250? Wow mine says i can only eat 106 :( carbs is something i struggle with

    I actually ended up doing a ton more research and instead of using a random online calculator ... 250 was too much for what I want to accomplish. I used 1g protein per lb of body weight .4 g fat per lb and then whatever I had remaining in calories for the day I divided by 4 and that's my carbs ... and I'm trying a mini cut . So over all I'm 135 protein 54 g fat and 177 carbs .... haha
    This seems way more attainable then what I was doing ..so sticking to this and see how I do in a month . I have to eat carbs that's like how I feel full and start my day with lots of carbs I wouldn't be able to do 106

    If I'm doing my math correctly, you weight 108 pounds and you're cutting on 1,850 calories per day? Something doesn't sound right.

    See above reply my quote didn't work
  • hurleycutie142
    hurleycutie142 Posts: 480 Member
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    Can someone help me iifym.com is giving me weird numbers... I am 180 5'5 and it have me 1500 calories 80 carbs and i think 90 fat... Does that sound right?
  • Fernando618G
    Fernando618G Posts: 380 Member
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    The golden rule, eat 1-1,5g of protein for your body weight or ideal body weight ultimately think of it as a weight point you want to be at like i aim for 250g pro 100g or carb n fat i consume alot more protein because carb and fat goes to my midsection and i work hard to control that lol. so you really have to play with those numbers sometimes to figure out what it is your trying to accomplish
  • Fernando618G
    Fernando618G Posts: 380 Member
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    Can someone help me iifym.com is giving me weird numbers... I am 180 5'5 and it have me 1500 calories 80 carbs and i think 90 fat... Does that sound right?

    yes because of your cal intake, you put in goal weight correct?

  • lynn_glenmont
    lynn_glenmont Posts: 9,961 Member
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    kwtilbury wrote: »
    250? Wow mine says i can only eat 106 :( carbs is something i struggle with

    I actually ended up doing a ton more research and instead of using a random online calculator ... 250 was too much for what I want to accomplish. I used 1g protein per lb of body weight .4 g fat per lb and then whatever I had remaining in calories for the day I divided by 4 and that's my carbs ... and I'm trying a mini cut . So over all I'm 135 protein 54 g fat and 177 carbs .... haha
    This seems way more attainable then what I was doing ..so sticking to this and see how I do in a month . I have to eat carbs that's like how I feel full and start my day with lots of carbs I wouldn't be able to do 106

    If I'm doing my math correctly, you weight 108 pounds and you're cutting on 1,850 calories per day? Something doesn't sound right.

    You're not doing your math correctly. She said she was doing 1 g protein per lb of body weight, and her goal is 135 g protein. So she weighs 135 lbs (1 X 135 = 135 -- I'm just doing that in my head, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

    And if we double check with her .4 g fat per pound, eating 54 g fat, we get the same results (54/.4 = 135)
  • hurleycutie142
    hurleycutie142 Posts: 480 Member
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    Whats the calculation for carbs?
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,049 Member
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    Whats the calculation for carbs?

    Pretty much whatever suits you. Get your protein and fat where you want it, and fill the rest with carbs.
    Some people do 5% carbs, others do 50%. I'm right in the middle of those two.