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Counting your macros

Prez_xoPrez_xo Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
I’ve just started counting my macros whilst also maintaining a calorie deficit. I’m trying to build muscle and also lose some body fat. Should I be consuming less calories than what my body needs? Is my macro split sufficient (50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat)?

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  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,203Member Member Posts: 8,203Member Member
    It sounds like you want to recomp.. so maintain your weight and build muscle and lose fat over time. This thread should help:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10177803/recomposition-maintaining-weight-while-losing-fat/p1

    What are your stats? Alternatively if you aren't close to the low end weight and want to lean out a bit more and maintain the muscle you have, you can run a small deficit... make sure you get adequate protein 0.8-1g per lb goalweight/lean body mass (minimum) and follow a progressive lifting program.

    Without knowing your calorie goals or stats it is hard to say if that macro split is good.
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