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Macro help

richie_g20richie_g20 Posts: 14Member, Premium Member Posts: 14Member, Premium Member
Can anyone help me with my macro break down? I am 5’11” 253lbs. Goal of 225lbs. Work out 3 days a week. Eating 3 meals a day and 2 snacks (mid morning & mid afternoon). I am looking online for help but it is all over the board. My goal is to lose weight while building muscle.


  • Nony_MouseNony_Mouse Posts: 5,145Member Member Posts: 5,145Member Member
    Many consider the MFP defaults an okay starting point. The protein is a tad low IMHO, higher protein whilst at a deficit will help preserve existing muscle mass.

    General guidelines:
    Protein 0.6g-0.8g of ideal body weight, or 1g per lb of LBM (lean body mass)
    Fats: 0.35-0.45g per lb ideal weight
    (treat both as minimums)
    Let carbs fall where they may
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