Setting Your Calorie and Macro Targets

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  • auddii
    auddii Posts: 15,357 Member
    Was there a reason this was unstickied? I refer people to it all the time, and now it's getting buried in the list.

    Yes. We have too many stickes so we've consolidated them to the "important posts" thread which is basically the master sticky.

    Ooh gotcha. I'll start referring people to that thread also.
  • AmberB519
    AmberB519 Posts: 336 Member
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  • loizlane
    loizlane Posts: 64 Member
    This is very helpful information- thanks for posting! :smile:
  • micheleld73
    micheleld73 Posts: 920 Member
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  • kar328
    kar328 Posts: 4,081 Member
    Just joined this group and wanted to say thanks for this thread. Learned lots.
  • sittinginthesun
    sittinginthesun Posts: 16 Member
    bump. thanks for the info - you rock!
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    Lazygal53 Posts: 294 Member
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  • Tlove1111
    Tlove1111 Posts: 69 Member
    Good stuff! Thanks!
  • Doberdawn
    Doberdawn Posts: 732 Member
    0.35g of fat per lb of total body weight as a minimum target

    Is it intention or error that you use lean body mass to calculate protein & total body weight for fat?
    If I take .35g per total, then I would eat over 70 g of fat a day & that's almost 50% of my total daily calories.

    Is that really right?
  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,079 Member
    0.35g of fat per lb of total body weight as a minimum target

    Is it intention or error that you use lean body mass to calculate protein & total body weight for fat?
    If I take .35g per total, then I would eat over 70 g of fat a day & that's almost 50% of my total daily calories.

    Is that really right?

    That is correct, with the caveat stated in the OP that is assumes you do not have a significantly high body fat. If it is nearly 50% of your intake, I would look at whether your intake is set correctly.
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  • _SABOTEUR_
    _SABOTEUR_ Posts: 6,833 Member
    Bump. Maybe you guys should pin this one?

    And I don't mean the pic of Sara in her 'swimming costume' :wink:
  • VeinsAndBones
    VeinsAndBones Posts: 550 Member
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  • loril13
    loril13 Posts: 320 Member
    This is great info. It answers a lot of questions. Will read more in depth after work. Thank you.