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"Low" Carb vs. High Protein! Help!

yelliezx Posts: 632 Member
I am getting extremely confused as to what to eat when I'm trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I'm 5'9ft, 177lbs and keep reading that MFP default carbs "goal" are way too high. It says I'm fine if I eat 198 grams of carbs per day but I've researched a little online and found that I should probably be eating about half of that. Is this true? My other issue is that I go over on protein every day, I know this isn't necessarily a bad thing to go over but I find that I am going over by quite a lot and I'm finding it difficult to consume enough calories. What do you eat to stick within these boundaries? How many grams of carbs/protein should I be eating?