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Calorie counting/macros/my fitness pal
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Justusfornow · 10/06/2018 09:59

So I've been exercising for a few years now pretty steady (can't say the same for my diet) and I'm officially at the stage of "can't out train a bad diet" . So I decided to mix it up and changed to a different PT - twice a week and then gym classes twice a week and one walk. He has put me on 1600 calories daily - with a little lot google research I found out to tone/have muscles I need to eat 1gram
Of protein per pound I weigh which is 40% of my daily calories,according to my body shape I should then eat 40% carbs and 30% fats - just wondering has anyone any experience of this ? Know if this sounds right? Had any success? ?

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NC4Now · 10/06/2018 10:01

Yeah, that’s what my PT reckons for ratios.

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Justusfornow · 10/06/2018 10:36

That's NC4now how's it going for you? Fitness pals preset goals are different so I'm currently spending the morning writing out foods nutrional content so I can meal plan!

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NC4Now · 10/06/2018 11:15

I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit lately tbh but when I was on it it worked a treat.
I need to get my arse into gear!

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Justusfornow · 10/06/2018 16:14

Aw so easy done ! I've spent all morning planning food then ate chicken curry with garlic bread rice. Going to go get the groceries now and commence from tomorrow

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MelanieCheeks · 10/06/2018 16:16

You can change the ratios on MFP if you go into custom settings.

What daily grams of protein are you aiming for and I'll give you some ideas?

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Justusfornow · 11/06/2018 19:24

Thanks melaniecheeks - I changed them and all - 160g protein ATM! Any ideas welcome

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MelanieCheeks · 11/06/2018 22:15

Breakfast-eggs or cottage cheese. One whole egg plus an egg white, scrambled, add on some ham or bacon.

Snack on cheese, nuts, boiled egg, or crab sticks or prawns.

Lunch-chicken or tuna salad

Snack humous or other bean dip with crudités. Seek out those chickpea based crackers.

Dinner steak or salmon with veg in a cheese sauce. Greek yoghurt.

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Peacefulbanana · 13/06/2018 07:42

sounds right just make sure the carbs come from pulses/Brown rice/sweet potato etc and not bread,pasta or white rice as they have a totally different effect.

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