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Old 05-24-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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I was wondering what takes precedence over one another. Recently I've monitoring my intake for both. Ive been hitting my target protein intake which is around 300-350g/day, but I noticed my calories on some days are only 3000-3500. Should i be upping my cals? Used to hit around 4000+ but due to new schedule it hasn't been the same.
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I think it's good that your hitting the protein mark. But what are your goals ? By looking at what you have there I'm guessing your trying to put on lean weight.

How much do you weigh now ?
Where are you getting your protein from ?

Looking at this, there isin't much carbs, so you could always increase them. Maybe 600g-700g (2400-2800 cals)
Then you have to look at how much fat your taking in.
1g fat = 8 cals

Some more detail would help.

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I think it's good that your hitting the protein mark. But what are your goals ? By looking at what you have there I'm guessing your trying to put on lean weight.

How much do you weigh now ?
Where are you getting your protein from ?

Looking at this, there isin't much carbs, so you could always increase them. Maybe 600g-700g (2400-2800 cals)
Then you have to look at how much fat your taking in.
1g fat = 8 cals

Some more detail would help.
My goal has always been to bulk and has been for the past couple of years. Ive went from 150 to 210 during that time, but in reality id like to create a leaner me.

Protein intake:
Meal 1: 4 eggs w/cheese+1 bagel- 45g
Meal 2: 2 lean pockets- 30g
Preworkout: 2 scoops Whey+1 bagel- 60g
Postworkout: 2 scoops Whey+1 bagel-60g
Meal 5: Pasta+ 1 chicken breast- 50g
Meal 6- 2 chicken breasts- 60g
Meal 7- 1 scoop Whey- 25g

Basically that sums it up..ill substitute some meats with others for variety.

Fat intake is anywhere from 80-130g and carbs are around 350-450g
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You should try and take in more carbs and more protein, but from real food.

Meal 6 -2 chicken breasts = 60g of protein, but Meal 5 only 1 you have 50g....I know that the chicken breasts I eat only have 23g of protein in them.

Your numbers are a little out, and that might be a reason your not putting on weight...Try to get it so you know exactly what your count is.

Only suggestions man, not trying to bash you or anything.
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You should try and take in more carbs and more protein, but from real food.

Meal 6 -2 chicken breasts = 60g of protein, but Meal 5 only 1 you have 50g....I know that the chicken breasts I eat only have 23g of protein in them.

Your numbers are a little out, and that might be a reason your not putting on weight...Try to get it so you know exactly what your count is.

Only suggestions man, not trying to bash you or anything.
Heh its all good...Should have mentioned the chicken breasts i eat are about 29g each and meal 5 i was counting that plus what else is for dinner :P Ive been cautious about too many carbs because im trying to slim up some. Maybe its too much fat who knows.

Appreciate the advice!
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I thought 1g fat= 9 calories...
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Watch your progress, this is the only way to measure if something is truly working for you.

Also yes 1g fat = 9 cal's.
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