So I have a question regarding mixing macros at a meal.
Can you mix protein carbs and fats in a meal? Will it hinder fat loss or actually promote fat gain? I am going to start doing am IF approach to eating(it seems logical to do because I cannot seem to find time to eat 3 squares a day). Would it be okay to eat protein+fat+carbs at a meal? I did this today. My post workout meal was around 1345 calories.
104 grams of fat(organic butter, avocado, coconut oil), 59 grams of carbs(carbs came from carrots,sweet potato,spinach), 54 grams of protein(ground beef 90% lean)
I am not looking to loose any weight as I am 6'1 and weigh 160-165ish pounds. I just recently started the paleo lifestyle yesterday. I enjoy it, I feel much more energized already I just want to make sure that this wont encourage fat gain.
Oh and here is my macro intake for the day if this helps:
159g of fat (coconut oil, avocado, organic butter, olive oil), 112g of carbs(apple, nectarine, spinach, carrots, bell peppers), 144g of protein(ground beef, salmon, whey protein), daily calorie intake ~2,365
Is that a sufficient amount of protein? I am not looking to gain a whole lot of mass so I am just going to stick to around 130-165g of protein a day. I workout about 5 times a week. 3 of them being strength training days(rotate with body weight training and weight training). My goal is just to maintain a lean body while improving my workouts.
asked bySam_13 (68)
Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!
on September 05, 2012
at 01:02 AM
Can you mix protein carbs and fats in a meal -- Absolutely. Heck, the advocado has all three (although 75% of the carbs are fiber).
Typically I see people suggest that you need 1 -1.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass so 144g protein would be about right assuming you are 10% BF.