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Is this much protein ok?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM

After redoing my food schedule and trying to force myself to add more fat, I came up with 2715 calories, 255g protein, 39g carbs, and 172g fat (57 / 5 / 38). I tried to figure out how to add more fat but right now nothing's coming to mind and I'm drawing a blank.

What I have so far is: 3 egg omelette with mushroom, green peppers, onion, bacon, and brocolli with butter. Whey protein shake 10z chicken breast with spinach and butter 12oz 90/10 ground beef Sardines in Olive Oil Shredded coconut butter balls (I saw it in another thread on here).

So I have pretty much half a stick of butter a day, and I'm avoiding nuts to keep my carbs down. But would there be another way to add more fat to this diet?

Edit: For everyone wondering, I'm 202lbs, 5'11, male, and looking to lose weight which is why the carbs are so low. I did P90X and Insanity, but switched to paleo after instead of using their diet.

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on September 11, 2011
at 08:51 AM

I lost weight while doing 200-250g CHO on workout days. But this was after about 8 months of paleo, and I was doing LC during that time. I think starches will not prevent you from losing weight, but I think at least in my case I had to "fix" my insulin sensitivity (paleo/if/carb cycling) in order for starches to work beneficially. If you're just starting up weight loss and/or paleo, going lower carb in the beginning might help you get started. My suggestion: monitor your sleep. I had to start adding carbs as soon as I started having sleep issues (think cortisol issues).

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on September 11, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I don't. .......

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 11, 2011
at 01:11 AM

250g carbs does seem way high. Not saying its impossible to lose weight with it, I personally just couldn't get there AND eat all the vegetables and meat I normally do. Guess I just don't like tubers THAT much, and could care less for rice.

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on September 10, 2011
at 08:45 PM

I have no problem with the above (I assume this refers to a single day) but what are your results thus far?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on September 10, 2011
at 08:29 PM

You could lose weight with 250g carbs, its all about total cals tbh. Plain tubers are extremely satiating.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on September 10, 2011
at 07:54 PM

250 g carbs?! Please tell me that's a typo. He's trying to lose weight.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on September 10, 2011
at 06:41 PM

Robb Wolf's advice is 1g per pound of body weight, so 202g of protein is what you would be shooting for (if you want to follow his advice...). It always seems like a lot of food! I don't know how you got to 252g with the food you listed, unless you are doing 75-100g of whey powder, which I would recommend you cut back on, if that's the case. Otherwise, I suspect your math might be off. 250g daily seems a bit high, but YMMV.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 10, 2011
at 06:04 PM

That's a lot of cals if you're not looking to gain weight. 2500 would prolly get you leaning out more. Go 175 g protein, 250 g carbs and the rest fat. Equalling around 2500. You'll have energy but still lose some weight. If that interests you.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Not too much necessarily. Trying to lose? That's a lot of cals for 5'11 if you're trying to lose.

3a4aa1abbbd85326bbf5b2e473cf3cfb

on September 10, 2011
at 05:46 PM

5'11, 202, Endomorph (I'm assuming this is what you mean by body composition). I did P90X and insanity before so I have some muscle built up but not that much.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on September 10, 2011
at 04:57 PM

Folks are going to need to know your goals in order to provide helpful insight.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on September 10, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Up your carbs. or are you avoiding them for weight loss?

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on September 10, 2011
at 06:41 PM

I agree with the others that 2700 calories is quite a bit for someone trying to lose weight. At 202# with 250+ grams of protein, I would actually suggest cutting the protein back (starting with the shake) to 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Some will say to cut it back to one gram per pound of lean bodyweight. If you find yourself hungry, up the fat content some. You seem to be getting plenty (IMO). If keeping the carbs low works for you, give it a shot. No one person is the same as another. Lastly, you didn't ask, but P90x and Insanity are a good start to increasing muscle mass, but you might consider a lifting program, which will help you build lean muscle instead of just decreasing weight.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on September 11, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I don't. .......

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39ccdc07ecb843b6399e0df9c1a6aa1a

on September 10, 2011
at 08:18 PM

Second, what everyone else has pretty much said. I used to use Whey when I was trying to gain weight as I heard it effects your insulin similarly to eating high GI carbs. Try more fats such as beef tallow, coconut oil, avocado, and even olive oil. If you need a carb post workout try a little bit of potato. A little potato goes a long way in maintaing/building muscle.

If you are upping your fat intake you'll be fuller and not need as many calories to fill you throughout the day and I think you will see yourself leaning out.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Personally I would say no and what's the deal with the protein shake??

If you don't need to lose weight I would up the carbs significantly as adding more butter will basically give you empty calories. If you need to lose weight decrease the meat and use more butter, avocado, ruminant fat etc.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 11, 2011
at 12:51 AM

Read "I'm trying to find a place for more fat....." well then change out the chicken BREAST for a fattier cut and why go so lean with 90/10? Get some 75/25 or something....and the protein shake seems kinda silly if you think your getting above your need.

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60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

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on September 10, 2011
at 04:51 PM

Height/weight/body composition? These levels seem pretty good for someone who is pretty active/on the more muscular side...

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on September 10, 2011
at 07:54 PM

250 g carbs?! Please tell me that's a typo. He's trying to lose weight.

3a4aa1abbbd85326bbf5b2e473cf3cfb

on September 10, 2011
at 05:46 PM

5'11, 202, Endomorph (I'm assuming this is what you mean by body composition). I did P90X and insanity before so I have some muscle built up but not that much.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on September 10, 2011
at 06:04 PM

That's a lot of cals if you're not looking to gain weight. 2500 would prolly get you leaning out more. Go 175 g protein, 250 g carbs and the rest fat. Equalling around 2500. You'll have energy but still lose some weight. If that interests you.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on September 10, 2011
at 08:29 PM

You could lose weight with 250g carbs, its all about total cals tbh. Plain tubers are extremely satiating.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 11, 2011
at 01:11 AM

250g carbs does seem way high. Not saying its impossible to lose weight with it, I personally just couldn't get there AND eat all the vegetables and meat I normally do. Guess I just don't like tubers THAT much, and could care less for rice.

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on September 11, 2011
at 08:51 AM

I lost weight while doing 200-250g CHO on workout days. But this was after about 8 months of paleo, and I was doing LC during that time. I think starches will not prevent you from losing weight, but I think at least in my case I had to "fix" my insulin sensitivity (paleo/if/carb cycling) in order for starches to work beneficially. If you're just starting up weight loss and/or paleo, going lower carb in the beginning might help you get started. My suggestion: monitor your sleep. I had to start adding carbs as soon as I started having sleep issues (think cortisol issues).

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