Hey guys, I've tried to look up some other threads and I still couldn't find an answer to my question. When you're eating towards your protein intake for lean body mass do you count the protein from fat and vegetables? For example, my lean body mass is 140 so I'm trying to eat around 100 grams of protein a day. I've been eating 100 grams from eggs/lean meat/fish, but I haven't been including the protein from nuts, vegetables, almond butter, etc. in this. How do you guys do it? I would think you would want your macro protein content to come from full protein sources
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on March 01, 2013
at 04:35 PM
How do you guys do it?
Some people here count their calories and macros religiously. Other people here think those people are batshit-crazy. After using a down-to-the-calorie type counter for about 5 years, I stopped using it about two years ago, and everything became easier.
I will say that it taught me a few things, however. So why don't you try to record your food both ways on two separate days to give yourself an idea of what real food looks like when boiled down to calories and macros. Then stop counting, and go back to eating intuitively.