Hey based on my eating habits I have no trouble with carbs, as they naturally fall within the 80-110 range most of the time.time. But the issue is: my protein levels often shoot up past 150g from eating eggs, tuna, sardines,chicken, or ground beef. As they are foods I like. on a 2150 calorie diet with fat averaging 100-120B.C. Is this way too much protein? I eat avocados all the time and try to add days such as butter to my meals when I can. But excessive adding of fat often makes me feel unwell.
Any tips, warnings or ideas?
asked byfromthericefields (609)
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on August 17, 2012
at 04:47 AM
If I say you're eating too much you'll eat less [protein] and feel better or worse. If worse you'll go back to what you were doing to feel good, and if better then you stay better.
Reverse is true for if I say you're eating too little. Hope you get the big picture: Do what works for you, no one here can possibly know what you'll respond better to.
on August 17, 2012
at 05:36 AM
I'm just starting a clean bulking phase right now, and my macros are 40g carbs, 130g fat, and 210g protein on 2200 calories a day. You definitely don't need to worry about 150g. Here are my two suggestions:
1) Make sure you're lifting heavy, which I assume you're doing since you want to add muscle. It'll make you anabolic, and help you get the most out of your protein.
2) Drink plenty of water. The amino acids in protein get processed to a great degree in the liver. This produces by-products like glucose, ketones, CK, and a few other things. This isn't a problem if you're healthy and exercising, but if you're not drinking enough water you'll get clogged up kidneys. Trust me, you don't want a kidney stone.
Just remember when you're calculating your macros- 1g fat = 9 calories, 1g carbs = 4 calories, and 1g protein = 4 calories.