Hm...What composition of macronutrients should I eat on my way towards weight and fitness goals?

Asked on March 20, 2013
Created March 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Hey all,

I've been a long time lurker and this is my first post. Appreciate any help y'all can give.

I am currently doing Starting Strength coupled with 2-3 fairly intense soccer sessions per week. I've been doing Starting Strength for about 3 weeks and I would consider myself an off and on Paleo person (I have a split personality when it comes to diet). I realize that gaining strength while losing weight might be difficult and I'm hoping to get some advice.

I'm 24, 5'10", and 202lbs., I would estimate that I'm about 26% body +- 2%. My goal is to get to 175lbs ASAP. I'm a classic endomorph though people are usually SHOCKED when they hear my weight, I might have dense muscle/bone or just carry my fat in a lucky way.

As far as goals, I'd like to balance weight loss and energy I can be VERY disciplined if need be but something like Lyle McDonald PSMF would not allow me to maintain my current activity levels. I have a pretty slow metabolism and I eat about 2000 calories or less for maintenance.I think 1500 calories per day is ideal for my goals, right?

How many carbs I should be eating and what percentage should be right after a workout. Currently for carbs I only eat sweet potatoes and 1-2 grapefruits a day (before a meal), plus whatever might creep in from a handful of nuts/raisins and protein shakes, vegetables, etc. Should I continue doing so?

I'm basically inquiring as to an ideal baseline diet for my situation with what I should tweak (add/subtract) if I need more energy as well as timing food intake, again, to MAXIMIZE these goals...


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