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2005/08/27 14:50:28 (permalink)
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proper carb/protein/fat ratio

I keep on hearing different things about what the ratio is among these 3. I was led to believe that it should be a 50% carb, 35% carb, and 15% fat ratio, and I more or less follow this method, but others say it should be 40/40/20, or something even different. Anyon have the right answer?
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RE: proper carb/protein/fat ratio 2005/08/27 15:01:34 (permalink)
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sorry, i meant 35% protein
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RE: proper carb/protein/fat ratio 2005/08/27 16:26:52 (permalink)
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It only depends if you are cutting or bulking...or even tryig to stay fit.
Bulking would need more carbs.
Cutting would mean less carbs ans less fat...more protein for not losing LBM.

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RE: proper carb/protein/fat ratio 2005/08/27 17:05:47 (permalink)
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The starting point for an effective fat-burning and muscle-building diet, often called a
"baseline diet" is 50-55% carbs, 30% protein, and 15-20% fat. ------BFFM  Tom Venuto
 
 
Your diet needs to be adjusted for YOU. Tweek your diet a little at a time until you find the ratio that works best for YOU. We are all different.

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RE: proper carb/protein/fat ratio 2005/08/27 20:37:55 (permalink)
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If you follow the principles in macrobolic nutrition, which I believe to be the best book ever on bodybuilding nutrition, you would want to be shooting for 45/35/20.  Carbs/protein/fat.  For more info on the book go to www.getmhp.com or go to g.n.c.
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RE: proper carb/protein/fat ratio 2005/08/27 21:18:23 (permalink)
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LOL. I been in cutting mode so long I'm finding it hard to increase carbs and decrease protein. I been around F/C/P 20/30/50 for the past 4 months

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RE: proper carb/protein/fat ratio 2005/08/29 05:38:24 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: Goldenfrog

The starting point for an effective fat-burning and muscle-building diet, often called a
"baseline diet" is 50-55% carbs, 30% protein, and 15-20% fat. ------BFFM  Tom Venuto
 
 
Your diet needs to be adjusted for YOU. Tweek your diet a little at a time until you find the ratio that works best for YOU. We are all different.



Of course we are but not everybody knows how to adjust his diet. Many newbies (like me for example :) ) start by reading a bunch of stuff , mix the information and even if they understand the main concepts, they will apply them in the wrong way.
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