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  • IFing Fitness, Paleo... do I really need to watch my macros?

    Basically wondering if I'm IFing, making sure my calories are high (to gain weight- looking to gain weight in muscle specifically), making sure I'm getting adequate protein, and moving every day- do I really need to watch my macros to see results?

    The macros I'm supposed to be on for IF are a bit weird, for me. I always it or go over my protein (which is fine, I'm not complaining about that), but in terms of fat (can also easily hit it, but I go over usually... problem?), and carbs (I can't eat enough of them- I get WAY too full..)... what do I do? Does it make a huge difference? I remember reading somewhere about how IF macros are a bit different on Paleo- as in, carbs are usually slightly lower because of no grains. I'm not about to stuff my face with 5 sweet potatoes in order to get my carbs, so my question is whether the macros make a difference, and whether it is indeed different on Paleo.

    I know I rambled a bit. Thank you in advance.
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  • #2
    No point really in IFing if you are trying to gain weight/ muscle. Just lift heavy twice a week and eat as many carbs as you are able.
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    • #3
      To clarify- I'm following LeanGains IF system, those were the macros I was referring too. Should have added it before.
      ‎"I've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true " - Roald Dahl

      “Keep making things and treating people well.”- Jason Gregory

      "Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough."- Arthur Freed


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      24 year old female
      Current: Always between 115 and 119.
      Goal: Get ripped.
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      • #4
        If you also need to gain body fat, then why are you following LeanGains protocol? Not necessary, IMO.
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        • #5
          To gain muscle- weighs more than body fat, though I'm interested in gaining both.
          ‎"I've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true " - Roald Dahl

          “Keep making things and treating people well.”- Jason Gregory

          "Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough."- Arthur Freed


          5'6"
          24 year old female
          Current: Always between 115 and 119.
          Goal: Get ripped.
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          • #6
            Leangains is mostly for people who want to lose fat while gaining muscle. That's Martin Berkhan's specialty.

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            • #7
              I agree with other posters. No need for a restricted eating window. You should feel free to space your meals over three meals throughout the day.

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              • #8
                Usually skip breakfast, that's about it. I take in about between 2500and 3500 calories a day. I'm ignoring some of the LeanGains info- like calories.
                ‎"I've heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true " - Roald Dahl

                “Keep making things and treating people well.”- Jason Gregory

                "Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough."- Arthur Freed


                5'6"
                24 year old female
                Current: Always between 115 and 119.
                Goal: Get ripped.
                My Journal

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