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  • What percentage of calories do you get from fat?

    I get about 50-65% each day and under 20% for carbohydrates(I currently hover around 13-17%). For weight loss how much should I be getting? I am currently 12 lbs away from my goal of 140 lbs(at 5'9 I hope I can make it by the end of november).

  • #2
    I'm 70% fat approx, 24% protein and a lowly 6% carbs most of the time. Protein should remain constant, cut the carbs and increase the fat if you want to play around with the weight loss sweet spot for you

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    • #3
      I'm 45-50% on average, with under 20% in carbs, and the rest protein (30-35%). I tend to need a bit more protein or I get the dizzies.

      I think it sounds like a nice height/weight depending upon bone structure and stuff. I'm 5ft7, 18-20% BF.

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      • #4
        No idea. I don't count anything.
        Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

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        • #5
          Agree

          Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
          No idea. I don't count anything.
          I so agree with you!

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          • #6
            60 percent or so
            well then

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
              60 percent or so
              Same for me.

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              • #8
                I've never used a tracking website, but I'm guessing around 40% carbohydrate, 20% protein, 40% fat.

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                • #9
                  I stay in the high 60s on fat.

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                  • #10
                    No idea. Probably quite low though, but I do not track.
                    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                    "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                    • #11
                      I'm neither low-fat/high-carb nor high-fat/low-carb. in general, I'm probably a little too high on protein compared to where I want to be, but probably something like 35P/40C/25F on workout days, and 35P/20C/45F on rest days

                      Originally posted by PureFunctionalFitness View Post
                      Protein should remain constant, cut the carbs and increase the fat if you want to play around with the weight loss sweet spot for you
                      Generally this is the formula - keep calories and protein constant, and vary the ratio of carbs to fat. If you're not losing, it may also be a calories issue, and you may have to decrease your overall intake as well.

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                      • #12
                        I don't track regularly, but when I do I fall naturally around 50-65% and sometimes if I try hard I can get it to around 80% but I never stay there very long. Two ways to get to 80%: eat fatty meats and add fat to everything or eat a lot of salad with fatty ingredients on top.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          60-65% is my sweet spot, with the rest protein and less than 5% carbs.

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                          • #14
                            On most days 60-70 percent fat, 15-20 percent protein and 5-10 percent carbs.

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                            • #15
                              Nowadays it's probably closer to 15-20%, maybe less. More out of necessity than taste. Months of dumbassed "n=1" I-don't-need-a-doctor-to-fix-my-problems experimentation has left my intestines in pretty rough shape, to the point where really the only thing I tolerate well now is starch, so I'm basically living off potatoes and lean protein. I hope to see a doctor and fix the problem soon so I can get to a more reasonable 30-40% fat range.

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