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  • Pass the fat and carbs please..

    Anyone big on eating mostly carbs and fat, and little protein?

    I really don't care for protein much. My ancestors (Peruvian) ate a ton of fish on the coast, but I really don't like fish much, except for the 5 pounds of red snapper I've been eating a week as my main protein source.
    Second is top sirloin.

    I like lamb sirloin and goat sirloin but I have to be in the mood for the taste.

    I try to get in 130 grams of protein. I weight 118 lbs and doing StrongLifts 5x5. There are days where I just don't want to eat protein. I just want fat and carbs, (fruits, tubers, good fats, and raw dairy) and a small piece of meat.

    I'm worried I'm going to get tired of snapper soon lol.

    Maybe this calls for an experiment of low protein and high fat and carbs? Would love to hear people's opinions on this on protein intake, macro preferences, and who doesn't care much for protein?
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Ally415 View Post
    Anyone big on eating mostly carbs and fat, and little protein?
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    Yeah that's basically how I have been eating for the most part lately. I probably eat around 45% carbs and 40% fat which probably gives me around 60 -70g protein daily (all estimates) and I'm feeling great. I've also noticed an increase in libido. I think protein recommendations tend to be a lot higher than needed for a lot of people and there's defintely benefits from keeping it in check.. I think if you're eating enough food you're eating enough protein unless you're on an extreme diet that is 100% fruit or something.
    Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 12-14-2012, 12:58 AM.

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    • #3
      You mention the stronglifts, but not how often you are doing them. Obviously the more often you do them, the more you need. Beyond that though... At your size you could probably get away with 80 grams on a non-lifting day and maybe 100 on a lifting day. Remember, 1 gram per pound of LEAN bodyweight, and nobody has 0% body fat.
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      • #4
        I usually get 80% or more of my calories from carbs personally. I feel a lot better with moderate protein most days(50-80g), but sometimes I'll up my protein intake. I'm also pretty low fat.
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        • #5
          I'm the same as you, derpa. Mostly starchy vegetables and not much meat right now, but I have my phases.
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          • #6
            In my experience, carbs + fat = weight gain, but that might just be me and my screwy metabolism.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
              In my experience, carbs + fat = weight gain, but that might just be me and my screwy metabolism.
              Oh, I agree, but it's kind of hard to get fat on carbs when the nutritional vehicle is an asston of vegetables.
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              • #8
                Good point. When I think of carbs, I think "FRUUUUUIIIIT!"
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                • #9
                  I think we looked at some research in another thread that tended to show that less protein was fine if you were eating enough to sustain or increase mass (caloric surplus). The studies that showed increase protein necessary to retaining lean mass were primarily in those trying to lose weight (caloric deficit). So if your not trying to lose weight it may be fine to loosen the requirements a bit. I eat 1-2lbs of flesh/day, but it varies. I'm a 160lb male and I'd say I eat 90-150g protein. I know big gap, but I'm not very consistent with meal frequencies or timing or even volume. I do keep the proportion of fat/protein about 2/1 though by calories (works out to be about 1/1 in grams).
                  Last edited by Neckhammer; 12-14-2012, 06:07 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                    In my experience, carbs + fat = weight gain, but that might just be me and my screwy metabolism.
                    Especially when the carbs are wheat flour, chocolate chips, and corn starch and the fat is crisco...Toll House Cookies anyone?

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                    • #11
                      I just eat what I like within the Primal guidelines and don't worry too much about the macros anymore. When I do plug into a tracker just to check (I keep a hand written food journal), it turns out that I average about 85-115 gms of protein per day and am consistently under 75 grams of carbs per day. The rest, of course is fat. As a note, since the weather cooled, I've been eating white potatoes more often (just not all that fond of sweet potato), but not ever more than 12 oz, and more like 8-10 oz when I do. So my potato days are the ones where I even approach 75 gms of carb.

                      I should prob'ly be eating a tonass of veggies, but I pretty much have to make myself do it because it doesn't come naturally.
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