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    Daily fat intake

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    Hey everyone, I need a little help I have been following PB for a little over a month now and have leaned out while maintaining muscle but I want to lean out a little more, I ran my daily intake through fitday.com and discovered that at my current food levels I am eating approximately 180 grams of fat, 125 grams of protein and 130 grams of carbohydrate. I am eating 95% PB foods and my carb intake varies daily from under 100 to 150 but never more than 150. I am 5'11" and 178 lbs. So i guess my main question is, is 180 grams of fat too high of an intake? What is ideal along PB lines for a 30 year old male? Also any critiques of my numbers would be appreciated. LMK what you think or what you would advise...

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    180g is not enough. 150g of carbs is probably going to be too much if you want to see weight loss.

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    Your fat intake is fine. I would go higher on protein though. Carbs are pretty high if you are looking to lose bodyfat. I always wonder what people are eating to rise above 100g of carbs. That would take 3-4 pieces of fruit, which is unnecessary unless you are a cardio junkie. Eat more vegetables.

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    Way too many carbs to lose weight. Drop it to below 50g a day and make up the calories with fat.
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    Your protein is too low.

    Are you weight training?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezH View Post
    Your fat intake is fine. I would go higher on protein though. Carbs are pretty high if you are looking to lose bodyfat. I always wonder what people are eating to rise above 100g of carbs. That would take 3-4 pieces of fruit, which is unnecessary unless you are a cardio junkie. Eat more vegetables.
    According to FitDay.com (which I just discovered) my vegetable/seed intake alone puts me at around 55g of carbs a day. If I add one banana and a cup of blueberries it puts me 100-ish grams of carb a day.

    OP: drop some carbs and add fat and protein. I know everyone is different, but I'd try that and see what happens. I'm smaller than you and I'm getting about 210g of both fat and protein a day.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. They are all greatly appreciated. I am not too concerned about losing weight quickly, right now about 1 lb a week is what I am averaging. I am pretty athletic and yes I do lift heavy about 3 times a week, run 2 miles and do sprint ladders 2 times a week. I keep my carb intake pretty high due to the fact I work in a busy physical therapy office where i never sit for lunch or snack so i find it difficult to get in necessary carbs due to the fact i have to eat while moving so fruit is my best option to keep fueled during the day. I was more wondering if my fat/protein intake was adequate or too high? I know I could up my protein but how much fat is too much??

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