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    Fat/Protein ratio?

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    What do you think is the optimum fat/protein ratio? High protein/high fat, equal parts protein and fat, or moderate protein/high fat?

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    Eating more protein than you need for muscle growth and repair has downsides. The advice Mark gives in the book (you'll have to read it for the detail) is to eat enough protein for muscle growth and repair and eat your target intake of carbs. The rest of your target calorie intake should be met from fat. So its not about ratios, though once you've worked it out for your needs, its easy to think in terms of ratios
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    I'm curious of this as well, Id guess Fat-40%, Prot-40%, Carb-20%.

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    It's covered in the book, and in blog posts.

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    Fats to Protein Ratio

    Protein/fats/ carb ratio for me is 20/40/20. I've bumped up the carbs with sweet potatoes (added starch) because I'm learning that increases my lifting strength. I've reduced the protein amount to not gain weight. I am not losing BF though. Have reduced the calorie intake too by a little.

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    20/40/20? Really?

    What's the missing 20%?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Protein/fats/ carb ratio for me is 20/40/20. I've bumped up the carbs with sweet potatoes (added starch) because I'm learning that increases my lifting strength. I've reduced the protein amount to not gain weight. I am not losing BF though. Have reduced the calorie intake too by a little.
    I feel like there is a 20 missing here.

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    Got your attention. LOL
    F/P/C ratio is ~40/40/20

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    F/P/C Ratio

    The optimum ratio is what your own body does best with. As we've learned the fatrotein:carb ratio varies from person to person. This will change over time. For instance someone 20 years younger can get away with eating more carbs than I and stay lean. I struggle with low carb intake to lose BF. Low carbs will not reduce BF for me. Yet increasing the carb amount gives me more strength. So, do I want to have more strength and energy by eating more carbs or do I try to lose BF and give up gained strength? That's my challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
    It's covered in the book, and in blog posts.
    Which blog posts, please?

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