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The macronutrient distribution I consumed to lose 2.4 lbs and gain muscle while losing fat


Monday, January 14, 2013

This is a reply to a comment regarding losing weight, but gaining fat.

I read that the percentages of fat, protein, and carbs influences muscle gain and fat loss. One week I gained muscle and lost fat by eating the following distribution:

Day..... Carb............... Fat .............................. Pro
1........... 67.9 7%............... 15.22 %............... 16.82 %
2........... 61.86 %............... 17 %............... 21.12 %
3. .......... 49.3 %............... 26.7 %.............. 24 %
4........... 43.9 %............... 36.3 %............... 19.8 %
5 .......... 45.1 %............... 36.2 %............... 18.7 %
6. .......... 40.96%.............. 33.2 % ............... 25.7 %
7........... 50 %............... 26.5 % ............... 23.5 %

My exercise was:

Day Cardio Minutes................ST minutes
1. 10............................
............ 0
2. 60............................
............ 0
3. 60............................
............ 2
4. 61............................
........... 16
5. 120...........................
........... 0
6. 89 ..............................
......... 8
7. 43............................
............ 7

As you can see, I was cycling carbs and not working out the same intensity each day. That is supposed to keep the body guessing, and it worked for me.

Day.... Carbs (grams)
1........351
2........253
3........203
4........162
5........174
6........154
7........205
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QUERIDAANA 1/15/2013 6:00AM

    The carb, protein, and fat percentages I took from the sparkpeople daily report which we can run after tracking our day´s worth of food intake.

There is a formula that I read about in a sports nutrition book that recommends 40% fat, 25% carbs, and 35% protein. As you can see, my percentages were different (more carbs, less fat, and less protein).

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CINDYWAGNER1 1/14/2013 8:38PM

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NEWKATHYNOW 1/14/2013 8:26PM

    emoticon This is really interesting! How did you get such specific percentages? I've talked to people about carb cycling and there seems to be a lot of logic in it. Thanks for sharing!

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MSEMBERSTORM 1/14/2013 6:56PM

    Very cool.

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LISAMG1220 1/14/2013 1:48PM

    That is interesting! We were just talking about this in my weight loss class a few weeks ago. My class leader follows a similar thing.

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PJBONARRIGO 1/14/2013 11:58AM

    Wow, this was an interesting post. Where did you get this info? I'm always interested in losing fat, but gaining muscle (hopefully). emoticon

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