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Old 07-09-2010, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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I try to keep my protein in the 30% range (your example puts you at about 33%), I limit my simple carbs (white bread, white rice, sugar...) and I don't worry about my fat percentage because I know all my fat is from foods like eggs, nuts, olive oil and the lean meat I eat.

The reasoning is that is easier for your body to convert carbs into fat stores than it is to turn fat into fat stores. I have read an analogy that fat is the racing fuel of foods. If you want to go lower than 10-12% body fat then you may have to further restrict fat while compensating with protein to make up the calories. Fat has another benefit when resticting calories, fat has been shown to satiate hunger.

I don't know what your metabolic calorie rate is or how many calories you burn from exercise but I would suggest you aim for a 500-700 calorie deficit per day to help you maintain as much muscle mass as possible.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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