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Old 03-25-2010, 09:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
ShepUK
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Originally Posted by DJBlankenship View Post
I read some where on here it was 50% protein and 30% carbs. If it is the other way around, then I'm doing ok with it. Btw, how many grams of protein should I be getting a day? I'm 5'10" and 220 and trying to lose 40 more lbs. I'v been tying to keep the calories between 1800 and 2000.

Thanks to all that has helped.
Hi DJBlankenship

A good rule of thumb is 1gram of protein per pound of lean body mass. So a 180lb person would be aiming for 180 grams of protein. This amount could be lower if you are on a low calorie diet. I would stick to PCF ratios of 40,40,20. 40% protein, 40% carbs, 20% healthy fats.

As for what protein. I would recommend SPAM . The website is UK based but im certain you can purchase it where ever you are. I go for the Choc Mint which tastes exactly the same as Aero chocolate bars. I couldn't believe it when i first tried it

Ways of getting more protein in your diet:
Eggs
Lean meats (chicken, turkey, beef)
Fish (also contain healthy fats and oils)
Dairy (milk, cheese yogurts)
Whey

Hope this helps

Shep

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