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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by herunder88, Apr 28, 2012.

    1. herunder88

      herunder88 Well-Known Member

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      so im going on a cut, after bulking for a long time.

      i'm aiming for a 400-500 calorie deficit, and i was wondering if these macros are correct

      180lb 6'1, 22 year old, dont know my body fat %, but im definitely not super lean or extremely overweight:


      180g Protein
      351g Carb
      75g Fat

      i tend to favor foods that have higher fat contents, is it possible to reduce carb intake and increase fat intake in its place?

      thanks to all advice (reps)
       
    2. masoven4u

      masoven4u Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      Yes.

      Also, you never posted your TDEE?
       
    3. emininojiq

      emininojiq Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      i'm aiming for 2800 calories, which i think is 400 calories below my maintenance.
       
    4. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      macros meet sufficiency
      there will be no problem with you decreasing carbs for fat. carbs are nonessential and you can replace them with more fat and/or protein.
       
    5. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      So have you actually attempted to work out your maintenance?
       
    6. casse

      casse Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      Honestly? no.

      i have been tracking my macros for months now, and my bulk was successful eating about 3400-3800 cals. so i'm somewhat assuming that eating at 2800 will allow me to lose weight, in a slow enough way that i wont lose muscle.
       
    7. Canellesao

      Canellesao Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      Okay, if it works and you've got a reasonable good estimate based on results go for it.
       
    8. suighja

      suighja Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      iifym "user"?
       
    9. masoven4u

      masoven4u Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      quick question off topic as well, idk if you or anyone knows but..

      I've been training between 8-12 reps when bulking, and seen good results. lyle mcdonald explains that 5-8 repitions while cutting is the best way to maintain lean body mass.

      so i was wondering, if i was training in 8-12, should i increase intensity and move to 5-8 reptitions, or should i just keep what i bulked with.
       
    10. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      experienced iifym user plz help

      yes: one who utilizes the "iifym" approach.
       

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