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    Discussion in 'Training' started by crormaSoila18, Jul 10, 2012.

    1. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      Okay I was just planning and thinking and please correct me if I am wrong...
      Say my weight was 150lbs and my calorie budget to maintain weight is 3,000 calories per day
      (Example)
      now if I hit all my protein first

      so 450 grams of chicken breast fillets = 621 calories and 138 grams of protein
      then 100 grams of tuna drained chunks = 105 calories and 25 grams of protein


      so thats 163 grams of protein already, ( I should be having 150 grams so I ate more)

      Total calories spent : 726
      So 3,000 calories - 726 = 2,274
      So I could eat what ever the fk I want with 2,274 calories?? Correct :O
       
    2. laxgoaliesrhs

      laxgoaliesrhs Well-Known Member

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      Last edited by Mobster1995; Today at 09:55 AM.
       
    3. suighja

      suighja Well-Known Member

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      short answer: no

      long: hell no
       
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      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      You can only afford about 10-15% max of processed foods per day. (20% max when cutting)
       
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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      It is "if it fits you macros", not if it fits your protein.

      Check how much fat you need in your diet. The rest is usually taken by carbs.

      IFFYM is not really about eating ****, I still think there is merit in eating micro filled food in terms of long term well being. That said I usually have no problem making 20% of my macros come from snacks. Whether eating chips, energy drink or some lollies. I don't feel guilty at all.
       
    6. Marky

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      So if I found how many fats are needed, then i can fill the rest of the calories on carbs or whatever yes? by the way mirin those biceps
       
    7. casse

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      Technically yeah. I personally would still advise to eat decently and allocate XXX calories to cheat food. Say 10-20%. Having an allocating just helps cravings while the rest of the diet usually stays spot on (the less variation, the more consistent you can be without worrying too much about fluctuations).

      You can still do what you want though, as long as you meet your macro nutrient, it doesn't matter that much about where the food came from (from a body composition point of view), as far as long term health goes, that is another story on its own.
       
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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      Thank you very much! Repped.
       
    9. masoven4u

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      technically yes. AS LONG as you hit your protein & fat macro MINIMUMS you can fill the rest of you cals with any combination, but if you decide to ONLY hit them with junk I guarantee you wont start to feel so good. Make sure you get some micronutrients in there. Eat alot of veggies and BAM your set for the day also taking a multi will help with the micros.
       
    10. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      IIFYM Does work! I love it, thank you bodybuilding.com for making life easier

      Yes, but the healthier food the better. Gotta get dem micros in.

      Oh and some people go with the 40/40/20 rule, 40% of calories from protein, 40% from carbs and 20% from fats. Although that ends up being alot of protein.
       

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