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Counting Macros

posted Jun 09, 2014 03:54:48 by jMathuew
When you lay out a meal plan that is, say 50/15/30 (p/f/c), are you just looking at the primary food for each target or taking everything into consideration?

Here's what I mean, if one of those meals consists of 8oz chicken, 1/3 cup almonds and 3/4 cup rice... The chicken basically gets you 50g protein, but there is also protein in the almonds, same with carbs. The almonds get you around your fat target, but there is fat in the chicken as well.

Thanks in advance for clearing this up!
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4 replies
cpb14 said Jun 09, 2014 13:36:21
Put it all together. Reduce some of your chicken by an ounce or so. Enough to fit the protein of your almonds in. Add the fats from the chicken and the almonds together. It's a balancing act. This is why most bodybuilders have pretty much designated meals throughout the day during their prep. That way they don't spend so much time calculating all the macros.
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BostinLoyd said Jun 10, 2014 02:50:41
dont worry about fat in the other sources.. worry about them in the main sources.. to many ppl are worried about damn macros lol
jMathuew said Jun 10, 2014 14:05:21
But if it fits my macros... LOL
BostinLoyd said Jun 11, 2014 04:50:08
lol fuck that shit
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