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Old 05-01-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
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So I put on around 11 pounds since I started.
I know protein and carbs go by your body weight.

Now that I'm 11 pounds heavier, I figured I should be eating more carbs and protein in each meal.
I have 4 meals a day, so how many grams of protein should I be consuming per meal?

I'm getting around 20 grams per meal now.

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I would at least double that (i.e., 40g per meal if 4 meals a day), but more would be better.

I believe BtB recommends 180g per day. Some say more than that is required.

Are you consuming protein any other way though? Like shakes, say?
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I would at least double that (i.e., 40g per meal if 4 meals a day), but more would be better.

I believe BtB recommends 180g per day. Some say more than that is required.

Are you consuming protein any other way though? Like shakes, say?

I did wonder weather it was too little.

I have a shake post workout, but thats about it.
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Yeah, what's in the shake - maybe 30g?

Sounds like about 110g per day. Definitely not enough.

See what the bigger, more experienced guys have to say of course, but I can tell you that much for sure!


edit: How much do you weigh?
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Really? Damn, thanks for the info.

Yeah they shake's probably about that.

I weight around 130 now.

I thought it was meant to be 1 gram per pound of body weight.
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Oh. Sorry, I actually assumed you were heavier. Most guys on here are, lol. As in, much heavier than *me*, and I'm only 85-90kg... er, I think. Should check that one of these years, heh.

Anyway, 130g+ might be okay, yeah (?). But a bit more wouldn't hurt, as far as I'm aware. So add at least 5g to every meal, or do it some other way I guess...
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Oh. Sorry, I actually assumed you were heavier. Most guys on here are, lol. As in, much heavier than *me*, and I'm only 85-90kg... er, I think. Should check that one of these years, heh.

Anyway, 130g+ might be okay, yeah (?). But a bit more wouldn't hurt, as far as I'm aware. So add at least 5g to every meal, or do it some other way I guess...

Nah, I'm the skinny guy on here :P Hopefully that'll change soon though

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A good general guideline is one gram to one and a half grams of protein per pound of desired body weight per day . Personally, I never go below 150 to 180 grams per day.

Eat frequently -----80% clean high protein meals.

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Ok.
So how about carbs?

I'm assuming they need to be increased somewhat as well if I've put on 10 or so pounds.
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You are at a point in your lifting journey that you do not need to be overly concerned with macros. The more fine points you try to focus on, the more chances you allow your self to perceive your actions as failure.

You should probably be aiming for about 3000 plus calories a day based on age, assumed activity levels, gender, etc. (This will vary individual to individual).

Protein is on average 9 calories per gram. Take whatever is left after consuming adequate protein and split it 60 / 40 good fat to carbs..... and there ya go! Magic Formula

OR, YOU COULD....
stop worrying - and start eating!!! You are lifting and you are gaining weight. This is good. Add some protein to your diet and keep doing what you are doing. Stop obsessing.
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