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Old 07-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

In terms of dieting whether it be bulking or cutting which way do you guys feel is most optimal ratio ?

40p/30c/30f vs 40p/40c/20f vs 40p/35c/25f

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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40p/30c/30f vs 40p/30c/30f
^ Just wanted to point out those 2 are the same.

I assumed you mean:

40p/30c/30f vs 40p/25c/35f vs 40p/35c/25f
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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My 2 cents...not a fan of ratios when bulking. I simply think it's not needed. Determine your minimum protein and calorie intake for the day, hit them, and usually carbs and fats take care of themselves as long as you're not under-consuming fats, using processed low fat this and that and eating all lean meats and egg whites.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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I think for the sake of adherence to the diet, you really want some degree of flexibility. If you're already deciding between 5% on your macros you really are going to make life unnecessarily difficult for yourself.

Have a greater degree of flexibility, set yourself up for success rather than stringently control everything and set yourself up for failure.
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^ Just wanted to point out those 2 are the same.

I assumed you mean:

40p/30c/30f vs 40p/25c/35f vs 40p/35c/25f
ugh sorry..

I meant

40/30/30 vs 40/40/20
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My 2 cents...not a fan of ratios when bulking. I simply think it's not needed. Determine your minimum protein and calorie intake for the day, hit them, and usually carbs and fats take care of themselves as long as you're not under-consuming fats, using processed low fat this and that and eating all lean meats and egg whites.
True.. You two are spot on, BendtheBar and Faz... trying to figure out a ratio is just asking for anxiety and OCD.,. im just gonna do what feels right and try to get in adequate protein and enough carbs to fill me up..

thanks, great points
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Out of curiosity though, is 40/30/30 or 40/40/20 more optimal
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My 2 cents...not a fan of ratios when bulking. I simply think it's not needed. Determine your minimum protein and calorie intake for the day, hit them, and usually carbs and fats take care of themselves as long as you're not under-consuming fats, using processed low fat this and that and eating all lean meats and egg whites.
I use this method. I make sure I get 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight.
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Diet and training are both highly individual. For example, I know quite a few people who have done great on high fat/low carb diets and are both lean and strong. In contrast, I find I do better with more carbs than fats.

Protein should always be as high as possible, though.
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