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Old 09-30-2011, 01:58 PM   #11
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Re: Protien question

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Thanks Max and good job. That makes sense that protien is for target bodyweight. That helps.
that would actually have you losing lean body mass, if you want to do it this way figure your lbm right now and then try to hit that instead. so you can preserve as much of it as you can
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #12
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Re: Protien question

My current bodyweight is 180.
Current lbm is 120.
Target bodyweight is 145.
Target lbm is 120.

So which do I use?
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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My current bodyweight is 180.
Current lbm is 120.
Target bodyweight is 145.

So which do I use?
ahhh i see. my apologies. yes aim for the 145
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:29 PM   #14
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Re: Protien question

OK thanks!

I'd love to hear some opinions on zone vs. just eating healthy & getting enough protien from people who have tried both...
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:25 PM   #15
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Re: Protien question

Melissa, are you counting calories?
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #16
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5'5", 180 lbs, about 32%. I crossfit 3 days and run 3.

I don't care about where my weight ends up as long as my performance and health are where I want them to be.
What does three days of running entail?
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:40 PM   #17
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Re: Protien question

1g per lb. of lean mass so in your case 120g a day or 480 calories from protien. 53.3g of fat so around 480 calories and 160g of carbs 640 calories

Grand total 1600 calories 40C/30P/30F. So 100 more calories and you have something doable and close to what you were after before (1500). Give it a shot see how it works. There are 100 ways to skin a cat in diet your way is in theire some place you just need to experiment a bit to find it. Everyone is going to have an opinion on here but remember its either just an opinion or it was what worked for THEM. Have fun! (note my calculations were quick so double check my math, should be close though)

Regarding zone. For me it wasn't enough food and you might find that to be true for you as many people do but I do think if you are new to all this which it sounds like you are, it gives you a place to start. First thing I would do though is clean out anything processed and make sure you are consuming whole foods without added this and that. No sodas, sugar etc.. and I think you would benefit form removing processed grains. Bread, pasta etc.. You may find removing dairy works for you as well. Those are your choices to make based on how it affects you. One word of caution though don't become a food nazi its ridiculous worrying about evey little crumb you ingest. You can be healthy, thin, and have a life as well. Its possible. I highly reccomend a meal a week where you forget it all and eat whatever you like. As you lose weight and get healthier you will find that meal becomes less and less of something you look foreward to.

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Old 10-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #18
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Re: Protien question

i have a question.

should you u only "count' the protein consumed from complete protein sources?? for example, i log my food comsumption into an app call "my fitnees pal" on my iphone. i aim for 200g protein a day. if i look at the total protein consumption of 200g, only 155g was from meats, eggs, milk, protein powder etc. The rest has come from protein found in whole grains, bread etc etc etc. Now i know complete proteins have a MUCH higher bio-availability than plant sources.
SO, should i aim for 200g protein from complete animal forms of protein and not "count" those from plant sources?
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #19
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Re: Protien question

Count it all.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #20
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Re: Protien question

Thanks Rob. But that's almost 2K calories (protien is 120*7 = 840 not 480), and 43% protien, 24% fat, 33% carb. I guess what I'm having trouble with is I don't think I can eat 1g/lb of protien and hit the zone ratio without eating more calories than I want to. Maybe that means I can't lose weight at the rate I want without also losing muscle? Or??

Tony, my running is
day 1: 2 miles intervals
day 2: 3-4 miles tempo run
day 3: long run (5-6 miles)

Chris, yea I'm counting. At least until I find a pattern that works (meaning I don't feel hungry and I'm losing weight).
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