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Do macros matter?
10-07-2016, 12:34 AM
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Do macros matter?
Hi, as you can see in my other thread, I've been on a cut since September 13. I was at 2100 for my TDEE, with a cut of 1800. I haven't lost anything, no inches either, in fact I'm staying absolutely steady. I'm also in the if it fits your macros group on facebook, and I'm wondering if I should be paying more strict attention? I'm usually very consistent with getting enough protein, my carbs are be elow 200 usually, but my fats are a little higher than they should be. I'm not losing anything so wonder if this is something I need to really work on, or if maybe I need to go to a 15% cut.
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10-07-2016, 07:07 AM
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RE: Do macros matter?
Absolutely macros matter. We recommend 40% carbs. 30% protein and 30% fats. The protein is the important one to nail, as that will help you both build and maintain muscle mass. If you can hit that 30% protein goal each day, you will notice that the other two sort of naturally fall into place without much difficulty.

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10-07-2016, 08:04 AM
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(10-07-2016 07:07 AM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  Absolutely macros matter. We recommend 40% carbs. 30% protein and 30% fats. The protein is the important one to nail, as that will help you both build and maintain muscle mass. If you can hit that 30% protein goal each day, you will notice that the other two sort of naturally fall into place without much difficulty.

Ok, that's what I already have. Not losing inches or scale weight. So I guess I need to go down to 15% cut.
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10-07-2016, 09:15 PM
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RE: Do macros matter?
Yea, 10% is ideal in a perfect world, but honestly it's pretty hard to be that accurate, and nothing is an exact science. The 15% gives you a bit more leeway. With 10%, if you are off even the slightest bit, that teeny deficit can get eaten up in no time.

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