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Anyone count macros that can help?

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LiaA
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Anyone count macros that can help?

I am trying to count my macros and was wondering if anyone could tell me if numbers seem right. I am 5’4 around 140 lbs and would like to lose weight. I tried entering into a few different websites and got so many different numbers. I am using 40% carbs (150g) 35% protein (132g) and 25% fat (41g). This is out of a 1500 calorie diet. Does that seem appropriate if I want to lose weight? I spin around 3x a week with a light weight arm workout. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!! TIA!

Posted 4/10/18 9:51 PM
 
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PitterPatter11
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Anyone count macros that can help?

How active are you during the day? Sedentary, light active, active, very active.

And age

Goal weight?

Message edited 4/11/2018 7:45:37 AM.

Posted 4/11/18 7:43 AM
 

PitterPatter11
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Anyone count macros that can help?

I calculated yours based on 35 years old and light activity.

Total calories (15% cut): 1536
Protein (.8x body weight): 112g
Fat (.35x body weight): 49g
Carb: 162g

When starting out, I’d aim to meet protein everyday and then hit calories. The distribution between fats/carbs is not as important. For proper hormone activity, keep fats no lower than 42g.

If you have questions let me know. I’m not an expert by any means, but I follow the FB group IIFYM (women), which has provided me with so much knowledge.

Best of luck!

Posted 4/11/18 12:28 PM
 

LiaA
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Re: Anyone count macros that can help?

Thank you so much for your input! I actually belong to the IIFYM FB page but I will look for the women's page. I work from home so beside getting my kids off to school I am pretty sedentary for the work day.

My goal weight is 130 (125 would be amazing but I haven't been that weight since before my 3 kids!) I really do appreciate the feedback. It is a big adjustment from typical dieting where I was always starving. I feel like I don't stop eating with this method so it takes getting used to!

Posted 4/11/18 2:02 PM
 

PitterPatter11
Baby Boy is Here!

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Anyone count macros that can help?

Lightly active takes into account the fact that you workout 1-3 times a week. Id start with the numbers I gave you and see how you progress after 2-3 weeks.

Increasing your NEAT will also be helpful. I have a Garmin which buzzes after an hour of inactivity. This usually just means I walk around my house for 2-3 minutes just to get in a few steps.

You really do not need to starve yourself to see result.

Message edited 4/11/2018 5:40:41 PM.

Posted 4/11/18 5:40 PM
 
 

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