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This is the most popular question I always get no matter in the gym or online. Each time people asked me, I really didn’t know exactly whether I was on bulking or cutting as my fitness goal is to stay healthy and maintain a positive lifestyle.
I think it’s difficult for me to do bulking or cutting phase because I do both resistance and cardiovascular training; and as for food wise, I feel sick for forcing myself to eat more and I feel depressed if I have to cut my food intakes.
So I realized by either doing bulking or cutting, it wouldn’t enhance my mood, so when I couldn’t get into the right mood, it would decrease my motivation by blocking me to strive in activity. However, everyone is different. Some people are able to do the bulking or cutting phase, or both, and some are not.
Anyway, now for a bit of knowledge about macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats) ratio to support your fitness goals.
For basic active lifestyle:
Carbs - 50%
Protein - 30%
Fats - 20%
For “bulking” and muscle building:
Carbs - 45%
Protein - 40%
Fats - 15%
For “cutting” or fat loss:
Carbs - 35%
Protein - 45%
Fats - 25%
This is of course still depending on your physical activities and calories intake.
Question: Wait a minute. More fats to lose fat?
Answer: Fat doesn’t make you fat. It’s the calories in versus the calories out. So focus on good fats such as salmon (omega-3 fatty acids), avocados and etc.
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