Gurshan asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 5 months ago

Ideal protein and carbs for wight loss?

On a 1900 diet how much carbs, protein, sugar, and fat would you recommend?

My goal is to shed off 15 pounds by the end of October. However, I also want to build a bit of muscle during this time frame.

I also am almost 17 and work out 4-5 times a week.

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    There is a bit of a debate on this but I think a safe middle ground is 60% carbs, 20% protein, and 20% fat. Most people have trouble getting their fat intake that low. But it is still a good goal.

    Hard-working athletes can let their fat intake go up to as much as 30%. and they might also want to let their protein intake go up to about 30% too.

    And it's hard to go for precise numbers every day. So let's just say your goal could be 40 - 60 % carbs, 20 - 30 % fat and 20 - 30 % protein.

    If you are looking to calculate grams remember that protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram and fat has 9.

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