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How much Protein, Carbs & Fats do I need to eat to build muscle?

Protein should make up 25-to-50% of your diet because…

Carbs should make up 30-to-60% of your diet because…

Fats should make up 10-to-20% of your diet because…

There's no magic amount of Protein, Carbs & Fats YOU need to build muscle but usually…

You're eating all of your carbs/proteins/fats at a 40/40/20 ratio to begin with and to make things easier for you…

  1. Make sure you're eating 2000-to-3000 calories to gain muscle mass and then…
  2. Use this calculator here to see exactly how many grams of carbs, proteins, and fats you need to eat to build muscle but like I said…

There's no magic amount of Protein, Carbs & Fats YOU need to build muscle &…

You should only use the ratio that works best for you so…

Protein at 25-to-50%, Carbs at 30-to-60% & Fats at 10-to-20% is normally what works best but…



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Angie

Hi there. I'm a 42 yr old woman. 5' nothing 158lbs. I've been preparing and eating really clean for the last few months. Trying to shed about 30 lbs., lose body fat and build lean muscle. I do bootcamp 4 times a week and just incorporated strength training in 2 mornings a week. Hoping that will help boost my metabolism. Any suggestions on calories per day to best accomplish my goals as quickly as possible?

April 14, 2015

Adrian Bryant

use this diet

April 14, 2015

tam

Hey. Ive been trying to build muscle on my butt and ive been feeling my workouts but no results. Lookingback at my diary ive only been eating around 80 grams of protein. I am 200 pounds. Does it make a big difference? once i up my protein should i notice a difference?

November 07, 2014

Adrian Bryant

what's your workout like?

November 08, 2014

reshma

Hello,
Am 23, 5'2 and weigh 93 lbs. I really need to gain weight. I joined a gym yesterday and am gonna follow the workout you have on your website for curves. But I don't eat a lot. I hardly have one or two meals. Can you suggest me a diet plan and also how much protein, carbs and fat I need to gain weight and build muscles.

April 03, 2014

ason

You eat banana in one day two time
your wieth increase

March 14, 2015

faye

I love your videos, I'm 5'4 183lbs how many calories do I need to eat in a day to lose weight? Also what should my protein intake be to gain muscles? Thank you

April 01, 2014

adrian bryant

see this

April 01, 2014

chris romero

Hi adrian impresive info i had a question is it possible for me to tone up i weigh 266 and am 5 '10 i want to get leaner what would u recomend for me to do

February 08, 2014

Adrian Bryant

i recommend you go here

February 08, 2014

jimmy

Hello Adrian, i´m getting a hard time to eat 190-285 grams of protein a day (i weigh 190 pounds), is essentially a combination of my schedule and economical factors, that means that I can´t build muscle or only means that the process is going to be slow, if I weigh 190 pounds how many proteins a day are the limit between slow muscle growth and zero muscle growth. Thank you for your time Adrian and greetings.

June 04, 2013

Adrian Bryant

then you'll need to invest in protein shakes (like everyone else) to help you meet your protien needs

June 04, 2013

shailesh

eat 200gmchicken and whey isolate ultimate nutrition it will work.

October 21, 2014

Kyle

Hello Adrian,

I have been steadily losing weight for a few months now. I started at 260lbs and now weigh 230lbs. I would like to weigh 200lbs. But don't want to lose any muscle in the process. I currently eat around 240 grams of protein a day. I eat 6 meals and all contain a certain amount of protein, carbs and fat. I workout pretty heavy 5 days a week. I feel like my weight loss is slowing down. I want to lose weight a little faster but not lose any muscle. What do YOU suggest?

May 25, 2013

Adrian Bryant

this'll help you lose fat while retaining or even gaining muscle

May 26, 2013

shailesh

take testosterone cycle and play football it will greatly work...

October 21, 2014

James

Hi Adrian,

First off, very impressive site!

I was a bit curious if I am understanding correctly on the protein recommendation. I currently weight 198lbs and am wanting to drop down to my ideal weight of 155lbs (haven't been there since basic training more than ten years ago).

Am I correct when I understand your advice to mean I need to be eating 198 - 297g of protein a day?

I'm having trouble how to fit that amount of protein into a 1500 calorie/day diet.

Thanks!

May 23, 2013

Adrian Bryant

if you're trying to build muscle you may need that much but when you're trying to lose weight, Just focus on eating 1500 cals and it doesn't matter what you eat. see this here

May 23, 2013

James

Awesome, thanks!

May 23, 2013


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