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    not enough protein holding me back?

    i don't think i'm get enough protein would not getting enough stop muscle growth?

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    Since muscle is made partly of proteins, of course. But thats a dietary question.

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    How much protein are you getting to start with? How much carbs? This all comes into play, because without sufficient amounts of aminos and energy, catabolism takes place.

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    i have no idea i don't really keep track..should i?

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    if i would guess.....between 20-50grams of protien and carbs i dunno

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    You should have a rough idea of your protein, carb and fat intake.
    At 145 you should be eating at least 145 grams of protein a day...
    1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
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    if i would guess.....between 20-50grams of protien and carbs i dunno
    Are we talking in your post-workout shake or a single meal, because surely your not eating 20-50g A DAY?

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    i don't think i get very much protein

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    As Foreman said, 1-1.5g of proetin per pound of bodyweight. A good amount for you to shoot for would be 180g. Get this amount through consumption of lean beef, chicken breast, fish, eggs, milk as well as healthy supplementation.

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    thanks madds

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    Thats not the end of the story. As for carbs, if you don't get enough, its all bad news because when yuor body runs out of glucose from either dietary carbs or stored glycogen, it converts your dietary protein (by gluconeogenesis - i think) into glucose or catabolise muscle tissue. As you can see, carbs are just as important as protein. If I were you, I would shoot for about 360g carbs. Take note for a few weeks and adjust accordingly. Too much fat = lower carbs, not after the results you were expecting = up the carbs.

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    This is an easy fix. Start eating. What the hells wrong with you. A lot of people believe in 1 gram of protein for every body lb. I believe in 1.5-2 grams. Try this. Keep the fats at a reasonable pace. Have 1.5-2 grams of protein and 3 grams of complexs carbs a day. This will do it. Add good EFA's fats to your clean diet and grow.

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    what foods have alot of carbs&protiens and good fats

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    1st don't show your stupidness. Diet consist of proteins and carbs or proteins and good Fats Don't mix the three togehter.

    Proteins..egg whites, lean meats and whey protein....... ECT

    Carbs..Brown rice, Sweet Potatoes, Oats...... ECT

    Fats... Nuts, fish caps, Ex virgin olive oil........ECT

    You have three of each. Now pick three of each and get to eating.

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    what foods have alot of carbs&protiens and good fats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tough Old Man
    1st don't show your stupidness. Diet consist of proteins and carbs or proteins and good Fats Don't mix the three togehter.

    Proteins..egg whites, lean meats and whey protein....... ECT

    Carbs..Brown rice, Sweet Potatoes, Oats...... ECT

    Fats... Nuts, fish caps, Ex virgin olive oil........ECT

    You have three of each. Now pick three of each and get to eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenwood
    what foods have alot of carbs&protiens and good fats
    Put some diet questions together and post it in the Deit area....Emma will give you all the help you need.
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    lol I like how you put another 3 inches in your height as one of your summer goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDogStrut
    lol I like how you put another 3 inches in your height as one of your summer goals
    lmao I noticed that too

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    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by madds
    Thats not the end of the story. As for carbs, if you don't get enough, its all bad news because when yuor body runs out of glucose from either dietary carbs or stored glycogen, it converts your dietary protein (by gluconeogenesis - i think) into glucose or catabolise muscle tissue. As you can see, carbs are just as important as protein. If I were you, I would shoot for about 360g carbs. Take note for a few weeks and adjust accordingly. Too much fat = lower carbs, not after the results you were expecting = up the carbs.
    Carbs are just as important as protein, dont get enough, wont see any gains no matter how much protein you get.
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    isnt it 1-1.5 protein per LBS not pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillisTheNewfie
    isnt it 1-1.5 protein per LBS not pounds?
    lol LBS is an abbreviation for pounds. I think you meant LBM, which is lean body mass. Some go by total lbs. or lbm.

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