• OJay

    Loved this! I just started MyFitnessPal today, but am a bit taken back by the calorie breakdown ratio it has set up for me. I’m a 5’7″ female, 133lbs, and am pretty much in the skinny fat phase. I’m trying to gain muscle and tone up: become a lean machine. I put in for losing 1lb/week. The app has me at 55%c, 30%f, and only 15%p. Is it just me or is that way too many carbs and not enough protein? Anything you can suggest would be helpful, thanks!

    • http://www.antranik.org/ Antranik

      It’s a bit much… you could definitely try bumping up the protein and sacrifice the carbs. It’s recommended you get about 0.8g of protein for every pound of body weight, so at 130lbs, you just need 100g of protein, which is about 400 calories coming from protein (cause 1 gram of protein is 4 calories, just like carbs).

      Go to the actual MFP website (not the mobile app). Click My Home -> Goals -> Change Goals -> Custom and bump up the protein.

      And as for fat, make sure you don’t go below 0.4g/lb… so in your case make sure you’re getting in 50 grams of fat everyday to ensure proper hormonal balance. (Some people think fat is evil and try to keep it super low, but all the macros are important in their own special ways.) Hope that helps!

      • OJay

        Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it! I love to get as much health education as I can. I’ve changed it to 30% carbs (92g), 35% protein(108g), and 35% fat (48g)… which is the closest I could get it to 100g and 50g. We’ll see how it goes. :)

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