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pwejr88
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I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
I mean dang, on workout days my app says I can only have 46g of fat. Seems like I’m hitting that by lunch time.
Protein and carbs no problem.
What are some good foods that are high in calories but low in fat?

*hitting 3,000-3,500 calories a day.

UPDATE.
Took the board’s advice. Now hitting 2,100 calories on rest days, 2,500 calories on gym days. Not being a stickler about fat but not overdoing it.
Seeing some gains and 12 days later, still at the same weight on the scale.

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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
Eat more chicken breast

If you like to do wraps for your carbs or any type of grains stick to whole grains
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Bean Counting Tiger
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
If you are eating 3,000 calories a day and only roughly 350 are coming from fat there is a lot of chicken breast and rice in your future.


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whiskey over ice
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
You’re making a problem where you don’t have one imo. I would ditch the app. There’s little to gain by changing carbs/fats on workout days. Try to hit calories and your body weight in protein. The split between carbs and fat should be whatever helps you stick to your calories. I personally split calories from each pretty evenly most of the time.


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Yeti_Chaser
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
According to the Renaissance Periodization book you should never drop below .3g of fat per pound of body weight for health reasons (hormones, hair, skin health, etc.) This means that 46g of fat would be the minimum amount of fat necessary for proper health for a 153 lb person. Meanwhile carbs have no minimum for health, only for performance. Ditch some of your carbs and add some more fats. Or go high fat on rest days and high carbs on training days


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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
I eat a ton of chicken and ground turkey. I get my fats generally by using olive oil on a lot of things and eating almonds & avocado.

I still rarely hit my fat goal, but as someone else said - my diet is good for me and I don't usually get cravings or feel the need to deviate so I am happy with it.

If you're not gaining / losing weight you don't want to, then I wouldn't worry about it.


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tke_swamprat
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
Pork loin and fish are other options.


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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
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Pork loin


Yup. The protein and fat ratio per serving is ridiculous.


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StringedInstruments
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
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3,000-3,500 calories a day.


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I can only have 46g of fat.


That sounds awful.

Why is it limiting you to 46g of fat?


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DeafJam73
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
Why do you need to lower your fat? 46g per day isn’t much as it is. What are your goals?


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pwejr88
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
Some good info in here.
I was cutting and got down to 142 mid January.
5’10”
Using Mike Macro’s app to gain.
Currently at 151.


whiskey over ice
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
It has you doing 3000-3500 calories? How much cardio are you doing? Seems like way too much imo


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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
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I was cutting and got down to 142 mid January.
5’10”
Using Mike Macro’s app to gain.
Currently at 151.



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3,000-3,500 calories a day.


I’m so confused
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
me too.

OP post your Stats and current macros please.

and as others have said, dont be afraid to move some carb calories to fat calories. In the end if you hit your protein and calorie goals....you will have success if you are consistent with that.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
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According to the Renaissance Periodization book


The amount of knowledge from them is insane

I'll probably never do an RP cycle again but the four I did in two years taught me so much. I can look at food and know the portion sizes i need with out weighing them.

I became a bit obsessive hitting my numbers so I stop doing the cycles.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
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I’m so confused


Yea me too

I'm around 6 foot and around 184-187 and 3,000-3,500 is a lot even on a gain
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Azazie
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
None of this means much if you haven’t stated your goal. I can only assume you are trying to put on weight. You should be putting on a ton at that intake. For those calories your fat amount isn’t that bad
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pwejr88
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
Let me clarify
The app has me at 2,500 for training days. I was going over on purpose. Usually hit 2,900-3,000. I haven’t gotten beyond that yet.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
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Let me clarify
The app has me at 2,500 for training days. I was going over on purpose. Usually hit 2,900-3,000. I haven’t gotten beyond that yet.


Your going to put on a lot more body fat that way

You will always gain fat when adding muscle but trying to accelerate the process will also add more body fat than maybe be wanted.


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Hand of Justice
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re: I need help with food. I’m hitting my calories but way over in fat. UPDATE in OP
Oh and you are definitely eating too much.

You have gained way too much in that amount of time. A lot of that is fat. When gaining or losing weight a +/- 1lb/week is considered safe and more than enough. If you are planning this as a lifestyle even gaining 52 lbs in a year would be too much in the end. At your rate you will be 260 next January or whatever. You are gaining a lot of fat eating as much as you are at the moment.


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