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Hi,

I'm trying to eat to a 1600 calorie deficit and everything seems to be super high in carbs...

Fruit is really high, Pasta and rice(obviously) but they're like for 100g of pasta you get 33g of carbs. If I go over on carbs will that affect my fat loss?? I am also trying to eat 162g of protein a day. Carbs are 81g and fats 72g.

Today what I have planned to eat and have eaten is Scrambled egg(2 eggs) and 100g of chicken breast. Then a a small pot of greek yogurt. Then some Tuna(in spring water) with a a bit of light mayo because Tuna on it's own tastes like ass, and then 100g of Fusilli pasta. Tonight for dinner I plan to have this fajita chicken stir fry kit which is surprisingly very low cal and has( 33g of protein, 7.2g of carbs and 10g of fat.) And I've had some melon but even after all that food I still have 702 calories left with 16g Carbs left and 61g of protein and 44g of fats.

What Can I do? I am clearly doing this wrong but I don't know if I can eat something that's super high in cal and protein to take me up to my deficit and macros so I Don't undereat, But what if this was to take me way over my carbs goal??

Thanks in advance.
 

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If you stick to the same calorie total then eating more carbs will be fine. I would reduce your fat intake to allow for more carbs.

In terms of sticking to a lower carb total you simply have to eat less of the foods which are predominantly carb sources.
 

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OK thanks and will do. How much should i reduce the fat by??
It depends how much you want to increase carbs by, and you could vary this from one day this the next. Just stick to the intended calorie target.

If you want a suggestion then 45g of fat wouldn't be silly (about 25% of total calories), but this is no sort of magical number for perfect results.
 

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agree with Tin tin seems like a big deficit to be honest, but depends on your goals and where you at muscle wise and whether assisted etc plus deficit from what and where have you calculated. some actual stats height weight age and then your calories split etc. I am in a bigger deficit than I have ever been at the moment but my carbs are higher I try and reduce fats in the first instance, as to keep training up.
 

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I've given up before I even started on the idea of cutting LOL, I like my food too much... In all seriousness though I have just today began supplementing with Metformin in hope that it may assist due to the appetite suppressant effects.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to eat to a 1600 calorie deficit and everything seems to be super high in carbs...

Fruit is really high, Pasta and rice(obviously) but they're like for 100g of pasta you get 33g of carbs. If I go over on carbs will that affect my fat loss?? I am also trying to eat 162g of protein a day. Carbs are 81g and fats 72g.

Today what I have planned to eat and have eaten is Scrambled egg(2 eggs) and 100g of chicken breast. Then a a small pot of greek yogurt. Then some Tuna(in spring water) with a a bit of light mayo because Tuna on it's own tastes like ass, and then 100g of Fusilli pasta. Tonight for dinner I plan to have this fajita chicken stir fry kit which is surprisingly very low cal and has( 33g of protein, 7.2g of carbs and 10g of fat.) And I've had some melon but even after all that food I still have 702 calories left with 16g Carbs left and 61g of protein and 44g of fats.

What Can I do? I am clearly doing this wrong but I don't know if I can eat something that's super high in cal and protein to take me up to my deficit and macros so I Don't undereat, But what if this was to take me way over my carbs goal??

Thanks in advance.
1600 os low, what do you weigh?
 

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Just count your calories and make sure you get a decent amount of protein in mate, no need to fuss over the amounts of carbs and fats you're consuming as long as you're not going too low in fats.
 

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His stats are:

I currently weigh 180.2lbs and 5'7 in height and I am 18 years old.

I can only think either he has worked it out wrong or he does no exercise at all.

TDEE calc is showing:

20 y.o male, weighing 180 lbs, 5' 7" and not working out or cardio - TDEE 2142 (cutting calories 1642) at -500

Light exercise (1-2 times a week) TDEE 2454 (cutting calories 1954)

Moderate exercise (3-4 times a week) TDEE 2767 (cutting calories 2267)
 

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I don't go to the gym just yet as I'm not driving just yet(learning to) and the nearest one is like 8 miles away. But I have been starting to walk the dog for about a mile and half every night and doing some push ups and stuff with dumbbells but nothing to intense. I started Yesterday but I seem to either go way under calories and go way over on my carbs. Weight hasn't changed, still 180.2.
 

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It's just not healthy, I mean a lot of fatty acids can be synthesised from your fat stores but you need to consume omega-3 and 6 in particular for your general health and metabolic function since these can't be synthesised from within the body.
oh cool, so just keep it high protein and stick to my deficit and just make sure fats are moderate.
 

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I've given up before I even started on the idea of cutting LOL, I like my food too much... In all seriousness though I have just today began supplementing with Metformin in hope that it may assist due to the appetite suppressant effects.
Just learn discipline? It's part and parcel of being a good BBer - I bet you have discipline with your workout routines and drug protocols.

Once you get one cut done its easy from that point.
 

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Multiply your weight in lbs by 12. That would be your targeted calories

Protein .82 per lbs of your BW

Fats .33-.40 per lbs of your BW

Rest fill with carbs.

If you find hard controlling carbs intake, take carbs with high fiber or add one table spoon husk 30 minutes before having a meal.
 
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