Carbs Vs. Fat

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  1. solarian

    solarian ya heard

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    I have a friend who is going to start to get into lifting, he his somewhat overweight, he is about 210 and 5'10. I was wondering, since I am trying to help him out on a cleaner diet, does he need to consume a lot of carbs? or should he cut back to help lose some weight?

    He will be working out with me 4-5 days a week. He will be doing a basic split.

    Monday: legs
    tuesday: chest
    Wednesday: off
    Thursday: back
    Friday, shoulders and arms.
    sat or sunday: cardio
     
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    what are his goals? if wants to be leaner then cut back on carbs and fat
     
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    He wants to bulk up, he already is a somewhat big guy, but at the same time he wants to lean down. Since he already has some extra fat packed on him, should his carb intake lower?
     
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    he needs to pick one at a time.
     
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    depends on his bodytype. I was really fat at 5'10 210lbs. Other people look fine at that size.

    Just print out Pur's diet. Its simple enough and supports the bodybuilding regimen. If he really gets into it then he can do the research himself.

    Oh...eat healthy fats with every meal. Consuming the bulk of your carbs after lifting works well.
     
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    I would say it depends on what his current diet looks like. If he already eats clean, then you should maybe start tweaking macros. If his diet is currently shit, transition him to eating clean (i.e. dropping soda, junk food, etc) and don't worry too much about macros (obviously make sure he is getting adequate protein) until eating clean is not a problem.

    See how he progresses, then start screwing around with details.
     
  7. solarian

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    thanks, ill see what i can do
     
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    Carbs and fat are both part of a clean diet depending on where they're coming from. The macro percentages are going to based upon the diet type that works best for him and that he can most easily follow.
     
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