Nutrition for women?

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  1. maks

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    I have a couple friends that want some help with their diet. Goal is to cut fat. They will also lift weights as part of their routine. Everything i have read works for men but not sure if its optimal for women. Looking for input on these two areas...

    Daily Calories
    Is the BMR method a good enough way to determine daily caloric needs?
    How about the Bodyweight X Multiplier method. Example: Bodyweight x 12?

    Macro Breakdown
    I figure women will differ from men in this area. How should the macro breakdown go? 40/40/20 or 50/30/20 good? Do they need more fats than men? :dunno:
     
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    I used BMR to find calories...

    115lb female (1350 Calories)
    40/40/20 method
    135pro / 135carb / 30fat


    50/30/20 method
    169pro / 101carb / 30fat


    125lb female (1375 Calories)
    40/40/20 method
    138pro / 138carb / 31fat

    50/30/20 method
    172pro / 103carb / 30fat


    Not much of a difference. I'm wondering if low carb is ok....like a 65/15/20? Looks good to me so far :dunno:
     
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