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Rob Torres
Rob Torres

What is the minimum daily amount of Omega-6 required?

Is it true that burning them is bad?

Jamie mcintosh
Jamie mcintosh

I’m usually close to all my macros is it important a get them spot on is it ok if there all a bit short sort from my protein which is usually abjt higher but my carbs and fat are usually below will this make a difference

Mark Finnie
Mark Finnie

Hi Andy,

Should Fat from my fish oil supplement contribute to my daily Macro target? I’m taking 30ml of fish oil daily and its contributing 27 grams of Fat. I’m assuming yes but wanted to check.

Apologies if this has been asked before – I did have a look at some of your articles but didn’t see any reference.

Thans

Jesse
Jesse

I am relatively new to applying the concept of tracking my macros and have read that doing so in addition to high carb versus low carb days can help train my body to naturally burn unwanted restored fat but again, I am new to all of this and don’t know exactly what works right for me just yet.

What is your opinion on the idea of adding in high and low carb days? Ex:) if I’m an endomorph I would consider five low carb days and two high carb days.

Is it the opposite of what tracking macros on a regular basis is all about?

Lastly, if you do recommend high and low carb days to help burn fat then do my work out routines matter as far as what days I would do my HIIT work outs and light weight training considering some days I might have less energy due to lack of carbohydrates.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Dan
Dan

Is it important to eat your carbs, protein and fats in any balanced manner each meal, or just so long as you meet your daily goals, meaning, maybe dinner is carb heavy but lunch was mostly just protein, etc?

Ibeth
Ibeth

When trying to balance macros and calories you said calories are more important..so what if you were at your goal calories and macros but you burned some calories at the gym….do you add more food to replace those lost calories? If so with what?(carbs, fat, protein?)

Barron
Barron

Hey Andy,

This might sound crazy, but the most success I’ve had, as far as adherence and results, was when I followed the Slow Carb diet (a la Tim Ferriss). It’s been a while, but I picked it back up again since the beginning of 2018 and have shed ~20 lbs (9kg) so far.

I’m never hungry, and I also feel lighter, leaner, and less bloated eating fewer carbs (feeling like I look leaner might be a mental thing which probably helps with my adherence). In general I feel more in control, whereas I usually overeat carbs and undereat protein when counting macros.

Lastly, I allow myself to eat whatever I want once a week (usually sushi, but sometimes a slice or two of pizza and some cookies) which has satisfied me enough to stick with my plan the rest of the week.

Anyway, my Qs:

What would a sensible macro split be (percentage-wise) if I wanted to follow a lowER carb diet but allow some carbs in my meal plan? If it’s something I need to test and adjust, what percentage split of P/C/F would be a good place to start?

Is this even wise, or should I stick to Slow Carb protocol (which doesn’t count macros) since it’s been working?

Barron
Barron

BOOM. Simple. Thanks brother

Adam
Adam

Hey Andy,

Curious on your research and experience with protein absorption. Lots of misconception out there online, and differing research out there as well. For example, some mainstream health sites saying your body can only absorb 25-30g of protein per sitting (I.e. eating every 2-3) hours.

For someone who does IF, this is a true struggle to reach those daily protein macro goals (~205g/day). Can you provide any insight into what seems like an easy myth to bust?

R.
R.

One note: there should be absolutely no problem with having a 50g shot of olive oil in case you need fats in your diet. I’m balancing with olive oil shots (from 10 to 50g, depending on the rest of the day) as it is the easiest way (both in exact dosing and having it done – 3 seconds max) to do that.

R.
R.

Besides, the article does not exactly answer the question I asked in the e-mail: I was rather referring to a short-term change in meals TIMING, i.e. I eat normally 2:30 – 10.30 P.M. and I change to standard 3-meals routine (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for a few days – is that okay?