Fatsecret

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May 15, 2014 6:20pm
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Hello,

I recently downloaded an application on my phone called fatsecret to keep track of my calorie intake. After having created a profile, it said that I was allowed to take in over 3000 calories a day. I'm 6'2 (189 cm) and weigh about 179 lbs (81 kg). My first question is: is this an accurate calculation?

Secondly, I noticed that I take in around 80 up to 100 grams of fat a day, around 350 carbs and 100 protein. Them amount of fat that I consume scares me! It seems elevated to me because people who work out on a regular basis and want to look fit aim for 30 grams of fat a day. I try to watch what I eat and I believe I eat rather healthy compared to most of my friends/colleagues. Anyway, my second question is: should I be worried or is my intake of fat, carbs and protein completely normal?

Thanks for commenting!

15 May
But is a reduction of fat intake necessary if you want visible abs, though?
17 May
No. Not directly. You will have to be on a kcal (energy deflict). So your body uses as much fat as possible as an energy source. Way its adviced to consume lots of protein and to weighttrain is to safe ur muscles. Because the body will use energy out of the muscles for everyday use. What means your muscle mass decreases. The abbs wont be a big thing in this all. But to come back at ya question, fat is needed. It just is high in calories per gram. So yes, you need to restrict your fat intake. But this...
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May 16, 2014 8:20am
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Holy moly! If you really intake that much and look that good, props to you! Not sure if it's accurate tho! Sounds really high!? :-) sorry I couldn't be any help.

16 May
Lol thanks
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May 16, 2014 8:53am
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It all depends. I know guys shorter than you consuming up to 4k calories.

What is your goal? How active are you?

And fats arent bad. They are only high in calories. If i look at it at first sight. I would say you could do with a lil less fat and some more proteins. Whatever your goal is.

16 May
I exercise 3 to 4 times a week for about half an hour. My goal is to build more muscle, strengthen core and when I feel confident about my muscle mass, I want to start toning to get more visible abs.
16 May
I have an active lifestyle though, I think I walk for 4 to 5 hours a day at work.
16 May
When you're building muscle you are alrdy toning. Use the word cut if you want to lose fat :p. You have to consider the energy outgo in this because you have to create a energy surplus at the end of the day, for your body to be able to create muscle. In your case i think 3k isnt a strange number. What i do think you could downgrade ur fat intake and you have to increase the protein intake. If you would struggle to get your 3k number you can keep the fat intake. Becaue it would mean you struggle...
16 May
Thanks for the info Rappa :)
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May 17, 2014 1:04pm
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no problem!

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May 23, 2014 8:03am
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U look nice

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May 28, 2014 7:00am
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Thanks Fathima, but you could have told me that in a pm, haha!

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May 29, 2014 6:37pm
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I'm using it as well. I'm 6"6' and weigh about 73kg and it's telling me to eat 4400 a day. I want to put weight on cos I'm kinda scrawny but I dont know whether to increase overall or try to just increase protein :s any ideas?

29 May
Increase overall
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