I am in the process of developing my diet for an upcoming cutting cycle. However, while doing the calculations, I came across something that stumped me. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Estimated BMR (4,000 Calories/Day)
Caloric Restriction (1,000 Calories/Day)
Total Calories (3,000 Calories/Day)
Meal Frequency (6 Meals/Day)
Macronutrient Distribution = 40% Protein, 40% Carbohydrate (Complex with post-workout meal being the exception), 20% Fat (1/3 Saturated, 1/3 Monounsaturated, 1/3 EFA)
Protein = 3.9 Calories/Gram
Carbohydrate = 3.9 Calories/Gram
Fat = 8.8 Calories/Gram
1 Ounce = 28.35 Grams
Therefore, a typical meal would look like this:
Protein = 200 (200/3.9 = 51.28 grams) (51.28/28.35 = 1.81 Ounces)
Carbs = 200 (200/3.9 = 51.28 grams) (51.28/28.35 = 1.81 Ounces)
Fat = 100 (100/8.8 = 11.36 grams) (11.36/28.35 = 0.40 Ounces)
I was feeling good about this until I looked at a nutrition information label on some sliced turkey. The label stated that 1 ounce of the product only had 7.86 grams of protein. Therefore, my 1.81 Ounce portion would have had 14.23 grams of protein. Naturally, I was dumbfounded as I had thought that I was getting 51.28 grams of protein per meal. Obviously, I left out an important variable in my calculations. Please help assist me in pointing out my error. It is late and I am tired so the solution may present itself in the morning (errr, a bit later in the morning ). Thank you for your input.