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Calories VS Macros watch

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    Currently doing 5x5 program for a few weeks without noticing any significant changes (my diet is crap).

    Worked out through various channels (YouTube) that I need to be eating approx 2500 calories a day, to gain muscle. Consisting of 250grams of Protein, 200grams of Carbohydrates and 70grams of Fat.

    Besides eating two Chicken breasts a day, I thought it would be easier to drink 2 shakes a day to get the extra 100 grams of Protein.

    With Whey on (MyProtein) one serving is approximately 45 grams of Protein but 2300 calories per serving.

    If I made 2 shakes I would be well over 5000 calories a day to fit my Macros using food and supplements.

    Do I care more about the 2500 figure or the Macros ?!

    P,S, any good tips for food that would fit my macros/ any good tips for choosing a sensible Whey (cheaper would be nice).


    Thanks a ton !


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    Macronutrients are the same as calories in the sense that, 1g of protein is 4 calories, 1g of fat is 9 calories and 1g of carbohydrates is 4 calories.


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