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Like if I were to eat a bunch of food and had a caloric surplus, by definition I would gain weight, but how much of what food do I need to eat. The same goes for cutting, what food determines whether I lose mostly fat or muscle? I put my details into a macro calculator for cutting and it told me to eat 150g of protein and 180g of carbs, I though I needed to reduce carbs a lot more to lose fat, should I stick with 180g of carbs or should I reduce it further?
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please dont become anorexic you need to eat more than that girl
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Every human body is different, therefore no one can give an exact answer.

The simple answer is, workout while you're increasing your calorie intake to reduce the amount of fat gained.
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Every human body is different, therefore no one can give an exact answer.

The simple answer is, workout while you're increasing your calorie intake to reduce the amount of fat gained.
youre right but that can lead to an unhealthy habit like anorexia with impulsive exercising so be careful
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youre right but that can lead to an unhealthy habit like anorexia with impulsive exercising so be careful
Erh what?

What OP mentioned is normal, that's nowhere near anorexic, in fact that's probably above average. What is it with you and anorexia anyways?
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(Original post by humayun.h)
Like if I were to eat a bunch of food and had a caloric surplus, by definition I would gain weight, but how much of what food do I need to eat. The same goes for cutting, what food determines whether I lose mostly fat or muscle? I put my details into a macro calculator for cutting and it told me to eat 150g of protein and 180g of carbs, I though I needed to reduce carbs a lot more to lose fat, should I stick with 180g of carbs or should I reduce it further?
Lifting weights with progressive overload, eating enough protein and getting enough sleep contributes to building muscle, sadly there will be fat gain alongside muscle gain but you can minimise it if you are sensible (eat at a surplus of 200-300)
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Erh what?

What OP mentioned is normal, that's nowhere near anorexic, in fact that's probably above average. What is it with you and anorexia anyways?
i use to be anorexic and it could lead to that ask a doctor you get happy by how thin youre getting
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considering naturals gain 5-10lb muscle a year. most of your weight gain would be fat and water
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