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I am 18, 5 foot 9 inches, 237 pounds and 33.7% body fat. I need help finding out what my macronutrients should be? I want to stick to a high protein diet but I’m wondering on to what my macronutrients should look like. – Jimmy



I’d like to say that some defined ratio of carbohydrates, fats and proteins (the three macronutrients) will affect weight loss. However, your weight loss issues could be due to several other variables besides just diet and macronutrients. It is likely that your excess weight is due to genetics, lifestyle, activity level as well as your diet.

Try paying attention to what goes in your mouth at each meal, and make the best choices available. This curbs excess intake, which leads to weight gain, for most people.

Focus on consuming 30 or more grams fiber and under 60 grams Fat DAILY at your target calorie level 500 Calories less than what you are eating currently. – Debbie J., MS, RD

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Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.



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