I get this question A LOT so I just want to clarify something for you all on Macronutrients--carbohydra
This is a tricky subject and everyone is different depending on their age, height, weight, body build, activity levels & goals....but for those of you who are wanting to build muscle and lean out...this is what I would SUGGEST:
Which body type are you???
Ectomorph: If you're an ectomorph, you're naturally thin with skinny limbs and a high tolerance for carbohydrates. Usually, your metabolic rate is fast. A good starting macronutrient ratio for you would be something like 25% protein, 55% carbs and 20% fat.
Mesomorph: Mesomorphs are naturally muscular and athletic. They have a moderate carbohydrate tolerance and a moderate metabolic rate. Mesomorphs can usually start at a 30% protein, 40% carb, 30% fat macronutrient ratio.
Endomorph: If you're naturally broad and thick, you're probably an endomorph. Endomorphs have a low carbohydrate tolerance and a slow metabolic rate. If you're an endomorph, try a ratio of 35% protein, 25% carbs and 40% fat.
After you know these percentages & know the # of calories you should be eating for YOU and YOUR goals...you're all set Need help?? Message me...I'm always here to lend a helping hand with this stuff--remember..I have my Masters in Nutrition! content.