Carb, Protein, and Fat Ratio For Weight Loss and Muscle Gain
A Dietitian Explains the Macro Breakdowns You Should Follow to Lose Weight and Build Muscle
To Build Muscle
"For muscle gain, a high carbohydrate diet is preferred, so that is the main source of energy that muscles will use," he said. "So, the opposite of weight loss carb-protein-fat ratio is recommended here. A diet that is higher in carbohydrates, and lower in protein and fat, is ideal."
To build muscle, he recommends a general macro breakdown of 55 percent carbs, 25 percent protein, and 20 percent fat.