My small adjustment to 50-30-20 might have worked well for me simply because I have an endo mesomorph body type and I'm a bit carbohydrate sensitive, but it also worked for the vast majority of my 600+ personal coaching protégés. The combination of my personal experience with the results from my clients convinced me that this ratio was the best place to start and it became the "baseline" of the BFFM program.
If fat loss is your number one goal and you want to achieve it the healthy way without losing muscle or energy, then you can't go wrong with 50-55% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 15-20% fat as your starting point.
These numbers are not intended as a rigid prescription; for fast metabolism types, 55% carbohydrates or the classic 60% carbohydrates works well. For others, 45% carbohydrates is a better place to start. Your ratios might need to be adjusted slightly depending on your body type. But before you can make any adjustments for your body type and goals, you must first establish a starting point or "baseline."
The starting point for an effective fat-burning and muscle-building diet, often called a "baseline diet" is 50-55% carbs, 30%protein, and 15-20% fat.
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