Calculate Your Recommended Carbohydrate Intake
Recomended Carbohydrate Intake Formula:
Body Weight * 1.5 grams of carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are a crucial ingredient in the development of strength and size for bodybuilders and weight lifters alike. We have all heard about “good carbs” and “bad carbs,” but are you sure which carbohydrates are good and which are bad? I like to stick with long-lasting carbohydrates from foods such as:
- Brown Rice
- Kidneys Beans
As mush as I love fruit, I try to keep it to 2-3 servings of fruit per day. I also do not eat sugary food as I try to get the majority of my carbohydrates ingested daily from the sources above.
The amount of carbohydrates needed does indeed vary on the individual. If you are looking to cut muscle, you may want to stick with the 40/40/20 rule where 40% of your total daily calories come from lean proteins, 40% of your total daily calories come from good carbs and 20% of your total daily calories come from good fats. Others go by the rule of 1 – 2.5 grams of carbohydrates per pound of body weight.
The carbohydrate calculator below will calculate your recommended carbohydrate intake per pound of body weight using 2.5 grams of carbohydrate per pound of bodyweight.