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Table 1 Dietary recommendations for bodybuilding contest preparation

From: Evidence-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding contest preparation: nutrition and supplementation

Diet component Recommendation
Protein (g/kg of LBM) 2.3-3.1 [33]
Fat (% of total calories) 15-30% [5, 59]
Carbohydrate (% of total calories) remaining
Weekly weight loss (% of body weight) 0.5-1% [13, 16]
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