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Figure 3

From: Perceived protein needs and measured protein intake in collegiate male athletes: an observational study

Figure 3

Recommended vs. Actual Macronutrient Intake. The recommended macronutrient distribution for athletes compared to measured macronutrient intakes. Recommended carbohydrate intake was calculated as a percentage of total energy intake based on the minimum recommended carbohydrate intake for athletes (i.e. 6 g/kg/d) [9], body weight, and total energy intake. The upper limit for fat intake was set at 35% based on recommendations [9]. Recommended protein intake was calculated as a percentage of total energy intake based on the upper end of the recommended range for protein intake athletes (i.e. 1.7 g/kg/d) [9], body weight, and total energy intake.

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