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ryan10
11-13-2007, 07:15 PM
Hey guys, first off, yes i have a fitday, but for some reason it wont let me get on and i havent been on in a while. right now, im about 6'1 and 181 pounds, slowly going up to 190, wanna try and keep it almost all muscle gain. tell me what you think:

this is what i had today as with most other days:
breakfast: 1 big slice of home made bananna bread, 1 8oz glass of milk

lunch: 1 grilled cheese sandwich (small-school made) one small bag of lays potato chips(individual school sized) 1 8 oz chocolate milk, 1 small serving of corn.

afternoon snack: small bowl of home-made chicken soup (approximately 2 cups) and 1 kudos bar (chocolate peanut butter, 130 cals, 6g fat)

dinner: 1 large slice of meat loaf, 1 big serving of potatoes, and 1 large serving of corn, 1 12 oz glass of milk:

after workout: PWO shake. 6 oz milk, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1.25 servings of whey.

tell me what you think and what you would change, and if you can a calorie estimate.
thanks,

getb1g
11-13-2007, 07:56 PM
maybe about 2300-2500 calories... looks like a dirty bulk attempt to me.

dpdd
11-13-2007, 08:18 PM
It doesnt look like your getting enough protein.

Notorious
11-13-2007, 08:30 PM
Doesn't look like you're getting enough protein OR calories, but that's just from a glance (I would estimate 2500-3000 calories).

Invain
11-13-2007, 09:28 PM
maybe about 2300-2500 calories... looks like a dirty bulk attempt to me.

Besides the school lunch it doesn't look extremely dirty to me.

OP: How long have you been eating like this, and how much have you gained so far? Calories are a little low for your weight, and the protein might be down a little, (although I don't believe in eating a billion grams like some people on here seem to). Try throwing in a couple more glasses of milk, and definitely try to eat more for breakfast. If you like eggs scramble some up and throw on some cheese. It not make a shake. Even some toast with peanut butter would help.

WORLD
11-13-2007, 09:41 PM
You eat like my grandmother, man. Eat like a 190lb guy not like a 130lb girl.

Bigger breakfast, throw in a nice big 1000 cal shake, and eat more meals like the one you ate for dinner. For 181 lbs, I can imagine you'd need close to 4,000+ cals.

Sidior
11-13-2007, 09:52 PM
-give us more information
-eat more protein
-get more healthy fats

Invain
11-13-2007, 11:10 PM
You eat like my grandmother, man. Eat like a 190lb guy not like a 130lb girl.

Bigger breakfast, throw in a nice big 1000 cal shake, and eat more meals like the one you ate for dinner. For 181 lbs, I can imagine you'd need close to 4,000+ cals.

I'd say 4000 is a little extreme.

Some days I don't even get close to that and I'm still hovering between 190 and 200. It depends on what his goals are. If he wants to blow up like the dough boy then go for 4k calories a day.

Everybody is different but I can gurantee I probably average 3k calories a day if that, and my strength and size has never went backwards.

ryan10
11-14-2007, 04:16 AM
OK, thanks. im 6'1" amd 182 pounds. i want to slowly get to 190 pounds. what is dirty about this diet? looking for some changes if they have to be made

Invain
11-14-2007, 12:10 PM
OK, thanks. im 6'1" amd 182 pounds. i want to slowly get to 190 pounds. what is dirty about this diet? looking for some changes if they have to be made

Potatoe chips, Kudos Bar, chocolate milk.

Like I said, your diet isn't really that bad, but thinks like potatoe chips don't hold much nutritional value. They taste good, thats about it. If you're only eating a little baggy once in a while though, it's really no big deal. Try drinking normal whole milk instead of chocolate milk. Chocolate milk has more calories sure, but its full of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. If you're worried about calores just drink more normal milk.

ryan10
11-14-2007, 01:14 PM
OK, thanks. i usually just have 1 little carton a day at school. ill switch over to regular milk

WORLD
11-14-2007, 01:48 PM
I'd say 4000 is a little extreme.

Some days I don't even get close to that and I'm still hovering between 190 and 200. It depends on what his goals are. If he wants to blow up like the dough boy then go for 4k calories a day.

Everybody is different but I can gurantee I probably average 3k calories a day if that, and my strength and size has never went backwards.

Last time I calculated my maintenance (for 160 lbs) I was supposed to be consuming roughly 3600 cals. That's of course considering my active lifestyle. There a lot of factors that determine how many calories he needs to eat. He should start eating better quality foods, and slowly eating more. He needs to test his own body and learn how much he needs to eat (consistently!)..

SpartanStrength
11-14-2007, 02:03 PM
It definately wouldnt hurt to add another 50-100 g of protein to your diet daily..

Invain
11-14-2007, 05:25 PM
Last time I calculated my maintenance (for 160 lbs) I was supposed to be consuming roughly 3600 cals. That's of course considering my active lifestyle. There a lot of factors that determine how many calories he needs to eat. He should start eating better quality foods, and slowly eating more. He needs to test his own body and learn how much he needs to eat (consistently!)..

I have no idea what you're lifestyle is like, but 3600 would be way over maintenance for most 160 lb people. If you're a professional athelete that practices for hours every day maybe.....

Slim Schaedle
11-14-2007, 05:40 PM
I have no idea what you're lifestyle is like, but 3600 would be way over maintenance for most 160 lb people. If you're a professional athelete that practices for hours every day maybe.....

No, not really.

I am maintaining at 4,000. That comes out to roughly 20 calories/pound bodyweight.

Take his 160 pounds and multiply that by 20.

You get 3200.

Add in an active lifestlye and 3600 doesn't look to high.


(this obviously does not include the nitty gritty science and/or math and takes in account the fact that everyone is different)

Invain
11-14-2007, 05:45 PM
No, not really.

I am maintaining at 4,000. That comes out to roughly 20 calories/pound bodyweight.

Take his 160 pounds and multiply that by 20.

You get 3200.

Add in an active lifestlye and 3600 doesn't look to high.


(this obviously does not include the nitty gritty science and/or math and takes in account the fact that everyone is different)

I've seen other people on here clean bulk with that or less while weighing more than 160.

I must be magical because I don't average 3600 cals a day and haven't began shrinking yet.

Slim Schaedle
11-14-2007, 06:00 PM
My point was that you don't have to be a professional or olympic athlete training for most of the day.

People are different.

Invain
11-14-2007, 06:05 PM
I know, what I said was a little exhaggerated.

I'd rather see somebody start low and get a feel for it however, instead of people telling them to eat 10 million calories a day and turn into a blob.