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intensity
03-14-2002, 01:19 PM
I'm on my second bulking diet (ever) and I noticed something weird. The first time I bulked, I got up as high as about 180lbs. The amount of calories that I was eating then at 180lbs was about 500 more calories than I am eating right now. The thing is, right now I am about 160lbs. How is that possible? How could just a 500 calorie difference make a 20 pound difference? What am I not understanding here?

Thanks in advance.

Manipul8r
03-14-2002, 01:37 PM
lol, your post has confused me..




but from what i can make out i would say maybe chages in your metabolism? whats your age?

intensity
03-14-2002, 01:48 PM
lol, I figured I wasn't the only one not understanding this. I'm 19, and still the same height that I was then, which is 5'11.

The exact same diet that I ate to get to and/or maintain 180lbs about a year ago, is the same diet, minus 500 calories, that is currently allowing me to maintain 160lbs. Are those last 500 calories magic calories or something?

Cue-Ball
03-14-2002, 04:33 PM
Are you eating the same kinds of foods? 500 calories of Big Mac is not the same as 500 calories of lean chicken breast or cottage cheese. Perhaps your metabolism is higher now? Perhaps your level of activity is higher now? When you were 180 was it pure muscle or was it a fair amount of fat?

intensity
03-15-2002, 07:59 AM
Cue-ball, yup, basically all the same foods at all the same times. When I was at 180lbs my body fat was a lot higher than it is now (just finsihed bulking then).