View Full Version : Beginners mistake while gaining weight

03-14-2002, 10:46 PM
I found this the hard way. After my first month i've gained good 9 -10 pounds, after that i've started to browse throught the forums/articles and saw that people eat tons of protein. Afcource i started to chow down. But one of my big mistakes was that i eat enought protein but not enough calories.
This was my diet for second month where i lost 1 pound. (I had a little cold but nothing much) I weight 119 i eat about 160 - 200 grams of protein per day but when it came to calories my intake was only 1800 - 2500 at the most.
The most important thing you can do is eat balanced foods in my opinion. I got all caught up in protein but forgot about calories. I thought i'd just share that with the newcomers.

03-15-2002, 11:23 AM
You are eating too much protein now. You should be eating 1g of protein of each pound of body weight. which means you should only be eating 119g of protein.

Don't forget about eating essential fats and complex carbs.