View Full Version : Should I get more calories?
01-17-2003, 01:02 AM
When I work out I keep loosing weight. I am 152lb. now I dont what to cut right now and am looking to get some weight on. Should I eat about 3000 cal per day? I don't know what I eat now but Im going to eat more from now. Also I am going to start eating alot more protein foods now. Any tips on what to eat for protein? Thanks.
01-17-2003, 03:07 AM
protien-chicken, lean beef, dairy, eggs, fish
carbs--oats, sweet potatoes, veggies, beans, pasta (ww), brown rice, ww bread
fats--fish oil, flax oil, olive oil, nuts, natty pb, oily fish like salmon
If you are still losing weight then just keep eating more until you are gaining.
01-17-2003, 04:11 AM
Are you also getting stronger in your workouts? Then there´s nothing wrong with losing weight, otherwise raise your calory intake in about 500kcal steps weekwise until you start getting stronger. If you gain more than around 1kg (~2 pounds) a week you´re mostly gaining fat.
It depends what your strategy will look like, either you don´t care about fat while bulking and cut later(which could cost you muscle-mass in the end) or you just eat about 500kcal above maintenance level(think that is preferable bec you always stay in acceptable shape and don´t have to do gross cutting in the end).
For that you´d have to find your maintenance level, just keep raising your calory intake weekwise until you keep your weight. Then you can go from there.
Try to get a 40/30/30 ratio of carbo/protein/fat and eat the stuff Bradley mentioned.
01-17-2003, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by Dan Dragon
Are you also getting stronger in your workouts? Then there´s nothing wrong with losing weight
I would think that this would depend on your goals, but it sounds as though he is wanting to gain LBM. I would think that losing weight would matter if this is the case.
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