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aka23
03-23-2003, 06:15 PM
How many calories do you eat in a typical day?

Alex.V
03-23-2003, 06:19 PM
~5500

Ironman8
03-23-2003, 06:41 PM
On workout days, around 2000 calories. On off days, 4000 or so calories.

Ironman8
03-23-2003, 06:42 PM
And don't even get me started on cheat days :D

aka23
03-23-2003, 06:48 PM
I have been unsuccessful at gaining weight on 3200 calories/day and am about to increase to 3300 calories/day.

gopher
03-23-2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by aka23
I have been unsuccessful at gaining weight on 3200 calories/day and am about to increase to 3300 calories/day.
You're going to go up a whole 100 calories per day?!
:)
I think you can go a head and bump it up by 250 - 300 and not have to worry about adding BF. Personally I'd jump it up by about 500 if I were not having any success gaining mass.

aka23
03-23-2003, 09:31 PM
While I have not been gaining weight on the scale, I having been lifting heavier weights. This makes me wonder if I have been losing body fat while gaining muscle, or have been dehydrated while weighing myself (masking the true weight gain). It seems unlikely that I am losing body fat since my most recent skin caliper test was at under 5%. However, being dehydrated seems like a realistic possiblity since I only have weighed myself twice in the past two weeks.

My plan is to see how things go at 3300 calories for a while, and if I need to increase beyond that, then so be it. I do not want to be extremely large. My ideal weight would be about 170lb at 5% BF. I would rather gain muscle slowly than gain a good amount of fat along with the muscle.

PowerManDL
03-23-2003, 09:47 PM
I've been going with the fat boy diet......4500+

AJ_11
03-23-2003, 11:07 PM
I've been on a skinny girl diet.....2000~:(

heathj
03-24-2003, 02:40 AM
I'd guess about 4,000 calories or so.

PeterParker
03-24-2003, 04:46 AM
as long as i get my minimum protien and carbs, ill eat as many calories has i can