View Full Version : Calories?

11-10-2004, 04:44 PM
Ok after figuring out how much calroies/protein/fat/carbs i need for my diet, i did extra studying and read that you need 3500 calories to gain 1 lb of bodyweight. Right now im 166lbs and i want to reach 180lbs by march. But i dont want to gain anymore fat, actually, i want to convert most of the fat on my body to muscle that i can use instead of having this extra flab.

Right now this is whatt i have:

Calories: 2890g
Protein: 180g
Carbs: 398g
Fat: 64g

Thats using the Bodyweight x 17 method, can someone put this into retrospect if im missing out on something or if thats a good diet for gaining 1/2lb. a week? (After 5 weeks)

11-10-2004, 07:01 PM
You don't convert fat to muscle. You burn fat, build muscle. Choose which you wanna do and stick to that. I'd say that looks like a decent bulking split, altho I'd shoot for a little bit higher fat a fewer carbs. Just try it out and see where it lands you in 2 weeks, then adjust from there.

11-10-2004, 07:13 PM
I figure i need the higher amount of carbs for more energy storage while doing my agility exersises i do everyday (sprints, drills, etc..) than my weight lifting routine.

11-10-2004, 07:22 PM
Well that's understandable, just make sure that the fats you're getting are from good sources (fish oil, flax, etc...)

11-10-2004, 07:46 PM
Lower your carbs 100g and you'll still have plenty of energy, as well as cutting 400calories out.

Try it for 2 weeks and see if you lose wt.

11-10-2004, 07:50 PM
I dont want to loose weight, i want to gain weight lol.

11-11-2004, 12:41 PM
There's no way of telling whether or not that is the right amount of calories you will need to gain a 1/2 a pound a week! Only you would know that.

I would suggest eating 300 cals over maintenance for two weeks. Then adjust according to your gains. If you don't know what your maintenance is I suggest you find out. Just count calories over the next week or two without doing anything different. Take the average, that's your maintenance. Add 3 - 500 cals a day to maintenance for your bulk.