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03-17-2005, 10:39 AM
When your in a bulking stage......do you want to increase your Calories (500-1000 more each day) and keep your grams of Fat at a minimal while also taking in alot of protein and carb?

Ive always been confused about this....

03-17-2005, 10:41 AM
Increase everything. Keep your same ratios (assuming they were good to begin with). Although try to get your new extra fats from good sources omega-3's and 6's. Fish oil, olive oil, flax seed oil, ect. You can also find these in assorted nuts.

Oh, and I'm moving this to the diet forum.

03-17-2005, 11:02 AM
If you don't currently get enough fat, adding things such as Chase suggested is an excellent way to increase your calories with ease.

Also, I'd suggest perhaps increasing your calories a little slower than an immediate 1000 a day. Perhaps increase your daily intake by a few hundred weekly, ultimately shooting for about 1/2lb weight gain per week.

03-17-2005, 11:19 AM
Yes, a immediate jump of 1000 calories a day may seem overwhelming making you less likely to stick to it.

03-17-2005, 12:10 PM
Fat is definitely vital to the bulking stage; be sure not to put it at 'minimal' amounts.