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Munky
10-18-2005, 11:03 AM
I have a diet layed out that consists of 4411 calories. It would have 198g fat 435g carbs 250g protein. I weight right now 150lbs how does that break down look? These are the foods i would be eating:

Breakfast 1
Eggs, whole, cooked, scrambled
Oats, raw
Orange juice drink
Banana, raw

Meal 2:
Yogurt, plain, whole milk
Peanuts, all types, raw

Lunch 3:
Bologna and cheese sandwich, with spread
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, stewed, skin eaten
Rice, brown, medium-grain, cooked

Pre Workout 4:
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Banana, raw

Dinner 5:
Turkey, all classes, meat only, cooked, roasted
Potatoes, mashed, home-prepared, whole milk added
Corn, raw

Before bed:
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat
Milk, NFS
Bread, white

Anthony
10-18-2005, 11:22 AM
How many calories are you eating now and what's your progress been like? I'm asking because if you are eating much less than this now, you may want to make small increments until you gain at your desired rate. Otherwise looks okay to me.

New_Sport
10-18-2005, 11:37 AM
4400 cals seems like a lot to me for someone weighing 150 pounds. 200g fats does too. If you are gaining too much fat then cut the cals down.

dw06wu
10-18-2005, 12:15 PM
Unless what Anthony said was true, I wouldn't immediately jump from ~2000-2500 up to 4400. You may get unwanted fat gain. Better to start smaller and then have to bump it up due to sub par mass gain than to gain too much fat at first.

TOBART
10-18-2005, 12:44 PM
I'm 152lbs and my diet looks very similar to yours. The macros are near identical and I'm getting 4500-5000 cals a day. I've been eating like this for over a year now and I've recently been putting on a pound a week.

LAM
10-18-2005, 01:09 PM
I would start at 10% over maintenance then keep increasing by 10% each week until weight gain occurs and monitor your body fat

Munky
10-18-2005, 01:33 PM
Ok thanks for the advice guys. :)

spencerjrus
10-18-2005, 01:34 PM
I needed over 4000 cals to gain at 150 lbs, its not unusual at all.

LAM
10-18-2005, 02:03 PM
I needed over 4000 cals to gain at 150 lbs, its not unusual at all.

I would say it is, i'm 250 and gain at 4k cals

spencerjrus
10-18-2005, 02:08 PM
I would say it is, i'm 250 and gain at 4k cals



How does the exception prove the rule? You're a 30 something year old endo/mesomorph. Whereas me and the OP are 18 year old ectomorphs, for people like us, it is not unusual to require above 4k cals to bulk, even at low weights.

HILL
10-18-2005, 02:26 PM
As almost everything in this game every1 is different

method115
03-14-2006, 11:56 AM
Yep i need 3800-4000 cals to maintain 155 at 5'11. One day i got drunk and didn't feel like eating ot much the next day and ended up getting 2,900 cals and i lost 1 pound cause of it. I've heard of poeple getting like 8,000 cals I imagine i'll need that much to get to my goal of 210.

Benji
03-14-2006, 03:18 PM
Yep i need 3800-4000 cals to maintain 155 at 5'11. One day i got drunk and didn't feel like eating ot much the next day and ended up getting 2,900 cals and i lost 1 pound cause of it. I've heard of poeple getting like 8,000 cals I imagine i'll need that much to get to my goal of 210.

You weigh yourself everyday? Usually you will find one pound up and one pound down if you weigh yourself everyday, by the sounds of it, you do. I personally weigh myself every 2 - 3 weeks.

Roddy
03-14-2006, 09:54 PM
Everyone is differnt i'm steady at 185lbs with 3500+ cals.

Roddy
03-14-2006, 09:59 PM
I'm 152lbs and my diet looks very similar to yours. The macros are near identical and I'm getting 4500-5000 cals a day. I've been eating like this for over a year now and I've recently been putting on a pound a week.

LIFT HEAVIER!

teenathlete3030
03-15-2006, 07:45 AM
if i eat 1000 cals over maintenance one day (lifting day), can I eat mainenance the next day (non lifting) and have it average out to 500 over per day. If I don't lift it shouldnt make a difference. Im asking because it happened last night. I ate 1000 cals over mainenance and am wondering if I can eat just maintenance today and have the extra from yesturday carry over. Can it work like that?

WBBIRL
03-15-2006, 09:43 AM
Eating over 2500-3K cals makes me gain weight pretty good. Im at 295 and to lose I have to be at or just under 2K.