View Full Version : Gaining rather than losing

12-02-2005, 05:41 AM
I found something pretty disturbing. With the meal plan I have and the workouts, rather than losing weight I've actually gained 5 lbs. I was thinking that maybe its because I've gained muscle, but I haven't gotten much stronger than when I started last week, and I still haven't gotten back to the weight I was doing before I stopped working out a couple of months ago. So why am I gaining weight? Should I cut my calories more?

Calories Eaten Today
source grams cals %total
Total: 2269
Fat: 70 627 29%
Sat: 31 281 13%
Poly: 7 62 3%
Mono: 24 212 10%
Carbs: 255 908 41%
Fiber: 28 0 0%
Protein: 165 658 30%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

That's discluding dinner and the protein shakes. With the protein shakes thats about 245 grams of proetin. Now I'm thinking about bringing my calories into the 1500 - 2000 range (without dinner).

12-02-2005, 08:15 AM
You got to count everything that goes in. If your eating 500 calories in a shake and a 1000 calorie dinner, then thats a ton of cals for someone trying to lose weight.

12-02-2005, 10:23 AM
fact if you are gaining weight you are in a calorie surplus. count your cals everything for a week if you gain weight lower them until you find you maintanance. then as im presuming ure cutting deduct 500 or 10/20%