View Full Version : Confused about calories.

01-25-2006, 07:52 PM
I don't even know if this makes any sense.

Currently 6'0 186lbs

I had been consuming about 3k-4k calories, i'd wake up eat a pre-workout meal.. than go to the gym.. than eat a post workout meal.. than 3 hours later i'd eat again.. eat diner than eat a late night snack..

my weight went from 170-180 back to 170 on a weekly basis

I went to the gym once and talked with this kid.. and he told me he gained 20lbs in 2 months with lasagna i didnt believe him.

So about 2 weeks later i started to eat one of those microwavable lasagna things for my post workout and changed nothing else.

Since than i've gained 8 1/2 lbs in 3 1/2 weeks.. where before i never have..

Also i've noticed a considerably gain on my strength

I dont understand why this is.. the calories are the same.. and protein consumtion too.. in yet now i am gaining.. a little of it is fat .. but its easily toned, i started to throw in some extensives abs and now my abs look better than they did before.. and my weight hasnt dropped..

With this said.. is it the foods you consume... when consumed.. the amount of calories and/or proteins.. etc etc.. Any help would be greatly appriciated

01-25-2006, 07:54 PM
You're not tracking accurately. Or you weren't until now.

01-25-2006, 09:34 PM
Is my silent assumption that the Microwave Lasagne contains 500000mg sodium correct? If so, I may know the answer.

That, or, as B said above, you weren't tracking cals very well.

01-26-2006, 02:22 PM
I always kept very close tabs as to what i was eating, calories, calories from fat, protien and i always tryied to keep them simular each day and week that i was on that diet plan so i could accuratly see if it was working.

edit: Also when i was eating these foods.

The food is 800 calores / 220 from fat, 55g of protein and 1900 mg of sodium

01-26-2006, 03:37 PM
1900mg of sodium at once is alot, and will aid in making you hold water.

01-26-2006, 07:24 PM
So given it aids in holding water.. just in a general sense.. any downsides.. any possible benefits and how long does it hold it for..

01-26-2006, 07:27 PM

01-26-2006, 11:13 PM
wow.. never knew.. thanks very helpful