View Full Version : Diet on off days

07-12-2006, 12:10 PM
I've started trying to do a clean bulk. My maint is 2500 cal so i'm eating 3000 per day. I go to the gym 4 days/week. The other days im pretty much in front of a computer all day on my butt. Should I stick to 2500 on my off days or keep doing the 3000? Im 153lbs/34 yrs old/5'8". I just started using fitday.com. Here is my journal (http://www.fitday.com/webfit/publicjournals.html?Owner=sreichardt). Please let me know if this is looking right for a clean bulk.

Thanks! I'm glad I found this site. Cleared up alot of questions I've had over the last couple years of working out.

07-12-2006, 12:27 PM
same as lifting days

07-12-2006, 01:18 PM
You heal/repair/build muscle while resting, so yes you need to tools to do that on your off days. Food is what muscles are made of, so eat.

07-12-2006, 02:52 PM
yep, same on off days as on days, because the off days is when you're actually growing bigger.

only time it might vary is if you're on a cutting phase and doing some sort of carb cycling to avoid that 'low carb' feeling while still limiting carbs for best fat burning.