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elzz
11-09-2006, 02:52 AM
Here's my plan fer eating.. this is the first time im gonna record and calculate what im eating.
I'm 22, 140lbs.. goal to gain 20lbs lean mass

Total calories: 3000
Protien (25%) 750cals, 187.5g
Fat (25%) 750cals, 83g
Carbs (50%) 1500cals, 375g

I probably am currently only eating like 1800 cals or soemthing.. so im hoping for some improvement when i start eating 3000.

RedSpikeyThing
11-09-2006, 08:19 AM
Looks good - you hit all your minimums. Is there any particular reason you are using a percentage scheme?

ddegroff
11-09-2006, 10:14 AM
Looks good, but I wouldnt just up your cals by 1200 in one week.

Personally I would 600 then 600 again in a couple of weeks.

elzz
11-09-2006, 08:35 PM
Looks good - you hit all your minimums. Is there any particular reason you are using a percentage scheme?

When you say i hit all my minimums.. just wondering what you think my minimums are. I think 120g of protien is my minimum, im not sure about my min for the rest.
Dunno why im using a percentage scheme.. it just works the best with the types of foods i eat. I tend to eat alot of carbs. Here's my fitday output for today. I'm short on protien today, but its an improvement from my regular calorie numbers.

Total: 2353cal
Fat: 58g 525cal 24%
Carbs: 334g 1300cal 60%
Protein: 90g 358cal 16%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

Holto
11-09-2006, 09:38 PM
The industry is pretty set on macro %'tages.

We are a little ahead of the curve on this one because BUILT was way ahead of the curve.

ddegroff
11-09-2006, 11:25 PM
Minimum's:

.5g/lb of lbm for fat
1.5g/lb of lbm for protein

Fill in the rest with whatever you want.

elzz
11-15-2006, 06:44 PM
Been eating 3000 cals a day now for the last few days.. already seeing improvement. I've noticed im taking in way too many carbs tho, so im gonna switch to a different protien powder that doesnt have so much carbs.

I also got a tan a couple days ago.. could be the reason i think i look better. haha

ddegroff
11-15-2006, 07:18 PM
Sounds like a good plan.

haha, nice a tan. how the mind plays with us.

RedSpikeyThing
11-16-2006, 08:13 AM
Been eating 3000 cals a day now for the last few days.. already seeing improvement. I've noticed im taking in way too many carbs tho, so im gonna switch to a different protien powder that doesnt have so much carbs.

I also got a tan a couple days ago.. could be the reason i think i look better. haha

Unless you're carb cycling, there is no such thing as too many carbs! Again, hit your minimums (0.5 g fat/lb LBM, 1g/lb LBM protein) and fill the rest with whatever you like.

Roddy
11-18-2006, 03:12 PM
ratio to LBM is crucial.