View Full Version : Is it time to up the calories?

02-01-2007, 05:55 PM
I'm currently bulking, I'm at 146 pounds, and looking to put on 10-15 lbs. Here are the macros from my diet:

Fat: 70 626 25%
Sat: 13 113 5%
Poly: 10 94 4%
Mono: 24 215 9%
Carbs: 290 994 40%
Fiber: 42 0 0%
Protein: 219 876 35%

at 2609, its been 2 weeks, I've hardly gained much weight

I decided to add another half cup of oats and another scoop of peanut butter and reduce some of the whey protein I take in to get a total of 2857 calories per day, is this good progress in terms of upping my calories?

02-01-2007, 06:14 PM
How often are you weighing yourself? When are you weighing yourself?

If you haven't gained in 2 weeks, up your calories by 200-300. Stay at this new intake for a week and after the week is over and you haven't gained, add another 200-300 calories. Once you find a caloric intake in which you are gaining weight, stick with the same intake until you stop gaining and then repeat the process again. You should be trying to gain around 1 pound a week or so. Also, weigh yourself once a week...naked...and in the morning right after you wake up and perhaps go to the bathroom or whatever. This will be your most accurate weight.

02-01-2007, 07:32 PM
If your not gaining then you need to eat more.

Like Scarz said, add 200-300cals/day.

02-01-2007, 08:12 PM
sounds good, I upped it to the amount mentioned, hopefully I'll see some gains this week.

02-01-2007, 08:52 PM
haha bro don't worry about this week so much as say this month or the next couple months. just keep eatin.