View Full Version : Bulking and calories from fat

02-19-2007, 06:19 PM
I'm 135 lbs, 5'5, and bulking on 5000 calories. Needless to say, I have a freakishly fast metabolism. After two weeks on this diet I haven't gained an ounce. I'm getting more than adequate protein (180+ grams per day) and healthy fats. I'm probably going to bump up the calories yet again. But before I do that, I have one little problem. About half of my calories come from fat, mostly the healthy sort. Is this detrimental to bulking at all? Or is it really true when they say a calorie is a calorie? Thanks guys.

02-19-2007, 06:23 PM
how are you tracking your calories? are you sure your gettin 5000 cals that insane that your not gaining wiht thta many cals at 135

02-19-2007, 08:05 PM
Yep. I write them all in a little journal. It ranges from 4900 to 5100 daily. I've done this before, I started as a 110 pound weakling, it's just that I need more now. I do have several health problems that make me require more calories, but otherwise don't really interfere with bulking. What I'm concerned about is the possibility that consuming too much fat can be detrimental to a bulk.

02-20-2007, 05:19 PM

02-20-2007, 06:03 PM
As long as it's good fats, it shouldn't be a problem.

PS That is a TON of food. You should get your thyroid checked.

02-20-2007, 06:23 PM
You should get your thyroid checked.:withstupi

02-20-2007, 06:57 PM
I just made the appointment to get my thyroid levels checked. I guess that IS a ton of food for someone my size. And its good to know that I can still eat all the fat I want, haha. Thanks guys.

02-20-2007, 09:30 PM
What exactly are all the calories coming from if only 700-800 calories are from protein?

So you really eat 180 grams of protein, 277 grams of fat, and only 400-450 grams of carbs? If that's accurate, you better get that thyroid checked.

02-21-2007, 11:22 PM
Yeah, that's really close to what I eat, BCC. I have an appointment next week. I want to bulk, this is ridiculous. I looked up the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and it freaked me out because I have many of them. :bang: