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scotusch
06-14-2007, 04:37 PM
I have been lifting for over a year now, and while I have seen lots of gains, I have never taken the time to really pay close attention to my diet.

Over the next week or so, I plan to use Fitday and report my results here, so that I can get some feedback from you guys.

Just thought I would create the thread now, for some extra motivation for me!

See you back here when I have some numbers to share.

markdk86
06-14-2007, 04:40 PM
I love you for knowing to go to fitday without being told so.

scotusch
06-15-2007, 09:25 AM
Decided to update the thread each day. Here are my FitDay totals from yesterday.

grams cals %total
Total: 3163
Fat: 74 663 22%
Sat: 13 120 4%
Poly: 2 22 1%
Mono: 4 33 1%
Carbs: 428 1591 53%
Fiber: 31 0 0%
Protein: 191 765 25%

I am not sure if I should be posting any other information from FitDay--if so, please let me know.

As background, I am 6' and am not too sure of my weight right now (would guess between 185 and 195). I will try to hop on a scale and perhaps also post some pics as I continue to post the FitDay information.

As it is summer, I think I am interested in doing a "slow" bulk of sorts.

Mr. D
06-15-2007, 10:24 AM
You have any idea of maintenance?

Haha 10lbs is a big range of weight!

Diet looks good though for a slow bulk, that is if you are eating over maintenance. For a slow bulk, I would only eat 5-10% over maintenance.

The only changes I would make are: Up your overall fat intake to about 85-95g a day by upping your poly fats. They are too low, i assume you are not taking fish oil. Add 6-10g of fish oil daily. You can subtract the cals from carbs.

Since you are getting 31g of fibre a day, i assume you are eating a fair amount of veggies?

scotusch
06-15-2007, 11:28 AM
Sorry about being unsure about my weight.

A month ago I was a little more than 195, but I took a few weeks off from the weight room due to finals and moving apartments.

Depending on my weight, I would guess my maintenance is between 2400 and 2800 calories; so, around 3000 calories should be about right for an additional 5-10%, I think.

Thanks for the fish oil tip, I will have to pick some up. Any suggestion on where to get it from--does brand matter?

Mr. D
06-15-2007, 11:37 AM
You can get fish oil anywhere, atlarge nutrition sells it as well.

As far as maintenance goes, again 2400-2800 is a big range.

If your maintence is 2400, then eating 3100 cals is nearly 30% increase. If its 2800, then 3100 cals is 10% increase.

Since you are unsure, start out eating 2600 cals. See what happens. If no gain add 150 cals.

scotusch
06-15-2007, 11:45 AM
Points all taken.

I just ordered a scale, so I can track my weight more easily.

I'll probably go with the atlarge brand, as I need to get some more Nitrean, as well.

Thanks for the help.

markdk86
06-15-2007, 12:05 PM
Mmm Nitrean, so delicious. I always knocked it until I finally bought some.