View Full Version : how much should I eat ?
07-10-2007, 04:22 PM
This is my first time posting. I have been dieting for the last year and a half, I've lost 160lbs and have been trying to build as much muscle and lose as much fat as I can. It went great at first, but I am now having trouble putting on any more muscle. I am wondering if I am not eating enough calories now ( maybe I have been stuck in dieting mode to long)? I weigh 195 I am 6'5" and I eat around 2000 to 2500 calories and under 40 grams of fat per day. Is that not enough ? Thanks for any help.
07-10-2007, 04:24 PM
No, its not enough. I cut on 3k day.
Increase your calories if your not gaining.
My maintenance cals is around 2800-3100 and im only 180lbs.
07-10-2007, 04:27 PM
Mine is 3600 but I'm 230lbs.
07-10-2007, 04:31 PM
Thanks, I was afraid I wasn't eating enough, but wasn't sure. I also wondered if I should start taking any supplements for calories instead of food. Right now I am only taking whey protein before and after working out, should I add anything else ?
07-10-2007, 04:33 PM
More food. Maybe Fishoil and a Multi V
07-10-2007, 06:34 PM
I would up the fats CONSIDERABLY, like double-time.
If you know your bf%, then go with 0.5g/lbm, if you dont go with 0.45g/bw.
He means good fats though. Not a BigMac.
Salmon, other fishy, peanutbutter
07-10-2007, 08:04 PM
I weight 195lb and 2000 calories isn't enough. I eat between 3000-3600 everyday. You could add yogurt or tuna to each meal. 170x4.......680 extra calories or both like I do. 1360 extra calories.
07-11-2007, 11:21 AM
160lbs in a year and a half is a hell of an accomplishment!
Add some lean high protein foods, and some good fat sources to your diet and you should start gaining.
07-11-2007, 01:38 PM
Thanks it seemed to take forever while I was doing it, but now that I look back it went pretty fast.
I go to the gym 4 to 5 days a week and I just pair up two body parts each time. I generally do Chest/Biceps, Legs/Back, Shoulders/Triceps and then Chest and Legs again. I normally do 3 sets of 3 different exercises per muscle group. Does this sound like the right way to go at it to you?
07-12-2007, 01:16 AM
I honestly dont like the split you have going but other people might say diffrently. If i go with a split like that I would do
3 day split Mix it up
07-12-2007, 03:49 PM
Thanks I'll try one of those.
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