I've been maintaining my weight for the last few weeks. I've been eating low carbs on the weekdays, and whatever I want on the weekends. It's been working pretty well for me actually. I feel as if I could use some extra calories for recovery, so I was just gonna add in an extra 2 protien + shakes w/water a day.
Now, I'm thinking that this extra 520 calories per day probably isn't going to make me gain weight, although it might, but only for a short while. I also don't think protien gets stored as fat like excess carbs do.
So will this extra 500 help in my recovery? Or will it possibly cause me to gain more muscle while not gaining fat? I dunno. Usually when people add calories to thier diet, it is a mix of macros.
I don't believe that a calorie is just a calorie anymore after doing a lot of reading about keto, which is why I think something different would happen if I were to add an extra 500 calories per day of carbs, or even a mix of p/f/c or any of the two.