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caculations for weight gain

You have all heard that to gain weight, it is a simple equation of calories in vs calories expended. What is the actual equation? Basal Metabolic Rate(BMR) + Thermal Effect of Food(TEF) + Calories expended from exercise = The number of calories that you must shoot for?

Super: It’s in J.B.'s “Massive Eating” and “Appetite For Construction” articles. He gives detailed explanations for each part of the equation. He even gives ways you can manipulate the equation based on your level of activity. Cool stuff!