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Calories for Gaining Weight


anyone know how many calories you would need to eat over your daily calories expenditure to gain weight, so thats its mostly muscle.

i burn 3000 cals a day so i added 10% for my metabolism which left me at 3300.

how many would you guys recomend me eating i was thinking around 4500.

ive gained weight b4 on over 5000 cals but i put on too much fat with alot of muscle.
so i was thinking of eating less cals so less fat will be stored.


I don't think too many people will respond to this because there is so much info here if you look for it. Do a search for massive eating. Or search for Berardi, you'll find what you're looking for.


Here's a link for one of many calculators available: