[quote]Professor X wrote:
and how is that going to help me get bigger … [/quote]
Go ahead, keep asking all of the really good questions…while completely ignoring answering the questions from others that matter…like the guy above who asked what you do for a living.
You avoided answering him…as if you really couldn’t grasp why he asked.
That tells us alot about you…mostly that you are completely clueless and the last thing completely clueless people need to do is make this complicated.
You need more food.
You need to NOT be afraid to eat.
Quit asking dumbass questions and start eating.[/quote]
That and not realizing that people need different caloric amounts to gain. One person might need 250 calories over maintenance and another might need 1,000. Calculators don’t take into account the EXACT type of training, physiology, and lifestyle someone has.
They’ll usually ask something like, “How many hours per week do you engage in intensive activities?” and “How many hours per week do you engage in cardiovascular activities?” These are just vague, general questions. Age might be a help, but you might have a 40 year old with a raging metabolism (These sort of people do exist. I’ve even met some 50 year olds as thin as rails.) and a 25 year old with a sluggish metabolism.
I post less on forums because I’ve lost the energy to get my point across to people, considering that we now have grown adults that can’t grasp the some of the most basic concepts available to mankind. There are still threads in which people are asking about how to warm up!
Also… if you formulated a diet according to what you read in a DECENT nutrition article, shouldn’t you judge the format of your diet according to what you just read? Perhaps I’m a little put off by these types of questions because I’m a nutrition professional; to me, it seems like people asking others to work for free! When someone asks us, “How does my diet look?” - in order for that to be answered we or I have to take out our calculators and evaluate the macronutrient percentages of the diet you constructed versus the percentages you actually want the diet to be made up of. We also have to look at your food choices as well; maybe some nutrient timing stuff too (eg, peri-workout). Most nutritionists and dietitians charge 150 to 300 for initial consultations and asssessments and 75 to 150 for follow-ups.
My advice is to:
- read some good articles and books
- talk to some experienced people IN REAL LIFE - IN THE GYM - or at fitness related events
- and ABOVE ALL, apply the information you got from 1 and 2!