i’m not training to be a body builder or power lifter per-se, but i want to raise my lifts as much as possible in the gym. i checked out Berardi’s massive eating calculater, and it says i should be eating ~3500 calories a day. i’ve also heard that you want at least a gram of protein for each lb. you weigh. so, six meals a day of ~660 calories, with 30 grams of protein with each meal.
also, its good to get ur fruits/vegis/fiber etc.
which brings me to my question: when one is just eating for performance, does it matter if one gets any “extra” calories, or is it just a matter of getting enough. should i shy away from getting a pint of ice cream for dessert in the evenings or does it really matter? would eating candy in addition to my diet really change things? again, i’m not worrying about fat.