[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Did that for 3 weeks and haven’t gained a pound however my muscles did get bigger[/quote]
Does not compute. You haven’t gained a pound, but your muscles got bigger? Do you think they got bigger or have you taken measurements? (But that’s really a side issue since actually gaining pounds is the immediate goal.)
Bottom line is that if you’re not moving the scale, you’re not taking in enough calories. I checked your post history and a few months ago, you wrote about “uncontrollable shaking.” Whatever happened with that? From what you described, it sounded a bit like hypoglycemia, but that’s a wild guess.
Are you still doing jiujitsu?
It’s not all that hard to keep a food log. Here’s the first step… what, exactly, did you eat yesterday?
Check these articles for ways to improve your diet:
I’ll also second (or third, whatever it is) that the ectomorph or hardgainer label is often misapplied, if it’s ever even applicable at all. You’re training and nutrition aren’t sorted out at all, so there’s no way you can justify calling yourself an ectomorph. For now, you’re a pretty tall, very skinny dude. I was 6’2" and 170 in high school, so I kinda get where you’re coming from. Kinda.
Last thing… a picture of you would’ve been much more informative than that cartoon in your first post.[/quote]
Since i made that first post on TNation, ill be honest I haven’t kept with my schedule since then, Ive only been working out steady for about 3-4 weeks now.
I found this program online called fitday, it’s kind of an online food log.
For that day, I had
4 cups granola throughout the day
4 hard boiled eggs
6 oz pork loin
2 cups whole milk (conservative guess)
Calculated out to 3340 calories, 118 g of fat 436 carbs and 158G protien
For sure my muscles are getting bigger. But it’s like you said the scale hasn’t moved since last checked. But I’m also not weighing myself daily I’m doing kind of a every week thing.
For income reasons I’ve had to put a halt on jiu-jitsu but I’m sure as hell going back when things pick up.
As far as the shaking goes, since the start of my weight lifting again and changing my diet up so for the most part it’s gone. I really noticed a difference when I started drinking nothing but water and milk.