so i’m not eatting enough?
What should be my calorie intake?
What is the junk I’m eatting?
I thought the only bad things where the small candy bars…which I’m going to get ride of, but it’s hard to just drop everything.
I’m very interested to know what else i’m eatting that is bad besides that though. Bannans? Cereal?
I think I will go ahead though and start lifting more. It’s just I thought it would be a bad idea since I’m eatting lower calories to do so much workouts?
I have taken two different tests where i breath into this device and the results of both (I have no idea how accurate these tests are):
2100 calories a day - resting state
2050 calories a day - resting state
Thus why i figured if I eat around 1700 calories a day and do some cardio I’d lose some weight and as long as I keep m y protein relativly high I would not become that “fat skinny” guy. – This maybe a misconectiption by me though. How does my diet create that situation.
I’m going to read the articles above suggested when I get home. Maybe those will answer my above questions in themselves.
Any feed back would be helpful esp the comments about the junk i’m eatting, as in why is it junk, which parts are junk?[/quote]
I myself was 6’3" 225 2 months ago. I’m now weighing in at 245. My body has changed tremendously! I never thought that by gaining weight that I would look better, but when it’s muscle it doesn’t matter.
I am currently trying to take in 4500 calories a day. I take in at least 1000 immediately after lifting. It’s the hardest thing in the world to do, but it is so important. I eat a lot of veggies smothered in extra virgin olive oil. I also eat a lot of baked chicken. My favorite thing to do is leave a bowl of pasta salad in the fridge that consists of whole grain noodles, chicken, cottage cheese, sliced apples, dried blueberries, slivered almonds, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and extra virgin olive oil. I snack on it throughout the day. I also take a multi, fish oil, flax seed oil, and ZMA. To get to 4500 calories a day I use Cytogainer for breakfast and right after lifting. It’s a good easy way to add an extra 1500-2000 calories a day.
My advice for you would to be if you want to gain muscle, you’re going to need to increase your caloric intake. Increase it for a week or two and if you don’t notice much weight gain, increase it some more. Keep increasing it until you start to gain weight. If you’re lifting hard everytime you’re in the gym, you are not going to gain an enormous amount of fat. You’re muscle growth will outweigh your fat gain considerably.