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Gains From Diet or Being Fairly New?


I'm 17 and have only started lifting seriously recently. When I first started lifting a few years ago I did see a lot of gains I think because I didn't eat enough, now I'm eat just about everything I can. I eat mostly peanut butter, eggs, milk, and rice and I havent at all been counting calories or macronutrients. However, I've seen some pretty good gains and I'm wondering if this is because I'm still a teenager and fairly new to weight lifting or if I can continue a diet like this for a few more years as I'm going to be in college next year and won't have a very diverse diet.


You can probably keep eating like that for a while. I'm 20 and my diet is pretty much meat, rice, eggs, milk, bananas, and sweet potatoes.

It's best to eat set amounts and know how many cals you're taking in though.


Ok thank you


We can't really answer that for you. No one can. You have to experiment on your own. Be intelligent and make the necessary adjustments if progress stalls. If not, keep at it!

As far as determining if gains are from diet or being new...hopefully both! Best results are not from either or, but the right harmony of both.