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How Long Until Fat Gain Noticeable?

Probably a dumb question, but ive been training for 4-5 years, 4-5 days per week, eat clean and well,

I have my 2 weeks off 3-4 times per year, where I eat what I want and dont train

over the past 2 months, ive had some personal issues, and spent the first month drinking like an idiot, the past 1 month eating buffets, heaps of junk, and probably 4000-5000 calories per day

ive slowly gotten over my personal issues and want to get back into it,

how long before I notice the fat hitting the body, its a bit hard to tell because my weight has only gone up 3kg and the people who see me, see me everyday

thanks everyone

[quote]GOTNOIDEA wrote:
Probably a dumb question, but ive been training for 4-5 years, 4-5 days per week, eat clean and well,

I have my 2 weeks off 3-4 times per year, where I eat what I want and dont train

over the past 2 months, ive had some personal issues, and spent the first month drinking like an idiot, the past 1 month eating buffets, heaps of junk, and probably 4000-5000 calories per day

ive slowly gotten over my personal issues and want to get back into it,

how long before I notice the fat hitting the body, its a bit hard to tell because my weight has only gone up 3kg and the people who see me, see me everyday

thanks everyone[/quote]

are you asking how much fat you can gain before someone notices?

3kg gain from a 2 month lay off with shitty eating habits and booze? A good shit will have you back at weight.

I wouldn’t sweat that at all.

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:

[quote]GOTNOIDEA wrote:
Probably a dumb question, but ive been training for 4-5 years, 4-5 days per week, eat clean and well,

I have my 2 weeks off 3-4 times per year, where I eat what I want and dont train

over the past 2 months, ive had some personal issues, and spent the first month drinking like an idiot, the past 1 month eating buffets, heaps of junk, and probably 4000-5000 calories per day

ive slowly gotten over my personal issues and want to get back into it,

how long before I notice the fat hitting the body, its a bit hard to tell because my weight has only gone up 3kg and the people who see me, see me everyday

thanks everyone[/quote]

are you asking how much fat you can gain before someone notices?

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oh no, just wondering , since ive taken such a longtime off, and since ive had a shocking diet, which ive never done before, how long do the effects of this sort of behaviour take to starting showing, ive gained 5kg now, but my leanness has gone down down, but most people seem to say, have you got bigger, not insinuating that im looking like the michelin man,

so yeah, just wondering will fat gain start accelerating after a few weeks or not, etc etc

[quote]GOTNOIDEA wrote:

[quote]paulieserafini wrote:

[quote]GOTNOIDEA wrote:
Probably a dumb question, but ive been training for 4-5 years, 4-5 days per week, eat clean and well,

I have my 2 weeks off 3-4 times per year, where I eat what I want and dont train

over the past 2 months, ive had some personal issues, and spent the first month drinking like an idiot, the past 1 month eating buffets, heaps of junk, and probably 4000-5000 calories per day

ive slowly gotten over my personal issues and want to get back into it,

how long before I notice the fat hitting the body, its a bit hard to tell because my weight has only gone up 3kg and the people who see me, see me everyday

thanks everyone[/quote]

are you asking how much fat you can gain before someone notices?

[/quote]

oh no, just wondering , since ive taken such a longtime off, and since ive had a shocking diet, which ive never done before, how long do the effects of this sort of behaviour take to starting showing, ive gained 5kg now, but my leanness has gone down down, but most people seem to say, have you got bigger, not insinuating that im looking like the michelin man,

so yeah, just wondering will fat gain start accelerating after a few weeks or not, etc etc
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This is pretty much a no-brainer. Stop eating crap and get back to your diet unless you’d like more bodyfat.

When you are eating good quality foods it’s hard to get a lot of calories as the foods themselves aren’t calorically dense. 2000 cals of junk food is going to look much much smaller than 2000 cals worth of clean food and keep you much less fuller as well.

[quote]MetalMX wrote:

When you are eating good quality foods it’s hard to get a lot of calories as the foods themselves aren’t calorically dense. 2000 cals of junk food is going to look much much smaller than 2000 cals worth of clean food and keep you much less fuller as well.

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Really? Although I understand what you’re getting at, it isn’t too hard to soak your veggies in olive oil or to throw in an avocado or two per day. Getting the calories in, so to say, has nothing to do with how healthy a food might be.

if you’ve started eating clean again you’re not going to gain anymore fat