I’d like to believe I’m getting past the beginner stages of my training. Not in terms of size just yet but in terms of knowledge. I’m seeing a lot of results but I can’t seem to put on weight.
I’ve made a few simple changes that I thought would be enough to do it. I was doing 1 protein shake a day with 0% milk. I’m now up to 3 protein shakes a day with whole milk with very little change to my workout or diet otherwise. I would’ve thought the additional milk would be enough to see some slow gains but something. I’ve not budged at all though on the pounds. So it looks like if I really want this which I do I need to start counting calories a little and maybe trying this carb cycling thing.
It all seems very difficult to me and I’m looking for advice on how to get started. Not the macronutrients and percentages and shit but some simple advice. Like maybe how to begin counting the calories I’m currently taking in, figuring I’ll then add a couple hundred at least and being able to make sure I get those in each day.
So to begin let’s look at what I’ll be eating for dinner tonight: A sweet potato of average size, a bunch of asparagus, and a chicken that I’ll probably just pan fry in some olive oil because its raining out so no BBQ.
How would I go about figuring out the calories in this? What about on the once or twice a week I go out? I eat more than anyone I know including guys bigger than me and still I can’t get any increases on my weight.
Should I lay off things like Sweet Potato and Ezekial Bread and go straight for some regular Potato and Whole Wheat Bread?
Any and all advice would be welcomed, I’m really getting frustrated on this aspect of my training.