almostabb - no, i’ve never taken fish oil. So it’s the carbs that make you fat?
What about cardio? How much cardio should I do?
MaloVerde - I’m talking about correctly caculating my daily needs for caloric intake. I need to know how much to count. I’ve already been keeping track of my diet and my percentages of fats/carbs/protein.
On this site, it says it right in the bigginers introduction forum:
I’ve read about that at other places too[/quote]
First off, it’s not carbs alone that make you fat. Too much of anything can get you fat. Some people respond better to lowering carbs rather than fat however. Also, good dietary fats contribute to higher testosterone, which is a good thing for gaining muscle and losing fat, and strength, and everything else in general
Second, I do believe it is possible to both lose a marginal amount of fat while gaining a marginal amount of muscle. [b]For the absolute, rank beginner newbie.[/b] However, I don’t know why you would possibly want to waste the best, most responsive time in your training life to gaining muscle and strength(the very beginning) by cutting. Muscle and strength gains will never come any faster, consistantly, than they do as a newb.
Third, “hypo-” means less than, under, etc. So “hypocaloric” means you’re eating less calories than you burn. Opposite of “hypercaloric”. Essentially you were correct about that.
Fourth, you’ll know you are at maintenance calorie intake by logging everything you eat for a couple weeks and weighing yourself. If you haven’t lost any weight, you are at maintenance calorie levels. Make sure you weigh yourself under the same conditions every time (same clothes, empty stomach, empty bowels, pre workout or in the morning before breakfast)