So my doctor recently told me two things I never wanted to here: 1. I have bad cholesterol and 2. I am in danger of developing Stage 2 diabetes. These were not the things I wanted to hear because I am only 20 and am desperately trying to put on weight.
I am 74 inches tall and only 150 pounds: Skinny I know. I have been lifting awhile but lately I have not been only because of how screwed up my diet has been and how slammed packed I have been with school (I know not a real excuse); I just have no idea where to start.
Normally I eat around 3000+ calories and that usually kept me around 155-160 but I had carbs in my diet. My goal weight is 215 eventually but right now I would like to try and hit 180. The highest I ever got was 170 but I was eating over 300g of quality carbs and eventually got the flu and never was able to gain it all back.
Can anyone help with a good 4000+ calorie diet that is low (less than 50 grams) of carbs? Is it healthy to consume 300g+ each of fat and protein regardless if they are considered healthy? From everything I have read 4000-4,500 calories would keep me gaining until I hit around 180 to 185 pounds, of course weight training would be part of it too not just eating.
-Side note: I have to do cardio at least twice a week due to the program I am in.
Thank you everyone for your help, it is greatly appreciated!
PS: Doctor said stay away from anything with high amounts of bad fats (whole eggs, creams, bacon, etc) especially if I planed on eating it every day. Also starchy carbs and most fruit (bananas and anything with the word melon in it) are a no go too.
PSS: Just to give you a perspective on how my body is if I eat under 3000 calories and run say 1.5 miles and workout that day too; I would lose on average of 2 pounds a day. Also when I had the flu I lost 20 pounds in a week easily.