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My Mass Eating Diet

So I started the Mass Eating diet, together with a new hypertrophy cycle at the gym, 3-4 days ago.

My diet was always good and clean. But averaged 2.200 cal. Now I raised it to 3.000 and my theoretical needs (according to Berardi) are about 3.700 cal.

All I have acomplished up to now is feel full most of the time, added about 0,5 cm to my waist.

According to my electronic scale, I have 23% fat. I do not ever intant to go bellow 15% fat, 20% is satisfactory for me. But could this mean that I will gain mostly fat from this diet?

logs and photos at:
http://mazema.com/gym/

[quote]BobPit wrote:
So I started the Mass Eating diet, together with a new hypertrophy cycle at the gym, 3-4 days ago.

My diet was always good and clean. But averaged 2.200 cal. Now I raised it to 3.000 and my theoretical needs (according to Berardi) are about 3.700 cal.

All I have acomplished up to now is feel full most of the time, added about 0,5 cm to my waist.

According to my electronic scale, I have 23% fat. I do not ever intant to go bellow 15% fat, 20% is satisfactory for me. But could this mean that I will gain mostly fat from this diet?

logs and photos at:
http://mazema.com/gym/[/quote]

23% fat? Seriously. You really think so? Go have it tested by a professional. I would say, based on your picture, it’s much less than that. I won’t actually venture a guess, as that would be pointless, just saying I think it’s less than 23%.

As for your goals. Why are you limiting yourself to only 15%? I think it may have something to do with the fact you think you are at 23% and can’t imagine what it will take to get down to 10%. If not, then again why limit your goals? Are you just trying to make them seem more attainable?

As for you diet- if you truly were at 23% and went on a “bulking” diet, then I would say yes most likely you would gain mostly fat. Again, since you are not at 23%, you won’t.

Well, there are many pictures there. The one you first see at http://mazema.com/gym/.
weight: 78 kgr
Bodyfat: 19-20%
waist: 89 cm

The most recent pictures are from August 2006 on page:
http://mazema.com/gym/photogaleryAugust2006.html
weight: 81.5 kgr
Bodyfat: 23%
waist: 92 cm

Now I am a little heavier.
weight: 82 kgr
Bodyfat: 23,5%
waist: 93 cm

Did you see the most recent ones?

I know I look very good (proportions) when my waist is 88-90 cm (19-20% BF). I like the heavy look when my waist is 91-92 cm (20-22% BF). I start looking fat and feel uncomfortable when my waist goes above 92 cm (23% BF).

This last 1 year I measure my BF with an electronis scale with a built in BF meter. I am sure it deviates 2-3%. But I had several times my BF measured in the gym, 2-3 years ago. They gave me similar figures.

Detailed log of my diet at (go down to Sept 7th, 2006):
http://mazema.com/gym/diet.xls

Thanks
Bob

Those electronic BF ones suck. They could be off as much as 10%. Seriously.

Go have a pro measure it with calipers if you want an accurate measurement.