[quote]Professor X wrote:
I have been up to 194 but i came right down and yes i have dieted right (my intake is around 4600cal with near 400g protein and 250g carbs and about 177g of fat) I do lift hard and get a good amount of rest everynight and I use good supplements (ive even gone as far as using prohormones but stopped because im only 19). [/quote]
I don’t get it. I didn’t think like this at 19. Hell, I was on this board just after that age so the way some of you think is just baffling to me. You lost weight…but thought this meant you “dieted right”???
You only “dieted right” if your goal was to lose weight. Since it isn’t, YOU DIETED WRONG.
No one had to put the pieces of the puzzle together for me like this…especially not at an age when I was already considered a freaking adult.
Is it just me? Am I the abnormal one and all of these people who lack common sense are the “normal” people??[/quote]
You’re now one of the abnormal people considering you actually APPLIED what you read and heard on the way up, something which people stopped doing since the popularity of the internet and fitness websites.
I’m as floored as you are. I think I knew at age 10 or younger that to get bigger - fatter or more muscular - people have to eat more. Why grown adults don’t know this is beyond me.
And like I’ve said numerous times, with such a lack of common sense and inductive and deductive reasoning demonstrated on this site, I still don’t understand how some people pass courses in school, obtain degrees, and hold down jobs. If I were a hiring manager, I’d be pretty hesitant - or totally resistant - to putting these people in any position in which they need to use judgment and decision or EXECUTE.
Most skinny, overweight, and obese people lie out of omission, ignorance, stupidity, or embarrassment. That is, they don’t intend to lie or be malicious. They just don’t know what they’re talking about or are embarrassed to admit the truth - underfeeding, overfeeding, and admission of not knowing what they’re doing with nutrition.
Only in the most exceptional cases do people have EXTREME difficulty in controlling weight either way, such as in SERIOUS psychiatric disorders like food addiction, bulimia, anorexia, Cushing and Prader Wili syndromes, AIDS, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, and various pituitary disorders. Most other people are full of shit and don’t know what they’re doing.
Fat people will say they eat nothing all day.
Skinny people, especially dudes trying to gain muscle, will say, “I eat all day. I eat so much.” Then you find out they don’t eat breakfast, or if they do it’s a fuckin’ bagel with cream cheese or a bowl of some shit dry cereal or some two-egg-one-slice-of-cheese sandwich, the same intake that’s enough to feed geriatrics in a nursing home sitting around all day and small women. They think two slices of pizza is eating a lot.
You’ll hear from underweight people all the time, "I can’t gain weight. I eat all day.
I do give this guy a lot of credit for actually calculating how much he’s eating though. That’s pretty important considering he wants to really dial in on this thing.