Im a peskatarian, hence no burgers, steaks,etc, I’m going to keep that liquid tip in mind. What I’ve been doing so far is basically eating to the point where I think I’m going to throw up, because of how my work is I can only eat a solid 3-4 meals a day, but I do try to snack a lot.
As I said on a good day I get maybe around 2000, I’m not a 12 year old girl, I’m a 23 year old man who for most of hi life weighed under 130 and didn’t each very much.
I like the idea of thinking about it like training and trying to gradually increase the calorie intake
When it comes to consistently eating, does it make sense to cycle calories the same way you would with carbs (in my current routine I have 1 day of fasted cardio, and one light recovery day)?[/quote]
I don’t eat all that much hamburger or steak. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat meat, dude. Hit up tinned salmon, tinned mackerel, etc. Fatty fish. Mix in some whey. That’s what I do atm (mostly because ground beef is really expensive where I live vis-a-vis the tinned salmon and such). That got me from 140lbs to 200lbs, though I’m still seeing what it’s going to take to break into heavier weights.
No calorie cycling at this point for you. You need to learn to consistently eat that much. Remember, think of it as part of your training, and progressively overload your digestive system. Your stomach will adapt. Consistently eating that much means that you eat 4k cals (or however many) every day regardless of whether you’re hungry or not. If you’re really hitting the cals hard, you won’t be eating when hungry. You’ll be eating when you know you need to eat to hit your calorie goals for the day. The whole point of eating to gain is that you are eating more calories than you burn each day. And this is just imo, but avoid the voodoo you sometimes see where they talk about gaining muscle and losing fat. It happens sometimes, perhaps, but just focus on getting stronger and gaining weight for a while.
All due respect to facko, he has trouble keeping his meals under 2k cals because he’s constantly dieting. [/quote]
Thanks for the reassurance, that’s how I’m getting my protein too, mostly salmon and whey. What do you think a calorie target should be? I’ve been trying to hit 3000 a day