OP, there’s almost no way you eat 4,728 cals right now. So are you losing weight? Ditch the fitday metabolic calculations.
Stop eating pie. Start eating more, and more protein, vegetables, etc.
I was 140lbs a couple years ago, and eating to gain is hard work. Start keeping records, lift hard, and make sure you’re getting stronger. Don’t worry about fat gain at this point–you need to put something on your frame first. Light as you are, if you end up getting fat before you hit 165 at least, then you’re just not lifting hard. Or you’re eating abysmal foods (seriously…pie???).
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I have only started monitoring my weight and food intake since a week ago. No change in weight, and I eat as much as I can but it doesn’t seem to add up. If you suggest I stop using FitDay, pray-tell how I will keep track of the food I’m eating and how many calories I burn. And yes, pie lol, snack. But I’ll stop if it’s a bad idea. At any rate, I’m new to this, which is why I’m asking for the insight. I’d like to be able to regulate my diet on my own eventually, so any methods to calculate the food and what I’m looking for (in terms of calorie count etc) would be helpful.
Wasn’t meaning to be a jerk if I came across as being dismissive.
Yes, you should ditch the pie.
When I was 140lbs, it was all I could do to eat 2600 cals a day. I had to learn to eat more, and you can do the same.
You can use FitDay to track your calories if you want. But not your caloric expenditure. That you’re going to have to learn from experience. Were I you, I would train hard and eat a lot for a few weeks. See what happens. Fat doesn’t take much time to lose if that’s what happens, but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the results.
When I first started reading these boards, I was skeptical as hell of the “eat a whole lot” mentality, thinking I was going to get fat. Have I gained some body fat? Sure. But I’ve also gotten a lot stronger and put on a lot more muscle than I have fat. As light as you are, the gains are going to come down to how intensely you train and how much food you can down. Think of the eating a lot as part of your training–because it is.
Lift heavy, eat a lot, and get enough sleep.