Decided to really make “Bigger Stronger” a priority, ramped up the food and lifting, jumped about 20 pounds in a matter of a couple weeks.
I know it isn’t 20 pounds of muscle, I know it isn’t 20 pounds of fat. But I doubt that it’s 20 pounds of undigested food/water in my belly because my bathroom schedule, you know, um, good to go there. What is it?
I have a few theories, and it maybe be that all of them are partially correct and add up to 20 pounds as a whole, but I don’t think I was eating enough to begin with.
My diet right now is around 4000 calories and 250g protein per day, sometimes more, very rarely less. That sounds like a lot, BUT I’m 6’4", spend 3 nights a week in boxing/BJJ in addition to lifting, and even on my “off” days I have a 2 year old to chase around. I need a lot of calories.
My old lady is a nurse and said she’s only seen that sort of rapid weight gain in people recovering from illness/surgery. Maybe I’ve been underweight this whole time and I should’ve been 220 all along. (Based on what I’m eating now, I bet I was getting half the calories and protein for months or even years before this)