I just put on 10lbs in maybe 2 weeks.
- 04-09-2009, 03:04 PM
I just put on 10lbs in maybe 2 weeks.
After reading the how to get big (in a big nutshell) thread, I decided to start eating more.
I figured to keep my protein synthesis up all day I would start eating 1.5 servings of 1.5% cottage cheese between meals. I also started having bigger portions of my breakfast (Kashi Go Lean Cereal), and tried to have more meat for lunch (which is boiled ground turkey.)
I have been wondering how many calories I've been taking in, so I just added this all into the diet tracker. Apparently I am consuming 1841 calories total, with 221g of protein, 93 of carbs, and 65 coming from fat. The fat ratio is 40.5% sat, 19% poly, and 40.5% mono.
The last time I hopped on the scale I was 122lbs, I think. I didn't really note the date but I did note the fact that I thought I should eat more because I haven't gained any weight. I've weighed 120lbs for awhile now. It's my homeostasis I would guess.
But it couldn't have been more than 2 weeks ago that I weighed myself at 122lbs. Probably not even that long, maybe one week...but my sense of time is pretty bad, so I'm not too sure. I just did it a few moments ago, and I'm 132lbs now. (My supervisor/boss has two in her office.) And yes, I'm on AM at work. but it looks like I'm working. haha
Anyways, do you think I should cut down on the calories? I don't want to weigh 160 lbs in 2 months from now.
And just for reference I'm 5'8", and I only work out 3x a week ATM. And only for 1hr each time. (and I mostly just hit 1 body part with as many sets as I can for that hour. With a superset for 3 more sets at the end.)
- 04-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Weight gain will taper off unless you keep increasing the calories over what you're currently eating. If it were that easy to gain 40lbs there wouldn't be a bulking forum here. You'll be fine and will probably plateau very soon.
- 04-09-2009, 03:24 PM
That is what I figured...but isn't it still calorie intake vs calorie expenditure? Where will the extra calories go?
P.S. The above diet is for non-workout days, and days I don't forget my lunch and go get a 4 piece fish and chips from Pete's...lol Also, I'm not sure if they subtracted the 20g of fiber from the carbs?
04-09-2009, 03:42 PM
04-09-2009, 05:02 PM
04-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Well I wish I was 5'10" and buff, so wanna trade bodies? haha
Also, the 1841 calories are on my highly strict days.
On mondays i eat a bagel or a muffin or whatever they bring to the office, because free food is free food. Thursday I eat out because i have to go from work to a meeting without going home. I usually eat a pretty fattening/carby meal. Or whatever I want. (As long as it's got protein.) If I forget to bring my lunch, I'll eat out at Pete's fish and chips...and get a 4 peice...which is probably like 1500 calories.
So it's probably on average higher than 1841 per day for a week.
BUT, I'm asking...is this healthy? Will i just get fat?
04-09-2009, 05:47 PM
Are you looking to get muscles?
If i were you and you were wanting to do that, barring any diseases that cause you to not gain weight/lose it quickly, i would ramp up the cals and continue working out. Take it 10 lbs at a time and asses. If you are getting too fat, cut back, kick up the cardio and then press on with life.
If you have a long term goal that is great, but remember, the frog couldnt make it accross the pond in one leap. He had to get on each of those little stones.
04-09-2009, 07:06 PM
Very true, Mr. Big.
I am of course trying to gain muscle, otherwise I would not be here! I have noticed fat gain, but of course, I'm going to gain fat going on a bulk. It isn't too bad yet I guess, so like you say I will reassess as I gain more weight.
I have a long term goal to just be "buff." lol Not freakishly huge, but huge none-the-less. I love muscles, I love the way they look, I love when veins are popping out, and I LOVE protein.
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