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    You need to eat enough to gain 2 to 3# a month....

    You need to eat enough to gain 2 to 3# a month. You can't build something from nothing so you do need excess calories.

    Eating more calorie dense foods will help; Fattier cuts of meats, whole eggs...
  • We create our calorie deficit with our diet. Get...

    We create our calorie deficit with our diet. Get yourself a digital food scale and weigh all your foods to the gram.

    The saying "you can't outwork a bad diet" came to be for good reason.

    Start...
  • I started lifting when I was 13 (Circa 1999),...

    I started lifting when I was 13 (Circa 1999), heavy compounds and explosive oly lifts and lots of sprint work and intervals and the likes for softball. I ate to support the activity and never looked...
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    Written word doesn't exude a tone. Tone is...

    Written word doesn't exude a tone. Tone is perceived by the person reading what is written.

    The OP clearly has a distorted view of how she looks because there isn't an ounce of fat on her bones....
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    100% this!

    100% this!
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    ^^this I'm also 5'6" and I usually sit...

    ^^this

    I'm also 5'6" and I usually sit anywhere between 145 and 155# in offseason and down to 135# in competition.

    The last time I weighed 115# was in 8th grade.
  • BodySpace is notoriously inaccurate. I'm 5'6"...

    BodySpace is notoriously inaccurate.

    I'm 5'6" and have about 125# of fat free mass. I hit the figure stage between 135 and 138#. I was 138# in my avi picture (likely more since these were taken...
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    Oh man you nailed it with "the other competitors...

    Oh man you nailed it with "the other competitors getting hungry"! Every amateur show that wasn't a National level show didn't get out until after midnight and restaurants shut down at 11...I'm a...
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    Sticky: I did my first bulk about 2 years ago. Before...

    I did my first bulk about 2 years ago. Before that I had 20 years of sports and 12 or so years of off-and-on lifting under my belt. But, in high school I didn't count calories or step on a scale, I...
  • So much wrong with this post... You are low in...

    So much wrong with this post...

    You are low in weight for your height so if you still have "too much fat" it's because you lack the muscle to support the look you desire. You need to GAIN weight....
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    Muscle does not weigh more than fat but it is...

    Muscle does not weigh more than fat but it is more dense than fat meaning that it occupies less volume for the same amount of weight.
  • I wish! I'm 155# and the only reason I'm...

    I wish!

    I'm 155# and the only reason I'm losing weight at 2200 calories is because I'm producing 60 ounces of breastmilk a day at 20 calories an ounce!!

    But...I have realized that hunger is...
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    Weigh all your foods and count your calories to...

    Weigh all your foods and count your calories to know how much you are consuming.

    Leftover pregnancy hormones could also be at work. I wasn't necessarily counting calories up until a month ago, but...
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    In my experience, the last month of cutting I...

    In my experience, the last month of cutting I lose between 0.25 and 0.5 pound per week and there are a few weeks with no actual scale weight loss.

    If your deficit is too aggressive you will lose...
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    Fat loss will slow toward the end. Is this your...

    Fat loss will slow toward the end. Is this your first time cutting down this far?
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    I always question stress being the cause for...

    I always question stress being the cause for losing one's period.

    I remember how stressful it was double majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry and minoring in math, working full time, and...
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    It's funny how IIFYM came to be and how people...

    It's funny how IIFYM came to be and how people quickly forget. It all came about from a forum post where people kept asking stupid things like "can I eat strawberries on my diet?" And the response...
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    Haha! I burst out laughing in agreement. I'm...

    Haha! I burst out laughing in agreement. I'm working on this one.
  • I know that comes off bluntly, but that's the...

    I know that comes off bluntly, but that's the kind of attitude you need to take on. To be successful you have to get out of your comfort zone. Buy clothes you'd normally wear, just buy a size up....
  • ^^This. It's called "embracing the fluff"....

    ^^This.


    It's called "embracing the fluff". Suck it up and do it now or accept that you'll never change.

    Yes it sucks gaining fat and looking soft, but it's a necessary evil and it's only...
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