I recently went on a bulking diet and have been listening to the advice of a guy on the forums. I started eating an extra 500 calories a day to try and gain weight but after I month the scales haven`t budged so I`ve added an extra 1000 calories. So I`m now consuming an extra 1500 calories from what I used to eat. This is along with a lot of protein, hard workout every day and 1 hard cardio session a week. I thought this was pretty good but I heard that your body only really needs 300 extra calories a day and the rest turns into fat. I don`t believe this but wanted to ask you guys. I now take in around 4000 calories a day. I am 6"2, 16 and 150 lbs but with only 6% bodyfat
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I am eating only healthy foods, no junk food if that helps at all
04-19-2012, 11:15 AM #1
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Would 1000 extra calories a day cause too much fat gain?
04-19-2012, 11:17 AM #2
04-19-2012, 11:35 AM #3
If you weren't gaining weight then either 1) your activity level was too high or 2) you weren't eating enough (or your numbers were off). If I were you I would indulge in "junk" foods so that you can get some extra calories in your diet which will aid you in gaining weight. I would aim to gain ~1lb/week so as to limit your fat gain as much as possible while still experiencing visible improvement. Do that for about 3-6 months or until you feel that you've gained a satisfying amount of mass.
04-19-2012, 12:27 PM #4
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04-19-2012, 12:48 PM #6
At 1000 calorie surplus make sure to gradually add those cals to your diet, over lets say 4 weeks. So 250 above 1st week, 500 second and so on. This should help minimize fat storage.I love lifting plates and bars.
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04-19-2012, 12:48 PM #7
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4k Calories a day is very feasible and commonplace among active teens I would imagine, you're growing and moving around a lot so you need the fuel.Part of the not eating like a retard crew (NELARC).
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