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    Help! Is my metabolism causing fat gain?

    Hey Everybody,

    I could use some insight. I was eating about 1,000 calories (I am a male, 5'7" 150 for reference) a day for many years now...mainly due to depression issues and lack of motivation to eat. The depression is fixed, and I would like to get my nutrition on point now.

    I have upped my calorie intake recently to 1800 calories or so to start, and my body has instantly packed on a ton of fat. Do you think this is due to my metabolism being out of whack? The diet is mostly clean, and I also work out lifting weights 3x a week. Why am I gaining weight and being chunky in my stomach now by only eating 1800 calories??

    Thanks again for any advice!
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    No way you could exist on 1000 calories a day - you must be miscounting. Perhaps it's possible with severe thyroid issues but you wouldn't even be able to drag yourself into the gym if that were the case.

    I'm guessing you are miscounting - and if that continues to be the case and you add 80% to what is maintenance then you probably will be gaining fat...
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