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    Hey there, so basically

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    I recently got a personal trainer and have been training for a few weeks now.
    I’ve been told by him I should be eating 3500 calories a day with at least 180g protein.

    I’ve looked on online calculators and this says it should be about 2200 calories?

    I am really worried about gaining a lot of fat rather than muscle, any help or ideas on this would be highly appreciated.

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    .8 grams of protein per lb body weight and .4 grams fat per lb bodyweight.

    I would go 250 over your maintenance and watch the scale daily and adjust from there.

    Try to get in 3 servings of vegetables and fruit per day.
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    Originally Posted by sqal View Post
    .8 grams of protein per lb body weight and .4 grams fat per lb bodyweight.

    I would go 250 over your maintenance and watch the scale daily and adjust from there.

    Try to get in 3 servings of vegetables and fruit per day.
    Caseyweaver, if you really want to be tight with your tracking then you need to be fairly accurate for a few weeks and monitor your progress. If you eat 3000 calories a day and are gaining weight too fast (more than 1-2 lbs per month) then you need to back off a bit.

    If you aren't gaining weight fast enough, you need to eat more.

    Real world evidence is at least 9000x more accurate than your trainer and the calculators you found online.
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