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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by emininojiq, Apr 24, 2012.

    1. emininojiq

      emininojiq Well-Known Member

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      As i've said in my previous few posts im a nutrition rookie and starting to make a nutrition plan up.


      im going on the advice of 5-6 meals per day (a meal every 3 hours roughly) 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fat.

      Only problem is i am getting very varying answers in my research of how many calories i should consume to build muscle without gaining fat!
      1 site is calculating i should be consuming 2900 and another 1900! i thought the 1st seemed more likely but i dont want to start eating that and pile on the fat!

      Im 25, 5ft 9.5in and weigh 160lbs - training mon - fri for about an hour a day.

      any help would be much appreciated.

      Cheers.
       
    2. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      At your weight would personally start at 3000 and see how goes for awhile.
       
    3. masoven4u

      masoven4u Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      You don't have to eat 5 meals a ay if you dont want to....jus sayin...

      Hit macros: start winning.

      I went from a 20st fatass 20 a day smoker to my profile pic on 1-2meals per day (most cals consumed PWO)
       
    4. baletki

      baletki Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      3000? only thing im a bit weary of is i used to eat about 1500 max as i was constantly trying to lose weight so will my body not pile on weight as im not used to eating that much? cheers.
       
    5. alomjabpd

      alomjabpd Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      Well you want to gain weight don't you? Muscle is weight...and muscle growth absolutely requires a caloric surplus.

      No cals - no muscle
       
    6. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      really 2 meals? i normally used to eat 2-3 meals max but was reading ur body starts eating muscle and storing fat if not fed every 3-4 hours?
       
    7. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      Take around 3 days of ZERO food for the body to even contemplate muscle catabolism.

      I regularly fast 24hrs around once a month or so, my muscle hasn't dropped of or dissolved as yet lol
       
    8. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      alright cheers, u get some seriously conflicting views with this stuff no wonder i get confused!
       
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      alomjabpd Well-Known Member

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      How many calories!?

      Leangains Ftw.
       
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