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    Am I eating enough?

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    Age 19
    Height 6ft
    Weight 180
    Body fat around 9% /BMI 22

    I'm trying to get to 200lb and Ive been using the My Fineness Pal app (which is AMAZING btw they have literally every food/supplement basically)

    I put my target weight at 200lb and all my info and in order to gain 1lb a week I should be eating 3020 calories a day. Is this good enough? I eat all good food, never fast food (salmon steak chicken pasta cheese tuna nuts)

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    No one can answer that question... Everybody is different, start eating that amount of calories and monitor your weight gain/loss over an extended period of time and adjust to suit your needs and goals....

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    180x .91 + 163lbs LBM

    163x15=2450 ( so yes 500 over is a good number to add great place to start)

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    Also I wouldn't go by the macro split that app tells u. It recommended 50% fat, 20 prot, 30 carbs for me during cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auswest View Post
    No one can answer that question... Everybody is different, start eating that amount of calories and monitor your weight gain/loss over an extended period of time and adjust to suit your needs and goals....
    ^This

    Biggest factor is your body type. Looking at your pic I would say you have a lot of ecto in you. Therefore you need to eat even more calories because of a faster metabolism.

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    And training. U gotta make them muscles grow if u want em to grow. Least u got age on ur side. Tick as many boxes that get you to where u wanna be. The more things training. Diet (usually eating enough is the problem) diets the key to everything. but i do think.sometimes u can emerse urself so much. U lose ur way. Eat more. Train hard. But! train right!!! thats another one only u can answer.

    Ur body will do the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucabratzi
    Also I wouldn't go by the macro split that app tells u. It recommended 50% fat, 20 prot, 30 carbs for me during cutting.
    Yikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve724 View Post
    Stats :

    Age 19
    Height 6ft
    Weight 180
    Body fat around 9% /BMI 22

    I'm trying to get to 200lb and Ive been using the My Fineness Pal app (which is AMAZING btw they have literally every food/supplement basically)

    I put my target weight at 200lb and all my info and in order to gain 1lb a week I should be eating 3020 calories a day. Is this good enough? I eat all good food, never fast food (salmon steak chicken pasta cheese tuna nuts)
    For a starter, don't aim to gain 1 lb a week...... 1 lb every 2 weeks at most....

    If you want the results to be good do it slowly.... You will not gain a pound of muscle a week
    Don't be a 'Bro'..... Believe nothing....Question everything

    Baseline - Working to phase out this generation of Bro-Scientists

    Stop over thinking nutrition - If you want something to think about download Myfitnesspal and learn how to count macros




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