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    Just discovered dailyburn.com. Excellent website, much better than fitday for the UK crew. Anyway... I've entered in my daily intake of food and drink and it came to this.


    *1726 total calories

    *56.75 fat (112g)

    *11.58 carbs (51.4g)

    *31.68 protein (140.7g)


    I weigh 140 pounds, lift heavy every other day and sprint/jog on days that I'm not lifting.


    Am I getting enough to grow? The protein looks fine, the carbs are fine, it's the total calories and fat I'm not sure of.


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    Looks like you're eating below maintenance. Are you trying to lose weight?

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    No I&#39;m trying to put weight on. Do you mean below maintenance of total calories? How do I work out maintenance please? My diet is based around a whey protein enhanced smoothie (similar to mark&#39;s recipe) for breakfast followed by 2 meat based meals (one chicken based, one beef based) daily.


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    How long have you been doing this and have you seen any changes. I assume, since you are asking in the first place, that you have not seen any change in muscle gain.


    I suggest at least 2500 cal at your weight.


    In this case mostly from fat. If your workouts suck don&#39;t be afraid of some more carb.


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    I&#39;ve been doing this two weeks and I&#39;ve noticed my muscles grow a bit and I&#39;ve lost some puppy fat from places (maybe water though.) My diet was not as controlled as I hope to have it now though so I can&#39;t really compare. I&#39;ve not suffered low energy whilst working out at all tbh.


    So you&#39;d recommend 2500 cals as a target. Hmmmm I&#39;ll have to see where I can squeeze some more fat in. I&#39;m allergic to nuts unfortunately I&#39;ve just ordered some coconut oil so that&#39;ll help. Compared to my previous "diet" it seems like I&#39;m eating loads of fat. But still not enough it seems. Great to have this forum to ping off other people, it&#39;s a great help.


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    For most people 18 cal/lb works at gaining muscle mass. This is a good place to start. You may need more if you don&#39;t see any gains in a month. If you see unacceptable fat gains in 2 weeks then it&#39;s too much.


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    If you&#39;re trying to gain weight then you need tp increase your calories. You can have a lot more fat, and don&#39;t hesitate to eat more carbs since you&#39;re working out very often.

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    Thanks for the help guys. I&#39;m going back to the drawing board to make some tweaks.


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    Hey I&#39;m from the UK - just wondering how dailyburn is any better than fitday? Just signed up and the nutrition info is in metric but serving size is imperial and doesn&#39;t let me change my nutritional goals from what I can tell?


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    Are you male or female? Sorry, but I can&#39;t tell from your name. (That should be a question on the member profile!)


    If you&#39;re a young guy...that&#39;s definitely not enough food. I&#39;m an old-ish 128 pound female, and I lose weight if I eat under 2400 cals.


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