high metabolism/high calorie intake

eric Community Member March 05, 2010
  • hello . i have a question about my daily calorie intake. i have a high metabolism and have tried to gain weight by eating 2,000+ calories per day but this hasnt worked.i have stayed around the same weight since i was in high school..10 pounds more or less but never any more than that, no matter what. i have no health concerns that would prevent me from increasing my calorie intake to gain weight but im unsure how many more calories i should shoot for. im 37,5'7" and about 50 pounds under my ideal weight for my height. im  in good shape with a thin build. not muscular but that's what im hoping to gain - not just weight but muscle mass, and i would like to know how to do this safely. thanks for your input.

1 Comments
  • Anonymous
    bodybuilding
    Aug. 30, 2010

    I had similar problems for a long time, and I found out the solution. Start with a weight lifting program -make sure you do hegh weight and less repetition.

    Also, alter between lower body and uppser body every day, and east high calorie and get your extra calories from protein sources and good fat (like olive oil) this will help building muscle.

    Funny enough, gaining...

    RHMLucky777

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    I had similar problems for a long time, and I found out the solution. Start with a weight lifting program -make sure you do hegh weight and less repetition.

    Also, alter between lower body and uppser body every day, and east high calorie and get your extra calories from protein sources and good fat (like olive oil) this will help building muscle.

    Funny enough, gaining weight is the same as losing weight. The only difference is we need to consume more to gain weight. While calculating the calorie intake make sure you add exercise caloric expendiature + basal metabolism and add an extra 20% more to start gaining weight.

    After 2 months of exercise, I added 20 pounds, good luck with you.

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