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like i'm already working out enough, so if i eat better and help increase my metabolism would that help.

and i checked and i'm supposed to eat a little less than 3000 calories, should i do this on workout days or nonworkout days also?
Cardio days do not require any added calories. If you are weight training, you will want to eat an additional 400-500 calories on workout days.

My metabolism is higher than most...on non-workout days I eat around 3600 calories and on workout days I have to eat between 4000-4100. The 3600 calorie intake is meant to only be a maintaining amount. So if I did not work out that much, I would stay around the same weight and build with this amount. But since I'm trying to put on muscle, on workout days I have to compensate by adding fuel to repair the damage I do in the gym.
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Cardio days do not require any added calories. If you are weight training, you will want to eat an additional 400-500 calories on workout days.

My metabolism is higher than most...on non-workout days I eat around 3600 calories and on workout days I have to eat between 4000-4100. The 3600 calorie intake is meant to only be a maintaining amount. So if I did not work out that much, I would stay around the same weight and build with this amount. But since I'm trying to put on muscle, on workout days I have to compensate by adding fuel to repair the damage I do in the gym.
oh ok i get you, but damn guess i won't lose this belly :P
thx though :]
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Just eat healthy, maximize your protein and reduce your carbs. Stay active you should do fine.
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Low fat, low carbs, Moderate protein. You'll do fine, like Scarecrow has already mentioned.
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Low fat, low carbs, Moderate protein. You'll do fine, like Scarecrow has already mentioned.
plenty of good fat, low-gi carbs except before and after working out, good amounts of protein.

eating more good fats= your body burns more fat
fewer carbs= less insulin released, fat storage goes down, anabolic potential goes up
more protein= more muscle, higher insulin sensitivity, more anabolic activity, tons of other good things
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oh ok thanks guys :]
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shit, it's because i'm at 24% bmi.... i want to drop to 10% so i just need to lose 25lb...
ugh this sucks, and at the same time i don't want to lose muscle you know?
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google the velocity diet, or the anabolic diet. those might interest you.
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google the velocity diet, or the anabolic diet. those might interest you.

woah! the velocity one is just what i needed thanks alot man!
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shit, it's because i'm at 24% bmi.... i want to drop to 10% so i just need to lose 25lb...
ugh this sucks, and at the same time i don't want to lose muscle you know?
Focus on the kind of calories you are getting more than anything. You need to cut fatty foods from your diet; stick to LEAN protein sources only. You can't be drinking alcohol or soda or any shitty preservative juices; stick to water. Also cut your carb count lower and stick to healthy carbs. Check out this article too: Click Me




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