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@Ashley – Thanks! I think Layne Norton and Eric Helms are two of the strongest voices spreading the word about metabolism in the body building community.
@David – I’ve been considering not tracking for a bit and just eating to appetite, but I’m too interested to see if downward trend starts!
@Jdubs – I’m starting to think that unless someone is in real trouble slow and steady might be the way to go. Which unless the hunger signaling is all out of whack means eating to appetite or a bit more.
I actually started increasing in December (to 2400) after seeing my pulse was in 50’s and temp was in 96 region. Now pulse averages 75-85 during day and temp is 98+.
The really interesting thing to me is that 6.5 cals X 7 days = 45.5 calories a week. Which is almost exactly what “Coldmember” suggested increasing by to avoid rapid weight gain.
I used excel to track weight, calories, and the theoretical surplus. Then I used the rough estimate of 3500 surplus calories for a pound of weight gain. So that’s red line.
After a couple months I could see some trends and added another line that adjusted my surplus each day as my metabolic rate increased.
Using speed of weight gain I made rough guesses for the starting metabolism and speed of increase until it made a trend line that was similar to what was actually happening. So that’s the green line.
For me 6.5 seems to be the average I increase per day.
Overall it’s a very rough estimate… but maybe interesting to some!