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how many calories do we need to gain weight a day?

Putrisalsa99Putrisalsa99 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
I litlle bit confused about this one.
Because many sources say different things.


  • Putrisalsa99Putrisalsa99 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    please comment down bellow
  • wiigelecwiigelec Member Posts: 355 Member Member Posts: 355 Member

    monitor daily calories with precision. easiest way to do this is eat exactly the same thing everyday in measured portions.

    measure weight daily with precision. easiest way to do this is to weigh-in everyday at exactly the same time, right after waking is best, and keep a running average, say seven days, to account for daily variations.

    if weight is steady or dropping, slightly increase calories by an arbitrary amount, say 5%.

    if weight is increasing too quickly, slightly decrease calories by an arbitrary amount, say 2.5%.

    the number of accurately measured calories that results in your appropriate weight gain per time period, is what you need to gain the weight you want to gain!

    long story short: it is highly individual and requires individual record keeping and some tweaking to figure out...
    edited November 2
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,772 Member Member Posts: 9,772 Member
    It depends on your stats and activity level. If you consistently eat above your maintenance calories, over time you will gain weight. In order to figure out your maintenance you can use a calculator as a baseline then track, monitor your weight over a few weeks and adjust.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,730 Member Member Posts: 3,730 Member
    Generally speaking, an extra 500 cals per day over (or under) your maintenance level will result in an estimated 1# wt gain (or loss) per wk.

    However, of course, indivdual results will differ.
    edited November 13
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,672 Member Member Posts: 8,672 Member
    There isn't a definitive answer to your question with the info you have given other than more calories than you maintain weight at your current activity level.
  • SharpWellbeingSharpWellbeing Member Posts: 68 Member Member Posts: 68 Member
    Gaining weight in general just means being in a surplus and there isn’t an optimal amount per se.

    Gaining muscle however is a different ball game and isn’t really about surplus calories. Muscle gain is more to do with stimulating muscle protein synthesis and the key components to that are hitting the leucine threshold every 2 or 3 hours with your protein feeds.

    In terms of calories, you want to be eating whatever a) allows you your protein/leucine requirements and b) enough food to fuel your workouts to get the maximum out of them.
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