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How many calories?

#1 Postby klaatu21 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:04 am

I'm 5'11, 80 kilos I lift weights three times a week and am starting kick boxing on Thursday, I'm not planning on getting big just nice and lean I don't seem to be gaining weight, Im eating around 2,700 and 3,000 calories daily eating more than enough protein and carbs I think, here's a list of my staples,
Wholemeal seeded bread
Wholemeal bagels
Wholemeal pittas
Whimbrel tortillas
Potatoes
Quinoa
Brown rice
Tofu
Seitan
Some fake meats
Cashews
Almonds
Sultanas
Spinach
Apples
Bananas
Avocados
Hummus
Loads of peanut butter

I know I need to eat more beans, just find them a bit boring

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Re: How many calories?

#2 Postby klaatu21 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:05 am

Rice milk, Weetabix and flax seeds for breakfast too

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Re: How many calories?

#3 Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:46 pm

Not sure the purpose of the thread, but those foods are all delicious! :D
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Re: How many calories?

#4 Postby klaatu21 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:04 pm

I was asking if 3000ish calories would be enough to put muscle on eating those things, or if I need to up my calories

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Re: How many calories?

#5 Postby Vegercize » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:20 pm

If you're not gaining weight then no. The only way you'll know how many calories you need is to track your input and monitor your weight. If you're not gaining you need more :mrgreen:
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Re: How many calories?

#6 Postby klaatu21 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:09 pm

That's what I thought, just struggling to get more calories in at the minute

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Re: How many calories?

#7 Postby Vegercize » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:41 pm

My boy-friend has similar stats to you in height and weight. I have been pumping a steady 4,000cal into him, sometimes more and only now is he starting to see some weight-gain. He is doing zero cardio at the moment and heavy weights 3 x week.

Try smoothies and make them high calorie. Derek Tresize had a good one posted on his website

http://www.veganmuscleandfitness.com/ve ... -and-more/

Liquid meals are often easier to get down! Good-luck :mrgreen:
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Re: How many calories?

#8 Postby klaatu21 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:36 am

does it not taste strange with the beans?

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Re: How many calories?

#9 Postby Vegercize » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:51 am

No idea but you can only try. I wouldn't use a whole tin, maybe 3/4 cup. White Cannellini beans don't have much flavour, but they would make it thick.
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Re: How many calories?

#10 Postby Iron Clad Ben » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:18 pm

I am about your size. Strange that you gave your height in imperial and your weight in metric.

I'm 6'1"/185cm 169lbs/77kg (was 85kg/187lbs before going full vegan, lost 2/3 of my body fat) and my BMR is over 2,000 cals. I eat 3,500-4,000/day. When my training is really heavy 4,000cal becomes the baseline.

You definitely need to eat more. Focus on eating just a liiiiiittle bit more than is comfortable at each meal. Gradually you will expand your stomach capacity and be able to comfortably fit in more at each meal.

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Re: How many calories?

#11 Postby klaatu21 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:24 pm

Haha I use imperial and metric all the time, I have a background in art so everythings still in imperial measurements, thanks Ben I'm trying my best to just keep stuffing my face, learning more every day, and vegersize is that dry measurements or soaked? I have nearly five kilos of dried canalini beans that I've been waiting for an excuse to use

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Re: How many calories?

#12 Postby Vegercize » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:56 pm

Soaked/cooked. Perhaps a good excuse to use them! Maybe start with only half a cup per smoothie and work your way upwards until you find the maximum amount you can tolerate without altering the taste or texture too much.
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Re: How many calories?

#13 Postby klaatu21 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:35 pm

I'll get soaking as soon as I get home:)

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Re: How many calories?

#14 Postby Vegercize » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:18 pm

How did the smoothies go? :D
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Re: How many calories?

#15 Postby klaatu21 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:42 pm

Very well thank you:) been experimenting loads, some good some not so good haha any recommendations?


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