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A little background...I am 25, 6'1", 175 lbs. As some of you might know I am a vegetarian. I have been taking SizeOn for a regular basis for the past few years. Back in August of last year I was 163 lbs and taking in about 3300 calories a day. Then I added a trainer and he had me bump up to 4800 calories per day. That's when I went up to my normal weight of 173 lbs and later on I just felt like I was adding a little to much fat and 4800 calories seemed way to excessive.


So I bumped down to 3700 calories and that's where I am at now, still stuck at 175 lbs. Now I know I am pretty much naturally skinny but lately I just feel like everytime I try to bulk up with muscle, I gain more fat around my waist and very little muscle. I want it to be the opposite. I feel like my body fat percentage is pretty high despite being pretty skinny. I feel skinny fat...a lot of fat on my sides and my lower back...


My current macros are:

Calories: Roughly 3700-3800 a day

Carbs: 398 grams

Fat: 115 grams

Protein: 340 grams


My past macros when I was at 4700 calories:

Calories: 4800

Carbs: 480 grams

Fat: 151 grams

Protein: 415 grams


Basically my day looks like this:

Meal 1: Oats with fruit, 6 egg whites, protein shake with almond milk and peanut butter

Meal 2: Kashi GoLean Cereal

Meal 3: 2 Vegetarian Brats with 2 slices of bread, broccoli, a vegetarian patty, protein shake with oats and water

Meal 4: Tofu

Meal 5: Vegetarian Chicken, Green Beans, Whole grain brown rice with black beans

Meal 6: Yogurt with protein shake with almond milk


I am attaching some pictures, my current macros, and my past macros. Any help awould be much appreciated. If you don't think I can gain much more muscle than that, than maybe I just need to focus more on losing fat and cutting. I will eat literally the same thing everyday and promise to do what you say. I am dedicated!


Macros at 4700:



Macros at 3800:







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Wow you sound very serious and dedicated. Let me pass on your info and see if we can find you some professional level training tips. Have you read Robert Cheeke's book yet? If not, jump on that, the guy is a good friend of mine and he has made a career out of hard work dedication and making sure he is training and eating in the most efficient ways possible.

Also check out the training journal section of this forum. There are lots of athletes, body builders as well as average people with big fitness goals. You can learn a lot be seeing what works for everyone else, what they are eating and what their daily workout routines consist of.

Not a bad idea to start your own journal if you haven't already. A lot of times we get into mindsets of I am doing my best or I am doing all that I can do and I am not getting the results that I want. When if we actually keep a written record of exactly what we are doing, eat, and training, there is a lot more that we can do, a lot harder that we can train, healthier ways in which we can eat. Too many slide days, that's good enough moments, etc. Just something to think about. Keep posting and pick at people's brains here on the forum. Pretty much everyone that I have interacted with on here has been more than willing to answer questions and share there knowledge and opinions.



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