Hello Im an ECTOMORPH new to bodybuilding and need your help in Bodybuilding/Strength Training Posted September 19, 2009 I was wondering since Ectomorphs got a fast metabolism, do we still need to balance out carbs? And limit calories? I don't really balance my carbs at all. I just make sure I am eating roughly 1.5x my weight in protein in grams. My calorie intake ranges from 3700 - 4200 calories net a day. I eat if I feel hungry basically every 2.5 hours I eat a meal of around 300 - 400 calories. I eat a larger breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can steadily say I am gaining a lb a week if I keep up with this. I've packed on 10 lbs in 2 months now (6'0" 165). So far so good 15 - 20 more pounds to go.