how in the world do you eat 3,000 calories plus a day?

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    Jan 02, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    really how? seriously lol someone explain that to me
  • JohnDallas

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    Jan 02, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    meal replacement drinks between meals. drinking calories is easy.
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    Jan 02, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    Phelps was on a 12000 calorie/day diet... figured you're eating/drinking the majority of the day w/ that though lol
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    Jan 02, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    rosenberger_m saidreally how? seriously lol someone explain that to me


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    You look awesome for 145lbs Btw
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jan 03, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    Have the metabolism of a hummingbird.

    Trust me, when you can eat a loaf of bread and be hungry again in 2 hours, it's possible to eat a lot of calories.
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    Jan 03, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    It's pretty easy.
    Breakfast/Brunch snack= 750 cals
    Lunch/afternoon snack= 1000 cals
    Dinner/late night snack= 1250 cals

    The more you eat throughout the day, the more consistent your metabolism is. 3000 calories what an athlete working out 5 days a week for more than an hour each day should be consuming.

    I eat about 2600-2800 cals and I haven't gained a single pound over the past 2 years.

    Just remember that you're probably eating more than one serving of whatever it is that you eat. Remember to multiply the serving size with the calories per serving if you're counting calories....

    But who counts calories anyway? I just exercise and eat what I want.
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    Jan 03, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
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    Jan 03, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    shit last year i had like 4500 a day for the two years i was living on campus. Its not that hard to do. But you just gotta eat often.

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    Jan 03, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    If you're eating clean and healthy food it can be tough but if you break it down by six meals a day and you are having a protein drink with each meal it wouldn't be difficult at all. However, most people don't need that many calories each day unless they are extremely active, have physical jobs where they are moving all day long or lifting heavy loads all day or they have an extremely high metabolism and they are trying to put on good muscle. I agree with AMT87 though, you look great so I don't think you have to worry about trying but if you want to get bigger and your metabolism is high then you'll probably need that many calories to give your muscles what they need to grow.
  • westguy79

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    Jan 03, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    rosenberger_m saidreally how? seriously lol someone explain that to me


    Yeah... I'm not sure you need to worry about eating enough. You look very good to me!
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    Jan 03, 2009 1:18 AM GMT
    so easy. breakfast, second breakfast, pre lunch snack, lunch. post lunch snack. evening meal, mid evening snack, supper.

    peanut butter, chicken, turkey, ham, bacon, steak, sausage (now and then).

    Munch munch munch...
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    Jan 03, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    im dieting... yesterday i ate 3300... how cant you
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    Jan 03, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    Well, to the poster:

    Lessee, if you eat 600 calories per sitting (very easy to do), and you eat 10 times, that's 6000 calories.

    If you only eat six times, that's 3600 calories.

    Once you engage the brain, and think on it, it's easy to see how one could clearly get 5000 calories per day no problem.

    Now, if you throw in some junk food, and end up with a couple of 2500 calories meals, you can obviously go well over 10,000 kcal in a day without a lot of hard work.

    Small meals often.

    At contest time, I'll do 11 meals at around 400 calories each, so I pack 4400 calories per day into my diet when I'm working to get lean.

    Now, if you take some time to research this on your own, and with a minuscule effort, you can go to, say, Burger King, and download http://www.bk.com/Nutrition/PDFs/NutritionalBrochure.pdf you'll see that a single Triple Whopper sandwhich packs 1250 calories, by itself. Add fries for another 580 calories, and finally a soft drink for another 380 calories, with no dessert, you have yourself a single 2210 kcal meal. That's just one meal, and it's not the buffet, but, a burger, fries, and a drink.

    After thinking more clearly, and just a few minutes of research, you'll find it's very easy to get calories.

    Now, this isn't an endorsement of fast food, but, an example of how caloricly intensive some food is.

    One doesn't have to do a whole lot of thinking to understand how easy it is to get a whole bunch of calories.

    Eating in a healthy way, with, say 50 grams of protein (200 calories), 50 grams of carbs (200 kcal), and 5 grams of fat (conservative and 55 calories at 11 cals per gram (sometimes 13)). If one eats just 6 times per day, with a low fat diet, he's at 2730 kcal. It's very easy. It would not be unusual to see an advanced athlete do 100 grams of carbs per sitting, or even more. Throwing in some simple sugars for another 40 grams of carbs per meal, it's realistic that one could be doing 150 to 200 grams of carbs, per meal, 6 to 10 times daily. Even with low fat at 6 times, if one ate 150 grams of carbs per sitting for just six meals, being very clean in the diet, the calories jump to 5130. This is truly easy to do.

    Now, if one wants more calories, still, he can throw in MCT oil, and throw in some more polyunsaturated fats, and mononsaturated fats, or add more meals, and you quickly get up over 7000 kcal.

    On my low carb days, even on contest, the lowest I go is 30 grams per meal. Ever. On my high carb days, I'll go to 200 grams per meal, or more.
  • allatonce

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    Jan 03, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Ya I have to say I upped my calories, am now eating more than 3000 a day and have built muscle and even leaned out a bit. It really has a lot to do with how you are spreading out those calories and your metabolism. If i up my calories but spread them out into smaller meals I will start to lean out.
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    Jan 03, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
    lovinglife4 saidYa I have to say I upped my calories, am now eating more than 3000 a day and have built muscle and even leaned out a bit. It really has a lot to do with how you are spreading out those calories and your metabolism. If i up my calories but spread them out into smaller meals I will start to lean out.


    Isn't it fucking cool how that works?!?! LOL
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:33 AM GMT
    how on earth do you not eat 3000 calories a day, I have to eat 3300 just to keep my self at the weight I am which is pretty easy, stick in an active day plus the gym and I'm hitting well into 4000 calories, then if I do yoga... well bugger, I'll just eat a freakin horse and be done with it..

    eat a little and eat often, you'll be hitting 3000 calories by mid afternoon.
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:38 AM GMT
    Simple. Triple Whopper with cheese and bacon from Burger King, with a large fry and a large diet coke.

    I'm too lazy to look up the actual amounts, but I remember it being somewhere around 2,300-2,600 calories.
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    Jan 03, 2009 6:48 AM GMT
    Rosenberger, as you can see eating 3000 calories a day is nothing for some people but don't run out and start gorging yourself on food! Food can be your biggest friend or your worst enemy. If you are asking the question, just to ask the question because somebody you know told you they ate 3000 calories a day and that is something you've never done, that's one thing but if your asking if that's necessarily "good" for you, that's something else entirely. What works for one person, does not necessarily work for another. A lot of things factor into it.
  • allatonce

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    Jan 04, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    flex89 said
    lovinglife4 saidYa I have to say I upped my calories, am now eating more than 3000 a day and have built muscle and even leaned out a bit. It really has a lot to do with how you are spreading out those calories and your metabolism. If i up my calories but spread them out into smaller meals I will start to lean out.


    Isn't it fucking cool how that works?!?! LOL



    YES! I feel lied to about all this dieting crap that I've payed attention to. Feeling like I need to eat 1800 calories a day to lean out and every time i tried I would just get really intense cravings all the time and not actually lower my body fat percentage because I would just drop at least as much muscle as fat. What a waste.
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    Jan 04, 2009 5:35 AM GMT
    Metabolic activation.
  • txsin

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    Jan 04, 2009 6:10 AM GMT
    With help from the military...MRE's or Meals Ready to Eat. You can get them from a local military surplus store

    sometimes or order them online. The meal I have here right now is the spaghetti with meat sauce (#20 from the list of
    MRE's) it contains a total of 900 calories. So if your deployed or in the field and eat breakfast lunch and dinner only

    with no snacks your getting up to 3,000 calories in a day. It a good thing they're strict on excercise and fitness.
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    Jan 05, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    Ha! I would not recommend eating MRE's. Those things aren't exactly intended for people that want to be fit. It's more for military personnel that can't spare the time to eat normally like us civilians. And they're loaded with empty carbs, fats, and salt. And if you don't drink enough water with it, you'll get constipated. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 09, 2009 9:54 AM GMT
    rosenberger_m saidreally how? seriously lol someone explain that to me


    McDonalds, cheap Chinese food, and CHIPOOOOOOTLEEEEE!
  • Sayrnas

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    Jan 09, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
    Ok, but what about if you don't have a blender? I have no idea how much I eat (if I eat at all...manarexia is bad...) and I know i just can't stay around a blender. And you can only go so far with protein bars...what do you do then?

    also keep in mind, I'm up from 6 pm to 7am.
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    Jan 09, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    Elderthlas saidOk, but what about if you don't have a blender? I have no idea how much I eat (if I eat at all...manarexia is bad...) and I know i just can't stay around a blender. And you can only go so far with protein bars...what do you do then?

    also keep in mind, I'm up from 6 pm to 7am.

    Protein shakes can be mixed in a shaker.. I've shaken my urm, shakes before but they end up a little funky not as smooth so I mixed them up a few hours before hand which let everything get all nice and smooth.

    and just because your up at 6pm to 7am doesn't mean you shouldn't follow a normal eating routine, you just have breakfast at a later time then average.