Keep losing weight in my bulking phase unfortunately

  • Kromethius

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    Jun 08, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    I started working out about 6 months ago and im about 163 lbs but I've been trying to cook and eat clean as much as i can six meals a day. 4 sets 12 reps for 4 weeks then the next month increase all weight with new exercised and still maintain 4 sets but with 6-8 reps. eat salmon whole wheat grain oatmeal and 3 whole eggs, spagetti, hamburgers, fajita tacos, chicken breasts, tilapia, tuna sandwiches, carrot and celery sticks, turkey breast sandwiches, pita bread, whole wheat grain rice, black beans with baked potato, hot dogs and all bread is whole wheat grain 100%, almonds, peanut butter, and greek yogurt. I grew from 145 lbs to l63 lbs and I'm cognizant that it takes forever to increase weight and its generally 1 lb per month but i have been fluctuating and am worried im doing something wrong. Does this sound ok or what to you guys?
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    Jun 08, 2014 6:18 AM GMT
    Water weight can fluctuate 10+ pounds in a single day. Go by your average over an entire week if you want an accurate trend.
  • mybud

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    Jun 08, 2014 6:37 AM GMT
    You can't just go by the scale. Can you see a visual difference ? If yes, continue, If no, look at your protein intake,you should be consuming at least 1 gram per pound of lean mass minus your body fat numbers. Good luck.
  • Kromethius

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    Jun 08, 2014 6:54 AM GMT
    But how do you know if you're eating enough protein? And am I supposed to weigh myself after my first meal or as soon as I wake up?
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    Jun 08, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    MIS37 saidBut how do you know if you're eating enough protein? And am I supposed to weigh myself after my first meal or as soon as I wake up?
    When I was on my quest to lose 70 lbs (since accomplished), I weighed several times a day on a digital scale that tracked all my stats (total weight, muscle mass, body water, body fat, BMI, and visceral fat). It wasn't quite accurate, but it was consistent. Every day was a yoyo, but week after week it showed consistent improvements.

    Oh, and you know you're eating enough protein when you shit a lot.
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    Jun 10, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    judgingyou saidi'll trade u
    +1
    It's a daily struggle to keep a healthy weight without gaining. My body puts on 50 lbs of fat just looking at cheesecake.
  • buddycat

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    Jun 10, 2014 8:33 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    judgingyou saidi'll trade u
    +1
    It's a daily struggle to keep a healthy weight without gaining. My body puts on 50 lbs of fat just looking at cheesecake.


    Me too, I would not even consider trying to bulk. I can treat myself to Weight Watchers Ice Cream if I run a lot. I love to eat.
  • Kromethius

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    Jun 12, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    but now i lost about 4 lbs and im trying to make time to cook more but i feel more depressed and unmotivated to work out since im losing muscle or fat.