Are these Carb, calorie, and protein goals correct?

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    Jan 05, 2015 6:23 AM GMT
    Hey guys. I'm 140 lbs and i'm fairly active. workout at least four times a week. I'm trying to focus more on my diet now. I've never had a problem with weight I'm actually having problems with gaining weight. 140 is actually after a year and a half of overeating. I was just trying to find out if my goals are correct. Please let me know what you think any info is awesome.

    So i'm 140 lbs
    5'7
    and I workout four times a week

    from what I've heard I need to eat 3100 calories a day
    (source http://www.healthstatus.com/perl/calculator.cgi)

    and about 120 or so grams of protein a day. However I have also heard that you need to multiply your body weight by 1.5 which in my case would be 210 grams a day. Does anybody know which one is right?

    to build muscle and gain weight the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends you consume 1.4 to 1.8 grams per kilogram, or about 0.64 to 0.82 grams of protein per pound of body weight each day. This means a 150-pound person should consume 96 to 123 grams of protein each day to build muscle mass and gain weight.
    (Source http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/much-protein-should-consume-trying-gain-weight-3456.html)

    My personal trainer is a pro IFBB bodybuilder who just placed on an international competition. I'm not sure what place he got but he suggested about 450 carbs a day.

    What do you guys think are these realistic goals? Should I be changing them?

    Calorie intake: 3100
    Protein intake: 120 -- 210
    Carbs: 450
  • being_human

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    Jan 05, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    It largely depends on how active you are. I sit on my desk for 6 hours at work. I don't have an active lifestyle at the moment. So I'm limiting my calories to 2400 Cal. My belly started getting fatty. Anyway.. Ur protein seems to be on the right track. All d best
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 05, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    I'd take the protein to the upper number. If your protein is clean, it won't hurt you in any way. Be sure you get protein immediately after working out (I use a 41 gram powder mixed with water). But the most your body can metabolize is about 40 grams in 3 hours so it needs to be distributed throughout the day.
  • biathlete01

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    Jan 05, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
    I started lifting at 19, 5'8", 120 lbs. My body was too immature to put on any mass until I was 30 years old. I hate to tell you, but your body looks very much like mine did. Good thing about maturing late is that you can look great when you are older and your friends will all look old. LOL

    Keep working out hard and develop proper training techniques and diet habits. Through trial and error you will find out what works for you. 99% of what you read will probably not work for you. But you have to try it out to see, then move on to something new until you find the right routine and diet.



    Joe
  • kevjo

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    Jan 05, 2015 10:36 PM GMT
    I'm curious, if you're looking to put on size, in terms of calories, how many more should you be adding? Is there a upper limit as to additional calories where anything beyond that just becomes detrimental or unnecessary?
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    Jan 09, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Destinharbor said[/cite]I'd take the protein to the upper number. If your protein is clean, it won't hurt you in any way. Be sure you get protein immediately after working out (I use a 41 gram powder mixed with water). But the most your body can metabolize is about 40 grams in 3 hours so it needs to be distributed throughout the day. [/quote

    Thanks for the advice but one thing I dont understand is what do you mean by clean protein? I'm not sure what that means exactly. My protein sources come mostly from skinless chicken breast, beef, and I also use syntha six protein powder. Are those clean protein?
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    Jan 09, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    kevjo saidI'm curious, if you're looking to put on size, in terms of calories, how many more should you be adding? Is there a upper limit as to additional calories where anything beyond that just becomes detrimental or unnecessary?


    Im not sure I used a calorie calculator from a website but I believe your body would store it.