I'm 6'2 (188 cm) and 17 (male). I weigh 68kg. According to my GP, that's underweight.
I'm not overestimating how much I'm eating and my metabolism is normal (I had a blood test two weeks ago to confirm this).
Does anyone have any idea why I'm not gaining any weight?
you're either active and burning this or you are not eating 4.4k calories a day , if you've just started then give it a couple of weeks and you'll see the pounds come in
How long have you been eating 4.4k for?
It is not only the amount of calories which important, more important is the source of the calories. 4k calories from junk food is not the same as 4k calories from greens
(Original post by Anonymous)
Today I had
2 bowls of cereal with oats (450 cal)
Toasted wholemeal bread + butter (800 cal)
Apple & banana (1000 cal)
In between breakfast & lunch:
3x cheesestrings (1200 cal)
Some kind of crisps or Cheddars (1350 cal)
4 wholemeal rolls + cheese (1900 cal)
2x crisps (2200 cal)
Protein bar (2500 cal)
In between lunch & dinner:
2x doughnuts (3000 cal)
Rice + 2x fish fillets + chips (3900 cal)
Protein bar (4200 cal)
Chocolate bar (4300 cal)
Then usually some kind of fruit before bed (which takes it to about 4400)
So by calculating the calories using your values, you consumed 29800 calories today. You went wrong somewhere, cause that's not possible or normal to have. You probably put more zero's at the end accidentally.
I suggest you use 'MyFitnessPal' from google. Or any other calorie counting website. Then use that to see how much calories you have.
Even if you went wrong with what you said above, you should still gain weight if you have 4000 calories a day. So you must have less than that.
Do you also work out a lot? Or do any activities during the week? As that can burn off a lot of calories. And there is also something called BMR which varies for different people. Calculate your BMR too.
Last edited by kurro; 4 weeks ago