I've seen many conversations back and forth here about how people think they eat a ton, but really are not putting in as much as they think. I decided to monitor my eating for a day and record the information.
Here's the current situation:
I'm trying to gain lean muscle mass. I'm a skinny guy (5'11", 155 lbs), and my metabolism is super fast so I've always found it impossible to gain weight. After doing some research and really trying to eat more, I'm seeing some small gains. A year ago, my diet consisted of something like this:
Breakfast: cereal of some kind, nothing special
Lunch: Ham sandwich, average size (probably with a glass of milk)
Dinner: whatever my mom made (typically pretty well rounded, but I didn't eat a ton).
I ate more today than I usually do, but I also was paying attention more and planning it out.
So today I had:
2.5 Oz Zucchini Bread
2 Oz stir fried chicken (mixed in with eggs)
2.5 Oz Whole Grain Oats
Carbs: 73, Protein: 52, Fat: 31, Calories: 780
- 1 serving of each meat
- 2 servings of colby jack cheese (lowfat)
- Oat&Nut bread
glass of Milk (~12 Oz)
Carbs: 52, Protein: ~45, Fat: 25, Calories: 620
12 Oz Milk
1 Serving lowfat ice cream
Complex Carb powder
Carbs: 165, Protein: 55, Fat: 15.5, Calories: 973
Meal 3 (PPWO?):
2 servings chicken pot pie
1 serving Lasagna
Orange Juice (not from concentrate I believe)
Carbs: 120, Protein: 46, Fat: 58, Calories: 1100
12 Oz Milk
Carbs: ~75, Protein: 55, Fat: ?, Calories: 750
Carbs: 485 Grams
Protein: 253 Grams
I honestly feel like this is probably too much...could it unhealthy or possibly even dangerous if I keep it up?