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Old 09-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! I don't really know why I joined here, I just sort of wanted to see how many calories I ate and burned in one day.
My goal is to gain some weight (I am almost down to 100, yikes!), and I am using this to see if I am successful in my goal.
It is a very difficult journey for me, and I have been working on this goal for almost a month now.
I am looking forward to being a part of this community!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Lego,
welcome! if weight gain is your goal here are a few tip on using FitDay.
http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums...t-read-me.html
Basically it isn't quite geared for weight gain, but the calories listing and pie chart are informative no matter what your goals are.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome and congratulations on wanting to be healthier. Gaining weight is a little different battle as you really want to gain muscle whereas us overweight individuals want to burn fat. My suggestion is to get 30% of your calories from protein (protein is the only nutrient that your body can use to build muscle) and that you eat at about a 500 calorie per day excess.

Let us know if you have more questions.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey guys! I don't really know why I joined here, I just sort of wanted to see how many calories I ate and burned in one day.
My goal is to gain some weight (I am almost down to 100, yikes!), and I am using this to see if I am successful in my goal.
It is a very difficult journey for me, and I have been working on this goal for almost a month now.
I am looking forward to being a part of this community!
Best wishes - hope the site is helpful! If you find strategies that work, please share them - my daughter is in the same situation as you, and after a lifetime of trying to lose weight I don't have a lot of wisdom to share on the other side
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