Am I gaining weight too fast? via /r/Fitness
Hey Reddit, around 2 months ago I became interested in Fitness because I was very skinny and had barely any muscle. My starting stats we’re 18 years old/Male/100 pounds/5'4" roughly 2 months ago.
The first month was just sit-ups and push-ups daily, and I ate fast food about half as often as I used to (was once/week, now twice/month) and whenever I wanted a snack at home, I would grab whatever had more protein in it. The first month had almost no affect on my weight or muscles.
The second month I bought 2x 20lb dumbbells and found a routine of 8 isolation work-outs, which I’ve been doing every second day since. I have been eating a bit more because I’m getting more exercise and need to eat more. I haven’t been counting my calories because I was never worried about gaining weight until recently, when I found out I was gaining weight very quickly. At most, I was eating 200 more calories daily, on average.
So after 2 months I’m now up to 115 pounds from my 100 start. I’m worried that I’m eating too much because there’s no way I gained more than a few pounds from muscle growth. 15 pounds in 2 months seems ridiculous, and I don’t know if I should be lowering my calories until I’m gaining at a more reasonable rate (5lbs/month)? Or should I just let myself gain weight until I’m at a more average weight for my age/height? Thanks for the help.
Submitted April 25, 2015 at 12:21AM by Merchanting
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