A couple questions.

1. ## A couple questions.

First, is there a website that names a food and gives it an average nutritional value? Say, I wanted to know what was in an egg. Or any other food.

Second, if I get on a bulking diet, how much fat and other "bad" things should I take in. Say I am eating 2k calories a day and I want to go to 3.5k. Do I eat the same amount of fat as before or do I adjust that? You know how it always says at the bottom of a nutritional value label, values are based on a 1500 calorie/day diet? If I were eating 3000 per day, would I double that?

I know it is a few questions so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

2. ## Re: A couple questions.

Originally posted by Michael D
First, is there a website that names a food and gives it an average nutritional value? Say, I wanted to know what was in an egg. Or any other food.
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Originally posted by Michael D
Second, if I get on a bulking diet, how much fat and other "bad" things should I take in. Say I am eating 2k calories a day and I want to go to 3.5k. Do I eat the same amount of fat as before or do I adjust that? You know how it always says at the bottom of a nutritional value label, values are based on a 1500 calorie/day diet? If I were eating 3000 per day, would I double that?
I don't really understand a question, but basically when i am planning a diet, i figure out my daily cals then pick a ratio of macros to use (for example isocaloric = 33/33/33). So 33% of cals from fat, 33 from protein, 33 from carbs. You can use any number of ratios and diets from low carb, to 40/40/40 p/c/f, 50/30/20 p/f/c etc.

Re: the label thing. The percents to the right of the grams/cals are useless, just check the grams/cals to keep track of how many you are taking in.

3. ## USDA National Nutrient Database

4. www.calorieking.com

Also, don't follow those nutritional labels/values. The USDA/nutritional board/whatever recommends ratios that are not ideal for the bodybuilder. Find out what p/c/f ratio works best for you for adding LBM without fat gain. Also, a sudden jump from 2000 calories to 3500 will have distinct effects on your body fat percentage. Add calories gradually.

Peace.

5. Thanks guys!

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