Thanks Leslie I do understand your advice and understand the importance of Regular foods.
High maintenance position with very little time to spare.
My workouts are sometimes the only thing I can fit extra into my day besides other responsibilities sometime 5:30 am to 7:00am is the only time I have to get to the gym.
I'm already preping weekly portions on Sunday for the next week. just don't know what to add to top the calories up to the 4300/day mark?
Here's the index on intake requirements.
CALORIE INTAKE PER DAY 1lb/Week gain
A Your Weight in Pounds 184
B Multiply A * 12 Basic Calorie Needs 2208
C Multiply B * 1.6 estimate Resting Metabolic rate 3532.8
D Strength training # minutes per week * 5 180 900
E Aerobic exercise # minutes per week * 8 100 800
F Add D & E divide by 7 194.2857143
G Add C & F = Calorie Needs per Day 3727.085714
H Add 500 to G Estimated Calorie intake to Gain 1lb /week 4227.085714
I Divide H by Number of Meals per Day (6) 704.5142857
Protein Intake Per Day
Body Weight 184
Body Weight * 1 = Intake per day of Protein 184
Protein required Per Day/Meals Per day = Protein/ meal 30.66666667
Hitting the 4300 calories per day seems high? could not possibly eat that much food in a day.
I guess I should have been a little clearer ... Sorry
Please feel free to correct anything If its incorrect, Its been a long time and I'm looking for any advice to bring that up to 4300 without having to feel like I'm stuffing my face every two hours. If thats what it takes than O.K. but I would just like know if thats the only way or is there a better one.
OK after reviewing your posts- 4300 is way too many cals for a 184lb person. Unless you are on a cycle or lookign to gain fat. Take a look:
Cut - 10-13 cals per lb of bodyweight
Maintain: 13-15 cals per lb of bodyweight
Bulk: 15-18 cals per lb of bodyweight
So since you want to add size, at the higher end 18 cals x 184lbs= 3680 calories. Your protein is on target. I know you are a busy guy from your pm- but this calorie intake of 3680 should be easier to attain than 4300! Add some PB to your shake meals instead of milk, and brown rice or whole wheat pasta to you dinner. You can make a big batch on Sunday for the week too