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leslie asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

I been eating 5000 calories a day the past week yet I don't see any changes in my body. why?

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  • 1 month ago

    Unless your metabolism is terrible you're not going to see results in a week. The first place that extra calories goes is to your muscles to replace the glycogen. The second place they go is towards the repair and maintenance of your body. The third is fat.

    If your goal is to gain fat then you need to keep at it for at least a month before seeing results. The question is why?

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  • Logan
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    1 month ago

    Initially, extra calories are stored as glycogen in muscles and liver.  After a week or so you will start adding fat quickly if you continue at 5000 a day.  You may add visceral fat first which is inside the abdomen but will show up on a waist tape measurement. 

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  • 1 month ago

    It won't be long before you start getting fatter

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  • casper
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    You may have a high metabolism, hyper or hypo thyroid. It could also be just your high activity.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Maybe your digestion just hasn't caught up with it? 

    Your body might just kind of poop everything out without absorbing it. Look how skinny/toned some professionaI competitive eaters are.

    They say physiologicaI changes in your body shouId take at Ieast 4 weeks. Your body may be taking in more caIories, but not aII 5000 calories worth. There are roughIy 3500 caIories in a pound of fat, so you wouId need to store 3500 more than your reguIar maintenance caIories. Our bodies are never a hundred percent efficient at digestion, so don't necessariIy count food caIories to estimate how much fat you wiII be putting on. Track your caIories and weight over severaI weeks and see how much you gained.

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  • 1 month ago

    The body is incredibly good at maintaining homeostasis. Eating more calories means your metabolism spends more energy absorbing the nutrients and processing the food. This is why diets rarely work, because eating less will just slow your metabolism down and can have adverse affects like your body holding onto fat for survival. If you continue eating this way, you will eventually gain noticeable weight.

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