Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Calorie Intake

Gaining weight, and more importantly, muscle mass is dependent on eating more calories than you burn. This calorie surplus coupled with a strength training routine is what leads to lean (muscle rather than fat) weight gain. Unfortunately, increasing your calorie intake is not as easy as eating everything in sight.

What is a calorie surplus?

A calorie surplus is a state in which you consume more calories than you burn leading to weight gain in the form of muscle or body fat. While a calorie surplus is required to gain weight, simply eating more only leads to unsightly body fat. To gain muscle, you must


A Calorie is a unit of energy used to track food intake and exercise. Calories taken in from food is the body’s source of fuel and provides it with the building blocks it needs to make new tissues and repair damaged ones. Calories can come from a wide variety of

How to Gain Weight

Gaining weight, muscle and strength doesn’t have to be a complicated process. You can be successful by combining an appropriate amount of calories with a solid strength training program. Since complaining about genetics will only lead to failure, a much more efficient use of your time is to simply eat

Muscle Diet

Those looking to gain weight are told over and over again to eat all foods, all the time. If you aren’t eating you aren’t gaining, right? This is true, but if you take this advice, you’re much more likely to get fat and unhealthy rather than muscular and in shape.

Protein Supplements Part 2

In Part 1 of Protein Supplements, we discussed the role of protein in the body, the difference between complete and incomplete proteins and how different types of protein supplements can affect you and your workout routine. Here we’ll go over when you should use supplements for gaining versus losing weight,

What’s the difference between a calorie deficit and calorie surplus?

Whether you’re trying to gain weight, lose weight or simply stay where you’re at, you need to control your calorie intake. Gaining weight requires that you eat more calories than you burn while losing weight requires the opposite. Your calorie balance (difference between what you eat and what you burn)

Energy Balance Explained

Energy balance is the basis of weight management. Do you want to lose weight, put on a few pounds or stay right where you’re at? Whichever scenario you are in, energy balance will get you there. Energy balance is simply the amount of calories you eat versus the amount of