Weight Gain Calculator

Weight Gain Calculator

Those interested in How to Gain Weight, the first thing you must make sure that you eat enough calories to promote muscle growth. Also, to maximize your weight gain you should determine how many calories your body is burning per day and then make sure you eat the correct amount of calories to gain up to two pounds per week.

Fortunately we at How to Gain Weight123 have a calculator that will do all of this for you. Our Weight Gain Calculator will tell you how many calories you should eat per day. Click on the How to Gain Weight123 calculators tab and select the Weight Gain Calculator. Just enter your age, gender, height, weight, the amount of activity you do per day, the amount of weight you want to gain, and the number of days you want to achieve your weight management goals. The weight gain calculator will tell you how many calories you need to consume per day to reach your goal. Also, the calculator will let you know if your goals may be too aggressive and could possibly have some health risks involved by consuming the amount of calories calculated.
Weight Gain Calculator

Weight Gain Calculator

 

We can further define the calories that you consume as follows. A calorie is a measurement of thermal energy. Your body can use different types of food to convert to a calorie of thermal energy.

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How to Get Fat

The goal is to put on weight as lean muscle and increase your lean body mass ( LBM ). The goal is not to find out how to get fat. However, If you were to follow the diet and rest schedules that we suggest in the 123 formula, and you neglected to follow the exercise schedule, then you would most likely add weight as fat. So, that is how to get fat! too many calories consumed and too little exercise will lead to weight gain as fat.

Lean Mass, Lean Body Mass, LBM calculation

Checking fat % with skin fold caliper

 

Measuring Body Fat with Accu-Measure Skin Fold Caliper available online for under $6.


Gaining or losing weight comes down to how many calories you eat minus how many calories you burn. Your BMR / RMR (how many calories you would burn laying in bed) and the amount of calories you burn in a day can be calculator by using the calculators on the “ How to Gain Weight 123 ” Calculators Page . To gain one pound you must eat 3500 calories more than the amount of calories your body is burning, so in order to gain 2 pounds in a week you will need to eat 7000 calories more than your body burns in a week. Gaining up to two pounds a week is considered healthy. More than two pounds a week is not considered healthy and that is how to get fat. So, monitor your calories consumed and the calories you burn so that you control your weight gain.

 

Whats The Truth About
Whole wheat, Whole grain, Multi grain?

In your quest to gain weight and add lean muscle mass, you must consider the quality of the food you eat. One type of product that marketing professionals have clouded the meaning is “wheat grain products”. What’s the truth about multi-grain & wheat products? When your planning your diet and want the best quality in any grain products, such as bread, cereal, pasta etc., read the label to find out what type of grain is in the product. typical ingredients will be whole wheat, whole grain, multi grain, refined wheat, brown rice, oatmeal, bulgar. But, which of these grains are best for your diet?
Watch the below video to find out the truth.

Eating quality food will help you ensure that when you gain weight, your going to add on muscle as lean mass / lean body mass ( LBM ) and improve your overall health. It is our goal at “How to Gain Weight 123″ to promote a healthy diet to ensure that your weight gain or weight loss is beneficial to your overall health. Follow the guidelines in the video to make sure you purchase only quality grain products.

How To Gain Weight
    the 123 Formula

How To Gain Weight It’s as easy as 123 to learn how to Gain Weight when you follow our 3 step formula to gaining muscle mass.

★ This forum will help anyone interested in how to gain weight, gain muscle, lose fat and how to get big muscles.

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Start by reading “My Weight Story” and watch the introduction video below. Then follow the 3 steps for gaining weight (tabs 1 eat, 2 exercise, 3 rest,).

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3 Reasons Your not Gaining Weight
or not Gaining Muscle Mass

You might ask why I’m not gaining weight or gaining any muscle? However, You should first ask what is my lean mass? or lean body mass ( LBM ).

Go to the How to Gain Weight 123 Calculators page and determine what is your lean mass. If you have been monitoring your Lean Mass ( LBM ), you would know if your body fat percentage has decreased. If it has, then possibly you actually have gained muscle & Lean Mass. However, if you indeed are not gaining at the point, examine these three tips to see if there is something your doing to prevent you from gaining weight.

1. Not eating enough calories in your diet. Check the How to Gain Weight 123 Calculators page and use the calorie calculator to determine how many calories your body burns in a day. You must eat more calories than this amount to gain weight.
2. Not getting enough rest. Rest is very important. A high metabolism will make it difficult to gain weight. Therefore, you need to slow things down as much as possible to allow the calories you consume to be used for weight gain. Also, you will need plenty of rest to rebuild muscle that has been exhausted during exercise. you must get at least eight hours of sleep each night and avoid doing extra activities other than your weight training until you have reached your desired weight.
3. Not doing exercises to stimulate gaining weight or gaining muscle. See the How to Gain Weight 123 Exercise page to make sure you are doing the recommended exercises for gaining weight and gaining muscle as lean mass. The exercises recommended will put your body into an anabolic state and will stimulate gaining weight with almost all of the weight gained as muscle, lean mass.

Be sure to monitor your progress regularly so you can make necessary adjustments to your diet and exercise schedule. First you should be monitoring your body weight. Then, from the How to Gain Weight 123 Calculators page, you can fill in required calculator information to monitor your Resting Metabolic Rate ( RMR ), Basal Metabolic Rate ( BMR ), Lean Body Mass ( LBM ), Calories Burned / Calories Used.
Use the following How to Gain Weight 123 calculators:
LBM Calculator, BMI Calculator, RMR Calculator, BMR Calculator, Calorie Calculator

Lean Mass / Lean Body Mass Calculation
Why Use It to Monitor Your Fitness Goals?

What is Lean Mass or Lean Body Mass ( LBM )? and how does it apply to How to Gain Weight?
Lean mass is the calculation that tells you how much you would weigh without the body fat. So, it’s how much your bones, organs and muscles weigh. By knowing how much your body weighs without the fat and then monitoring it over time, you will know exactly how much muscle you have gained or lost.

Our Calculators page has a LBM calculator to measure your Lean Mass. However, the formulas used in calculators assume an average human body composition. If you would like a more accurate method of measuring Lean Mass( LBM ), you can purchase an inexpensive
Measuring Body Fat with Skin Fold Caliper tool online for under $6. It can be very accurate to monitor your Lean Mass (LBM) with a caliper type tool. This will let you know if  you are gaining or loosing body fat. Then you can adjust your diet accordingly. Calculating LBM with the skin fold caliper is fairly easy. The tool will give you a body fat percentage. The calculation would then go like this.

For example: If your body fat percentage was determined to be 20% and you weigh 300lbs then:

What is Lean Mass, Lean Body Mass, LBM calculation

Lean Body Mass ( LBM ) calculation

300lbs X .20 = 60lbs of body fat.

300lbs – 60lbs = 240 LBM ( Lean Mass )

 

Note: It is best to not gain or lose more than 2 pounds of weight a week. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason right now is that you want to make sure the weight you gain is muscle and the weight you lose is fat. Therefore, if you wanted to gain 2 pounds in a week, eat 7000 calories a week more than the calories you used in that week. So, you would divide it up like this 7000/7 = 1000 calories a day. Therefore, eat 1000 calories a day over the amount of calories used in a day.

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How to tie together
  BMI, BMR, & LBM

I have been asked “how do you link together the calculations for BMI, BMR, & LBM to be useful measurements in my training goals”?

To start off, you can check out the individual post in “How To Gain Weight 123″ on body mass index (BMI),  basal metabolic Rate (BMR) and lean body mass (LBM).

Now how can we tie all of these calculations together to help us gain weight/ lose weight/ gain lean muscle?

  1. Calculate your BMR, this will give us the amount of calories we need if we remain at rest all day.
  2. Add to the BMR calories the calories you have used for activities during the day. This will give you how many total calories you have used during the day.
    TIP: Go to the “How To Gain Weight 123” CALCULATORS page and use the “calories calculator”. This will calculate your BMR and add your activities to give you the total amount of calories you use in a day. Also available are Lean Mass – LBM Calculator and BMI calculator.
  3. Now that you know how many calories you use in a day, Eat more calories to gain weight OR eat less calories to lose weight. You will gain/lose 1 pound for every 3500 calories you eat that is more/less than the calories you use in a day.

It is best to not gain or lose more than 2 pounds a week. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason right now is that you want to make sure the weight you gain is muscle and the weight you lose is fat. Therefore, if you wanted to gain 2 pounds in a week, eat 7000 calories a week more than the calories you used in that week. So, you would divide it up like this 7000/7 = 1000 calories  a day. Therefore, eat 1000 calories a day over the amount of calories used in a day.

To better gauge your development, monitor your Lean Body Mass (LBM) with a caliper type tool. This will let you know if you are gaining or loosing body fat. Then you can adjust your diet accordingly.

 Notice that we did not use BMI in our calculations. This is because BMI , does not consider or monitor a persons body fat and therefore is not useful in monitoring weight gain or loss or lean mass.

Are You Fooled
by your BMI?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement used  to determine whether your overweight, underweight, Or Just right. Our website “How To Gain Weight 123″ has a BMI calculator located in the sidebar for your use, or go to our  Calculators Page.  Enter your age, sex, height and weight. Then press calculate and you will get your BMI. A BMI under 20 is considered underweight; 20-25 is OK;  25-30 is overweight. This BMI calculation however, does not consider the amount of body fat a person has. Therefore, a person that has a lot of lean muscle, may register in the overweight category using only the BMI calculator to gauge their weight status.

A more accurate way to estimate your amount of body fat is the Lean Mass / Lean Body Mass (LBM) calculation. LBM calculation however is not as easy as plugging in numbers like the BMI calculation. There are various methods to calculate LBM. A very popular method is the use of a caliper to measure the fat around the abdomen (stomach fat). An inexpensive caliper can be purchased at sporting goods & health stores or online.

LBM is an estimate of how much you would weigh without the body fat. So, it’s how much your bones, organs and muscles weigh. As you gain weight or loose weight, it’s beneficial to keep track of your LBM so you can determine how much of the weight gain is due to increase in muscle mass. The “How to Gain Weight 123″ plan is designed to promote increasing muscle mass and its recommended to track your LBM to better gauge your progress. It is possible to actually loose body weight and still gain muscle mass. Tracking LBM would  allow this to be determined.

 

Calculating LBM is fairly easy. If you use the LBM skin fold caliper tool, it will give you a body fat percentage. The calculation would then go like this. example: If your body fat percentage was determined to be 20%  and you weigh 200lbs then:
200lbs X .20  = 40lbs of body fat.
200lbs – 40lbs = 160 LBM
Although it is very difficult to gain 100% muscle and 0% fat. I have personally gained at a 2:1 muscle to fat ratio on the How to Gain Weight 123 plan. These ratios are achievable. Once you start monitoring LBM you can guage your calorie intake so that your gains allow for muscle increase while not overly abundant for fat increases. How to Gain Weight 123    So, what is lean mass?