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    Default 5 ft 2" and bulking (when 2000 cals dont seem enough?)

    Hi All, i've just started on ICF 5X5 and looking to go into a lean bulk. I'm not planning to go through the cut cycle, hence a goal weight of 115 - 120lbs will be good for me for maintenance with muscle definition.

    My workout plan:
    3 days of ICF 5X5
    2 - 3 days of Cardio (1hr each approx.)

    My bodyfat % is pretty low for ladies, i can constantly see vascularity in my arms and legs. Scares me sometimes.

    Height: 5ft 2"
    My bodyfat %: 13% (Average)
    inbody media scan machine (9.2%) - measured at hospital with 8hrs fasting
    Tanita machine (15% - 16%)

    Week 1 into bulking:
    Calories: 2000 - 2100


    Weigh ins:
    10 Aug: Test workout A
    11 Aug: 101.6 lbs (Started eating 2000)
    12 Aug: 105 lbs (Test workout B)
    14 Aug: 103.2 lbs
    15 Aug: 104.6 lbs (Official start of ICF)
    17 Aug: 106.2 lbs
    18 Aug: 105.6
    19 Aug: 106
    20 Aug: 104.8
    21 Aug: 104
    *(Average weight: 104.5)

    As you can tell, the weight fluctuates quite a bit due to water retention and probably my new workout, and hence I am not sure if i should be increasing my calories now? Or just remain. Usually i dont exactly feel full at the end of the day, sometimes even hungry....

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    Listen to your body
    You even state your still hungry
    Everyone has a different metabolism there is no magical X or Y number for each individual. You could add another 100 kcals - 150 kcals and then monitor your weight for another week and the mirror and adjust from there as needed.
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    If you feel hungry, eat; the body knows what it requires, especially when training.
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