Hey everyone, Ive been reading alot in the nutrition section and ive figured no-one will know exactly how many calories you should eat when you bulk! Its down to trial and error to nail the right amount of calories needed to put on 1-2 lbs a week... Now my situation is this... I was dieting (1600 cals) prior to starting this bulk 8 days ago... Ive read bryans ''eating for size'' and i have followed what he has suggested (slowly ramping up calories). I started eating 2000 and over the last 8 days and ramped it upto 2300..ive noticed 1-2lbs increase in weight over the last 3-4 days so ithink im gonna stick to this amount for at least a week to see how my body responds... My workout is whole body 3x week 2 sets short of failure and i increase the weight every week..e.g. for the squat.. Week 1 45kg week 2 50kg week 3 55kg etc.. 2 questions! 1) During the lighter weights for weeks 1 and 2 (15's 12's) i am burning more calories and glycogen right? compared to the later weeks when i am lifting heavier loads for e.g. 2 sets of 5 reps?? 2) So therefore if i am burning less calories as the cycle progresses would it be sensible to cut back 100-200 calories once i get to the 5-8 rep range?? assuming prior to this i was gaining 1-2 lbs of weight a week. Thankyou in advance for any advice/ suggestions. Matt.