face fat?

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  1. ooorah2111

    ooorah2111 New Member

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    I am currently bulking right now and I am seeing great progress. I am slowly gaining overall size. (Went from 160-170lbs) However, I've gained a significant amount of fat on my face. It seems to be fairly noticeable by family members who I haven't seen before I gained the weight. I didn't gain too much fat anywhere else though. Should I lower my carb intake? What kind of adjustments do you recommend for my diet?

    On training days I take in around 4300 calories, 360 g protein, 366g carbs, 150 g fat.
    On off-days I take in 4100 calories, 345 g protein, 295 g carbs, 180 g fat.

    All of these calories come from oatmeal, egg whites, protein powder, tuna, chicken breasts, natural peanut butter, extra virgin olive oil, fish oil, waxy maize, cashews, and brown rice.

    I also tried yohimburn es on my face for 2 weeks, but it didn't do jack shit. I just bought another bottle of sesapure to give it another shot.

    Or is face fat a sacrifice that I will have to take until I start my cutting cycle and lose overall body fat.
     
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    It just might be water retention.

    How often do you cheat? When I cheat on processed foods I balloon up like a mother fucker..
     
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    yohimburn can help SOME people reduce water and fat gain in the face. But primarily its beneficial for face fat reduction while cutting (calorie deficit).

    sesapure will help reduce fat gain, AIFM might also be beneficial (as lower estrogen will generally help reduce facial fat gain as well as water retention).


    two thing that can help immensely with water issues, increase potassium intake and decrease sodium intake. Potassium should be at least twice sodium, generally prefer at least 4 times.

    also with high calorie and protein intake, water intake need will increase. Generally reccomend 1 gallon of water per 50kg of weight or about 12 oz of water per 5kg
     
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    kilos, mac?

    c'mon.
     
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    So you guys think its just water retention? To be honest, I haven't been drinking a lot of water. And according to your calculations macro, I would need to drink around 1.5 gallons of water a day... I am no where close to that. So if I start drinking a lot more water daily and eat more bananas or other sources of potassium, should that help with my face bloating?
     
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    potassium reduces face bloat ? i eat alot of carbs day/night so i stay bloated 24/7. Anyway to reduce it ?
     
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    Joseph Scumsworth OT Supporter

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    Damn, 366g of carbs seems like a lot.
     
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    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    rip off your face
     
  9. Doog

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    I believe its the opposite of the natural school of though, 'more water will equal more bloat."

    From what I understand the more water you intake; the less your body feels a need to hold onto water. So more water=less retention
     
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    face pulls
     
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    you need to do some smilefrowns, 12 reps or until muscle failure
     
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    A large amount of it is probably water retention, the face seems to have an affinity for storeing sodium. Here are two pics one on clean diet on on shit diet 3-4 weeks after show.

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    ooorah2111 New Member

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    Would daily trips to the sauna help take out water retention?
     
  15. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Same thing happened to me...i was much more dreamy looking with a skinny face haha. My only idea is to do neck stretches that wrestlers do which strenghtings and builds there neck up. Just a thought though.
     
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    you want to get big or you want to be pretty?

    just get the job of bulking done, then worry about your looks when you cut

    mind you, 4300 cals is pretty high... but if you're an ecto, you probably need it
     
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    What's the recommended daily sodium intake for a 170 pounder? I currently take in around 3700mg of sodium.
     
  19. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I cant believe no one commented on this yet.

    :rofl:
     
  20. Mitchj

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    in on this :o
     
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    yet you know why...
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Fuck you, I think its hilarious.
     
  23. knucks

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    You should be drinking more water.
    Maybe too much sodium or some shit though.
     
  24. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    yeah my face is fucking huge
    but then again my head is fucking huge.
     
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