Ok, So I've started working out, got me a weight bench and a bunch of weights. I have adopted T.H.T. work out regime which in a nutshell is a 5 day split hitting 1-2 body parts a day to failure.
Now my question is, I have also read that I need to eat ALOT of calories, i'm 6' 195lbs and it's telling me I need around 3k calories a DAY. This seems a lot to me and especially when I'm trying to stick to eating leans meats and vegetables, sure I'll throw in some peanut butter and maybe some starchy veg/rice but 3k calories seems very high to meet.
I just want to build muscle, not for any competitions or anything like that, I just want to be bigger and stronger. So do I need to eat more junk food to up my calories? or is 3k too much? I dont want my body to starve and start eating my muscles because I aint giving it enough calories, because that defeats the purpose so please can anyone give me tips/advice? I kind of want to low carb it for the 5 days I work out and carb up on my 2 day rest just to keep my metabolism on it's toes.