Diet Help (Looking to Gain Muscle+Bulk)
What are some necessary diet changes for somebody who is looking to bulk? Foods/meals to avoid? What should my diet consist of?
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How do you like being at that weight? I'm 5'8 and 165 pounds, and I'm contemplating going up to 170 or even 175, but I don't want to look too jacked. I just want to maintain my fit, athletic body type.UrbanPoet wrote: ↑Oct 27th, 2018 11:05 amI'm a mid 30's young old man. lolz. My metabolism I notice is slowing down...
Luckily I got some good muscle memory and know what it takes mentally from my years of athletics and training when I was in high school and in my 20's.
Right now my strength and muscle bulk has far surpassed what i achieved back in my 20's...
All I do is.... Eat clean and high protein. Eat junk food in moderation every week. I see it as a mental thing... everyone is busy. You don't have time to make 5 perfect meals a day and train twice a day.
So I eat... healthy sort of. About once a week I'll have something like a steak with potatoes. Lots of veggies with every meal. Or a chicken slouvaki extra taziki sauce. With big greek salad and potatoes.
I train HEAVY. I do as heavy heavy as possible.. I keep my reps under 6 reps.
I focus on compound exercises. RIght now I only do bench press, dead lift, squat, military press, weighted sit ups, hanging leg lifts, and pull ups. I do 3 sets of pull up EVERY day.
I'm 5'8 172LBS , kinda like your goal.
When I was in my early 20's I Was 5'8 145-150 like you are right now. So skinny and smaller.
If I were to learn from my mistakes... I would have approached training a lot differently... I used to do a lot of iso exercises and work on the sexy muscles. But now I do NOTHING but compound heavy weight and low rep... and its working for me.
Also... PULL UPS. Every since I started training to do more pull ups... I notice I got more arm definition and much more strength.
So eat big, and train big!
Always push yourself.
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The basic general idea is that too much of a carb intake will lead to it turning into sugar which will then turn into fat if you aren't burning what you eat. Eat more than you burn = fat. No way around that basic truth. First place that starts is the gut.amz155 wrote: ↑Nov 23rd, 2018 11:45 amCarbs after 6 pm being stored as fat isn't true. There's no evidence that it actually happens like that. Carbs don't even readily get converted to fat (de novo lipogensis) outside of a few extreme circumstances. Excess calories cause fat storage...but its fat that's being stored, not carbs or protein.
Eating every 2-3 hours isn't really a specific method to assist in body weight or muscle gain. You could eat once a day or every 2-3 hours, and if your kcal intake is the same, it doesn't make that much of a difference, aside from the part about infrequent protein feedings.
There are no good/bad foods. There are no foods that one must avoid when trying to bulk (okay, whatever you're allergic to, can't digest well, trans fats...but that's not what this is about). OP doesn't have to avoid deep fried foods lol. In fact, if he's having trouble gain weight, calorically dense foods help get those kcals in. ETA: just to be clear, not needing to avoid a specific food in no way means a green light to eat it without any limit to frequency, portion, etc. The foundation of ALL diets (in the context of this thread) should be a variety of whole/minimally processed foods.
Nov 23rd, 2018 5:10 pm
http://www.simplyshredded.com/carbs-at- ... eyman.htmlZero1 wrote: ↑Nov 23rd, 2018 4:27 pmThe basic general idea is that too much of a carb intake will lead to it turning into sugar which will then turn into fat if you aren't burning what you eat. Eat more than you burn = fat. No way around that basic truth. First place that starts is the gut.
If OP wants to do a dirty bulk where they eat everything and then cut late, sure. Its definitely an option but when cutting down, restrictions will be placed on the nutritional intake.
I said good carbs because they are complex carbs and in general, your body will take longer to break those down (again lower on the hypoglycemic index) compared to other sources of carbs. Most nutritionists/fitness trainers/doctors I have come across will suggest complex over simple.
OP the best thing for you to do is a constant experiment and see what works best for your body. Everyone is different, if you metabolism is fast, then eating every couple of hours might just work for you. Hell worst case if you still can't gain a pound, mass gainers are there for a reason.
Nov 23rd, 2018 8:16 pm
Not true with point 1.Zero1 wrote: ↑Nov 23rd, 2018 4:27 pm**1**The basic general idea is that too much of a carb intake will lead to it turning into sugar which will then turn into fat if you aren't burning what you eat.
**2**Eat more than you burn = fat. No way around that basic truth. First place that starts is the gut.
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It's not, it's common sense and basic nutrition. If you have no food in you, you will go into catabolic state for that period of time.