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Calorie Counter Follow Us: Log In Sign Up. You are currently viewing the message boards in: Home Recent Discussions Search. Gaining Weight and Body Building. The app wants me to eat 3, calories and all this stuff. That would be very expensive for groceries since I live in an apartment. I am going by the 1gram of protein per pound of body weight is that good enough for a lean bulk?
My diet consists mostly of peanut butter granola bars, milk, egg, bacon, tilapia, beef, little pork, no fast food, white rice, fried rice, and water. March 18, A clean bulk or lean bulk is simply just eating a small surplus where you gain minimal amounts of fat. Eventually over time you will hit a point of fat gain where you'll have to cut. You do realize bacon is pork right? Id switch to a wild rice or brown rice if you can. What about fruits and veggies?
Those should always be included in your diet. It might be cheaper for you if you were to invest in a whey protein to hit your protein goals. Depending on where you are, sometimes it works out cheaper per gram of protein.
Honestly though, eat good, with enough protein and make sure to hit your calorie goal everyday. March 18, 5: Then you've got to eat more food. Try adding in come fruits, avocados, more grains, nuts. I only suggested protein protein powder because you had mentioned food costs are quite expensive for yourself.
March 18, 9: The cleanliness of your diet should not your primary concern - calories are king and if that means some fast food then chomp it down. Sure, if you can afford to, and if you want to for health concerns fibre, nutrients, etc you can stick to simple whole food ingredients.
This time is your absolute golden time for muscle growth. Use it wisely - I envy you. StealthHealth damn right, what you need for maximum muscle growth is testosterone which you will have buckets of at your age. So start with a nice split of macros. I've read you can go as low as 0. Eat clean and stick to a modest surplus of maybe calories per day. Track your progress then adjust as necessary. Buy those bags of frozen chicken breasts.
They are pound for pound the cheapest meat source for protein, and very good ratio of protein to fat. I mean I eat tilapia too, but it's a little more expensive compared to chicken breasts and egg whites.
April 11, Ice cream and peanut butter. April 11, 2: I am no expert in bulking but I know a lot about weight gain, muscle gain and nutrition through own experience and working with professionals to heal my body I had a body fat percentage that was so low it couldnt be read and my muscles wasted down so much that my heart was being burned to give my body eneergy since it is indeed a muscle..
And it definitely isnt good for you mentally to be so strict with yourself. Peanut butter is ofcourse your friend. I also eat raw nuts cheap for a bag and can toss them in anything.
Avocado - I wait for them to be reduced in price where they need to be sold - buy them all - then take them home to skin them and freeze them - voila! Make some 'clean' desserts if you prefer - like mine is mashed avocado and banana with unsweetened cocoa powder also cheap to buy for a big tub.
Don't be afraid of fats or carbs - your body needs them just as much as the protein i got obsessed with protein before and it actually did damage to my body and made me ill - higher carb and fat intake too and I am feeling so much better and have much more energy!!
Potatoes are good and cheap. So are sweet potatoes and Oats - good, nutritious carbs. Quark is a fat free high protein soft cheese which can be used savoury or sweet. Dried fruit are healthy, high calorie and cheap to buy. Buy tinned fish which is much cheaper. Make sauces using spices , coconut milk, tinned tomatoes cheap!
Make your own granola bars using peanut butter, honey or without if you dont need it to be sweet and oats much cheaper than buying bars and much healthier and you can add seeds, nuts, dried fruit etc to make them higher calorie.
These are all clean, cheap and have no protein powders. Alternatively, you cannot gain weight without also gaining a little fat. You are young - don't restrict your food, you can eat whatever you like.
April 11, 4: You had almost all of your mentions of the word 'clean' in commas but missed one towards the end, good effort though. On a more serious note, that's a great dessert idea you mention. I love blending avocado, unsweetened cocoa, banana and protein powder. The avocado gives it a really great texture. If you don't like protein powder but want something else for flavour you can always add honey or whatever else you can think of.
On an even more serious note than that, all the best with your recovery. It sounds like you've got your head around this at least so are on your way to getting better. Buying beans and bulk plant foods is going to be a lot cheaper than buying beef and bacon.
April 11, 5: Where's the veggies and fruits? How about adding avocado, nuts, beans. You can buy a bag of beans and cook them up and eat on them for days. I do not suggest protein powder, this stuff is expensive as one poster stated to add to your diet. You can buy 5 pound bags of chicken for about 9 to 10 bucks in my neck of the woods. April 11, 6: Whole wheat pancakes Whole wheat frozen waffles Oatmeal You need more carbs.
April 12, 1: If you need more calories in your diet peanut butter is a great route, also as stated before fast food is packed with calories. Only downside is the high sodium content can cause higher water retention making you look like you have more fat than you actually do so your abs won't appear as defined. Potatoes are a great starch and can easily substitute rice for a few meals for vaiation. If you like sweet and white potatoes you can alter between them, the main difference between them is the complexity but I would try to go for the most complex carbs you can, also means throwing in some brown rice.
So if your TDEE is calories add Make sure isn't your maintenance. My fitness pal was under when I set mine up.
All in all I wouldn't worry so much about the protein, BCAAs are a great supplement in my opinion especially on a lower protein diet. I like extend by Scivation, it's cheaper than most competitors and actually has 7g of branch chains, mg of l-leucine per serving which is pretty high, also will have 1g citruline malate if you want to go that route. If your looking at protein powders I would get a mass gainer style which will have more carbs than straight whey but I would not suggest that over real food.
You sounded like you already had a general idea of what your doing and there's been some great advice from above so play with it and I'm sure you'll find what works for you. April 12, 6: April 13, 1: Pizza has a crap load of calories if that is what you really need to meet.
Eat slices, that can be calories on average. Coconut oil on bread. So on so forth. April 13, 3: You could probably deal with less, to be completely honest, ie: All the food recommendations are solid in here. Pizza, donuts, ice cream, lean meats, not lean meats, healthy fats, unhealthy fats in moderation , carbs simple or complex , etc. April 13, 4: Sign In or Register to comment.