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Bulking & low carb evenings

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2008/05/11 19:20:40 (permalink)

Bulking & low carb evenings

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I've been bulking for a while, and have been struggling with a lack of appetite which has been hindering the gains/ amount of food eaten. I've recently found that reducing carbs in the evening means that I am far hungrier the next day and so can eat more overall on a daily basis.

Is it possible to bulk while keeping carbs low in the evening (for meals 5 & 6)? At the moment, I'm eating protein and veg for dinner, followed later by cottage cheese/ greek yog and PB.....

Have people made gains on this before? And do you therefore increase carbs during the day to compensate?

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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/11 20:16:51 (permalink)
    post your whole diet up matey it will help
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/11 20:38:21 (permalink)
    Well, diet is currently something like:

    8am: 1 x Scoop whey in water
    9.30am: Large bowl of muesli, 1 x fruit
    11am: 1 x turkey breast, 3 x oatcakes
    2pm: 80g WW pasta, 1 x turkey breast, 100g broccoli
    4.30pm: Either energy bar or large handful raisins & nuts, 200g yogurt
    8pm: 1 tin mackerel/ 100g beef, large salad/ veg
    9.30pm: 100g cottage cheese or 200g Greek yogurt with 1 packet of options, 2 tbsp peanut butter

    Currently maintaining on this diet, so think i need to boost carbs maybe- so thinking about generally increasing portion sizes. Currently 63kg, 5'9, 27 yo.
    post edited by Si_1980 - 2008/05/11 21:17:45
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/11 21:11:29 (permalink)
    Need amounts of food etc, eg 100g of WW pasta. Doesnt seem a lot of food for someone whos bulking even at your weight.

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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/11 21:18:15 (permalink)
    OK sorry- edited to add in quantities
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/11 23:57:49 (permalink)
    How big is 1 x Scoop whey, Large bowl of muesli, 1 x turkey breast & 1 tin mackerel? Where does your workout fit in? You need to eat more to gain weight. Increase portion sizes by 10% and see what happens.
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/12 06:52:47 (permalink)
    Scoop of whey is about 28g I think, don't measure the muesli, just pour a nice big bowl out (prob around 50g?) with SS milk (150 ml?)
    1 turkey breast is 125g I think and mackerel is 85g- standard small tin.

    WO is 8-9am 3 times a week, and on these days I have muesli when I wake up, then (28g) whey PWO, and continue with 9.30am meal onwards.

    I suppose the question is whether anyone else has bulked successfully with low carb evenings, and if this is possible/ a good idea, or a waste of time.....
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/12 16:33:47 (permalink)
    You've got pre-WO carbs but no post-WO carbs, which may slow down muscle growth. If you're sitting watching TV in the evenings, having fat instead of carbs isn't a problem as you're still getting the kcals in and your muscles are burning mostly fat anyway when you're sedentary. Your protein & EFA intakes look O.K.
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/12 16:46:54 (permalink)
    OK cool- cheers for your reply.

    I tend to eat higher GI fruit after training- would this assist with carb intake PWO? This is usually banana or mango, around 45 mins after my workout. I then follow this up with muesli a bit later.
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    RE: Bulking & low carb evenings 2008/05/12 17:12:23 (permalink)
    I don't know what sugars mangos contain as ND doesn't say, but ripe 'nanas are O.K. for refilling muscle glycogen.
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