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Struggling with bulk diet

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2009/07/14 18:22:04 (permalink)

Struggling with bulk diet

I think i just need to adjust to a proper, clean diet.
For instance today i had the following:
 
Scrambled egg consisting of 2 eggs and 2 slices of white bread (need some brown lol)
 
Yoghurt (my bad)
 
Whey and milk pre workout
 
Banana just before workout
 
Tuna sanwich post workout
 
Dime bar (my bad lol)
 
Protein shake with 2 scoops in it
 
slice of white bread with chicken tikka filling on it.
 
This equals about:
 
Calories: 2530
Carbs: 415
Protein: 147
 
Thats only a rough estimate. Obviously i should be having about 2 grams per pound of body weight, or is that pound of lean muscle?
Either way im 11 stone 5 with a high bf% probably about 20%.
I dont believe i need more than about 2100 calories a day as i dont exercise too often. So im going over. Any help?
 
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    RedHotF
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/14 22:03:36 (permalink)
    Diet is very poor.  Too much reliance on refined carbs, i.e. white bread.  Most of your food intake consists of white bread. 

    No fruit apart from one banana and NO VEG.

    Nothing wrong with a yoghurt, what's bad about that?

    Is that a typical day for you?  You really need to get your diet organised better if you want to progress.

    Why do you think you're struggling with the diet?
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 00:20:36 (permalink)
    Thanks for replying.
    I would normally have brown bread, just ut of it right now.
    I thought fruit was bad as its just simple carbs, so its good pre workout for energy but wasted calories at any other time. The yoghurt is a thick and creamy one, 200 calories each with 4 grams protein and about 30 grams carbs, hence why i thought it was bad.
    Its not really a typical day, ive been bulking for 2 days and as far as typical days go, yes this is basically what ive had in the 2 days.
    Could really use a diet plan to follow. I used to know about all this stuff but have forgotten about a lot of it. I know chicken and some red meats are fine. As is fish. Pasta good also? I just find it difficult to get 2000 calories a day of which i need about 200g of protein. Thats 800 calories of protein alone.
    Im struggling because im bad at cooking really, and dont have money to spend on decent food for bulking so i have to rely on parents shopping. My mum would buy what i need i just dont know what i need.
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 00:36:04 (permalink)
    Yoghurts are fine anytime, as are red meats.

    Get you mum to buy tuna and eggs as nice easy protein sources.

    20% BF at 11 stone odd?  You must be very short or not as fat as your perceive!

    Diet plans here:
    http://www.mealplansite...dybuilding-new-gain.aspx

    Try not to worry about the figures so much, and concentrate on the basics- protein source with every meal, unrefined carbs, plenty of veg, that sort of thing.

    Life heavy weights and keep it simple.
    post edited by 26 - 2009/07/15 12:33:58

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    Newbz18
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 01:09:19 (permalink)
    Well im here:

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/tm.aspx?high=&m=3445440&mpage=1#3445440

    We have tuna and eggs, i had eggs for breakfast and a tuna sanwich for lunch.
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 16:28:34 (permalink)
    bump
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    Newbz18
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 16:52:14 (permalink)
    Also wondering how many grams i actually need of protein
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 17:11:15 (permalink)
    that doesnt really look like a bulking diet to me
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/15 17:46:14 (permalink)
    Elaborate?
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 08:52:48 (permalink)
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 11:59:21 (permalink)
    try pancakes for breakfast

    2 whole eggs, 75g wholemeal flour, 200ml milk and top it with a little honey when theyre done and maybe some sliced banana. Easy!

    Get some wholemeal pitta bread as well as this is quite easy and cheap too.
     
    A small chocolate bar is fine too!
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 12:12:06 (permalink)
    note wrong with a bit of chocolate everday unless you're like wanting to go in a competition, its just you need to make sure you dont get like further cravings from it. As its a simple sugar you get cravings for it, and keep wanting more, but if you have a sufficient amount of self discipline to stop yourself from binging and having a ridiculous amount; its fine.
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 12:25:11 (permalink)
    you had a look through the diet plans that have been posted and chose something to follow yet?

    if so write up your plan and we can give it a final look over for you.
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 17:06:43 (permalink)
    Ive not really made a plan, diet today is better so far:

    scrambled egg with 3 eggs and 2 slices of brown bread

    protein flapjack

    whey shake

    tuna sandwich

    muller rice yogurt.

    Roughly:

    1900 calories
    250 carbs
    150 protein
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 17:13:50 (permalink)
    Can i just ask in this thread somethng else.
    Currently my routine for abs only consists of 4x12 decline sit ups, then 4x 10 on the ab roller.
    Is this enough to make my abs bigger? Im not expecting to SEE them increase in size if im bulking, but i want them to be bigger when i cut.
    Also would doing that twice a week or more overtrain them?
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/16 22:42:38 (permalink)
    i do abs 2 times a week now and seems to work fine. just change it around abit, try different machines etcbut the amount ur doing is fine.
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    Re:Struggling with bulk diet 2009/07/17 14:18:19 (permalink)
    Cool, my diet is improving:

    Scrambled egg with 3 eggs, 2 slices brown bread

    homemade flapjack made with unflavoured whey, golden syrup, coacoa powder and oats

    emerge energy drink with 2 caffeine pills 15 before workout (seems to help a lot)

    2 scoops whey in milk post workout

    tuna sandwich and crisps

    totalling 1930 calories
    220 carbs
    164 protein

    Not sure what to have later, but ill probably go up to about 2400 calories.
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