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Bulking foods

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by fuji, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. HenryFlower

    HenryFlower Senior member

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  2. suited

    suited Senior member

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    there is no inherent difference between 'bulking' foods and 'cutting' foods. you can eat chicken and brocolli when youre bulking, and chocolate cake when youre cutting. you just eat more when you want to bulk.

    This is sort of misleading.

    If you weigh 190lbs and you're cutting using a limited amount of calories all while trying to hit 190g of protein - it's going to be very hard to hit your protein requirements without going over your calories when you're consuming 900 calories worth of chocolate cake that contains 8g of protein and god knows how much undesirable sugar and carbs.

    Can you eat a tiny, tiny piece of cake when you're cutting? Sure, but there is definitely a huge difference between cutting and bulking in terms of what you can get away with.
     


  3. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    My bulk staples are: fatty ground beef burgers, rib eyes w/ a lot marble and carnitas burritos with guac and cheese. As I have adjusted along the way I have only added lean chicken breast to up my protein.
     


  4. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    You're probably going to need to focus more on the starchy carbs for full-on bulking.

    The usual: oats, pastas, whole grains, rice, potato (including sweet) etc...


    If I'm getting enough calories from meat why would I need to eat carbs as well?
     


  5. BBSLM

    BBSLM Senior member

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    If I'm getting enough calories from meat why would I need to eat carbs as well?

    you dont necessarily have to, but carbs are generally cheaper and easier to eat a lot of than protein, and lots of carbs around workouts are helpful for most people.

    valid point, but a lot of people (usually nitwit BBers who have read a couple magazine articles) separate foods into strict and arbitrary bulking and cutting categories. you can only eat eggs when bulking because of the fat content. broccoli is ok when cutting, but fills you up too much to eat when bulking. stupid shit like that. the leangains site linked to above makes is pretty obvious that copious amounts of things like sugary kids cereals, ice cream, cheesecake, and fatty meats - foods that are conventionally off limits for a weight loss diet - are perfectly fine, and actually beneficial wrt leptin, glycogen replenishment, the psychological benefits of good foods not being off-limits, etc.
     


  6. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    If I'm getting enough calories from meat why would I need to eat carbs as well?

    Not gonna start another threak of bro science on the value of carbs but the carb benefits that matter to me are:

    muscle fuel/energy - carbs are a far more ready source during a workout

    brain/cns fuel - your gray matter/cns etc like them some carbs... healthy CNS leads to better results in the gym and better growth

    protein-sparing: I doubt you're talking about a no-carb bulk but if you were, bulking in ketosis is a challenge.


    All over-simplified but them's the generalities.


    As said above- not a 100% have to but you'll probably experience better results applying the proper use of complex carbs.
     


  7. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    I just grab an all-in-one lean mass-gain shake called 'PhD Synergy ISO-7', once a day.
    Then I just eat a normal healthy and quite clean diet: chicken, fish, veg., white & sweet potato, eggs, oats for breakfast, wholegrain-rice/bread.
    You can have two shakes per day if you want more calories.

    You definitely need carbs btw: as the above poster said, you need the medium-term energy, not just for the gym, but for the growth too. Meat is also quite fatty, so carbs actually clean-up your bulking sometimes.
     


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    jarude Senior member

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    whole milk & peanut butter
     


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    I eat the same thing as when I diet except I increase calories to 300-400 above BMR.

    Also change my macronutrient ratio from 40/40/20 (which I use for cutting along with the Palumbo Diet) to 50/30/20.

    No point in a dirty bulk when you're just gonna have to lose that unnecessary fat anyways.
     


  11. Bhowie

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    apparently sausage gravy and biscuits. i lifted 2x in disney over a week and ate constantly and went from 215 to 229

    Fat fuck
     


  12. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    As long as u hit 1g protein per lb body weight (I guess 2g/kg) you can eat what you want, within reason. Unless u are a full time juiced up pro bodybuilder there's no way to rationalize more than ~18kcal/lb bodyweight I don't think

    I agree that much of the "clean eating" rules are complete horseshit, I'm in a cut now eating all the cakes and fruit drinks and cookies I was eating in a bulk, just nowhere near as often. But I think eating veggies and fruits and all is good just for your general health is good... if you don't balance all that meat and Twinkies with decent shit you prob won't make it past 50 FWTW. I don't know the specifics but I try to get about 2-3 servings of earth shit daily, seems to work.
     


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    Depends on how you want to bulk. I've trained people that only want to bulk by eating as much of everything as they possibly can... that'll get the job done, but if you want to maintain a fairly low BF% while bulking, eat clean, but more. a very basic rule of caloric intake for people who I have never met, nor seen is multiply your body weight by 11, then multiply that number by 1.5. Eat 500 more calories than that and you will gain weight at a pace your body can keep up with.

    As for what to eat... Meat, Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Vegetables, Fruit, Whole Grains... with a cheat meal or two thrown in the week (After all it is a bulk).

    Best of luck.
     


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    Steak, eggs, milk. repeat.
     


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