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  1. 225+lb guys get in here


    When bulking how often do you eat? Every 2 hours? Every 3 hours?

    I'm currently 215 trying to get up to 220-225 and I eat rather clean but I've been eating every 3 hours and with my time during the day to eat I only eat 6 meals a day for a total of around 3000 calories with a total of around 70g fat/200g carbs and 280g protein. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to get a little more in and still give my body time to digest it. Is eating every 2 hours too much?


  2. you every drink shakes?
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  3. *ever

  4. Drink more milk. I drink almost a gallon a day, which is why I have a hard time cutting

  5. if you want to gain weight... eat more.
    Gaining too much fat? Increase your cardio or cut back your calories by a smidge
    Still not gaining? eat more.
    SFW and GFH
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  6. I've been gaining. Went from 208-215 in 4 weeks. That's not my problem. My problem is I'm STARVING when hour 2 rolls around and still have to wait another hour to eat. So I said screw it and I started eating every 2 hours today. So far I've felt more full. Maybe my body just processes food fast.

  7. And yes I drink 3 shakes a day. Current meal plan @ 2 hours is this

    2 eggs/protein shake @ 6:30
    1 cup oatmeal & non fat yogurt @ 8:30
    1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese w/1 banana @ 10:30
    lean meat wrap & sweet potatoes @ 12:30
    protein shake @ 2:30
    1 can tuna w/whole wheat crackers @ 4:30
    lean meat w/brown rice & veggies and or salad @6:30
    Protein shake @ 8:30

  8. my strategy is... if Im hungry I eat.
    SFW and GFH

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Inarius View Post
    my strategy is... if Im hungry I eat.
    that's basically what moving to 2 hours is doing for me lol. Otherwise I'm still hungry after 70% of my meals during the day

  10. I am eating every 2-2.5 hours. I eat on a schedule to make sure I don't miss a meal.

  11. I eat very 2.5-3.5hours depending on my work and class schedule. I do 6-7 Total meals depending on the circumstances. Meal 1-5 protein/ carb meals 6-7 are Protein/ Fat/ Veggie. My daily Macros are 400Pro/500carb/60fat. I found just increasing the total amount of calories per meal make everything way easier, this way you dont have to eat to frequent.

  12. Your diet looks good boston fan I would worry less on whether to go from 2 hours or three hours vice versa... increase your meal size might help

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Inarius View Post
    my strategy is... if Im hungry I eat.
    exactly! food is the key and as long as you arent turning it into nothing but fat....more is better

  14. I would suggest going with more meat in your diet, bumping up the red meats will really help with your gains and they will hold you over a little longer. Another thing that you can do which has really helped me is to get up in the middle of the night and get a shake in, maybe more than one if you can. I agree with tribaltek too, milk is great for gains, I also drink about a gallon a day sometimes more if I can. Good luck with your bulk bro.

  15. I'll start drinking more milk for sure.

    I love red meat but there's not really many opportunities for me to eat it throughout the day. I'd have to prepare it before hand and I don't really have the time for that. I'll start eating it at least 2 times a week though

  16. Quote Originally Posted by BostonFan View Post
    I'll start drinking more milk for sure.

    I love red meat but there's not really many opportunities for me to eat it throughout the day. I'd have to prepare it before hand and I don't really have the time for that. I'll start eating it at least 2 times a week though
    takes 10 minutes to cook a burger. put it between 2 slices of whole wheat bread. a little lettuce... bacon... tomato... whatever you want.

    you have to make time if you are serious about this.
    SFW and GFH

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Inarius View Post
    takes 10 minutes to cook a burger. put it between 2 slices of whole wheat bread. a little lettuce... bacon... tomato... whatever you want.

    you have to make time if you are serious about this.
    easier said than done is all I have to say. I'm up at 5 AM every day, out the door for work my 6:30, back home by 6PM, and then I have to eat twice, help take care of a 6month old and also go to the gym and shower all before trying to go to bed within a reasonable time so I can get some decent rest before I do it all over again the next day

    I'll have to start preparing them on the weekends too. Plus I'll have to find some cheap red meat because everything here is expensive as ****

  18. Quote Originally Posted by BostonFan View Post
    easier said than done is all I have to say. I'm up at 5 AM every day, out the door for work my 6:30, back home by 6PM, and then I have to eat twice, help take care of a 6month old and also go to the gym and shower all before trying to go to bed within a reasonable time so I can get some decent rest before I do it all over again the next day

    I'll have to start preparing them on the weekends too. Plus I'll have to find some cheap red meat because everything here is expensive as ****
    where is here? Cook stuff on the weekends and freeze it. Thats the best advice I can give you.
    SFW and GFH

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Inarius View Post
    where is here? Cook stuff on the weekends and freeze it. Thats the best advice I can give you.
    Central Cali. Our current groceries for both my wife and I including my 3500 calorie daily diet is about $100 a week or less. If I add red meat into the mix it will add another $20-30 a week

  20. Quote Originally Posted by BostonFan View Post
    Central Cali. Our current groceries for both my wife and I including my 3500 calorie daily diet is about $100 a week or less. If I add red meat into the mix it will add another $20-30 a week
    I spend 50 bucks a week on groceries for myself at walmart.
    SFW and GFH

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Inarius View Post
    I spend 50 bucks a week on groceries for myself at walmart.
    our walmart just started stocking food but no meats yet. That's what I'm waiting for because usually we shop at Safeway and their meat is expensive as hell. Or I can get some at costco in bulk but it would be a waste of money because the wife doesn't eat it

  22. Quote Originally Posted by BostonFan View Post
    our walmart just started stocking food but no meats yet. That's what I'm waiting for because usually we shop at Safeway and their meat is expensive as hell. Or I can get some at costco in bulk but it would be a waste of money because the wife doesn't eat it
    you could always freeze it.
    SFW and GFH

  23. yeah that too. I'll do a costco run this weekend

  24. i work 10. hour days i eat every 1.5 hours. lots of tuna on wheat bread.
    i hate tuna

  25. Quote Originally Posted by wedlund6 View Post
    i work 10. hour days i eat every 1.5 hours. lots of tuna on wheat bread.
    I get tired of tuna that's why I only eat it once a day. I could start eating sandwhiches though for the extra carbs and calories. 12:30 meal is like 4 huge slices of pastrami in a whole wheat wrap and sweet potatoes. I should probably start eating it on wheat bread again or even potato bread
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