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    Question Budget Bulking


    I know there are a hundred threads about where to start when bulking on a budget, but every time I look up the products it is still beyond my budget. I am fixing my diet next trip to the grocery store (tomorrow), and have $110 left from sellin some spare parts. GNC has a 5lb jug of whey protien for $45 that seems like a good deal. What else should I get with the remaining $65? I already have a multivitamin, and I have some fish oil that I take cuz my mom has heart problems and Ive been hearin it might help with muscle. I really appreciate any help.

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    My fave budget supplies would be eggs, canned tuna in water, and oatmeal. Veggies are pretty inexpensive if you have a farmers market type place around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoneDaddy View Post
    My fave budget supplies would be eggs, canned tuna in water, and oatmeal. Veggies are pretty inexpensive if you have a farmers market type place around.
    Ya when I go grocery shoppin tomorrow I'm gettin a couple dozen eggs, ton of oatmeal, bunch of tuna, peanut butter, red meat, fruit, and anything else I spot with good protien and/or carbs. The $110 bucks is what I have saved on the side, not in the grocery budget.
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    Multi, and fish oil. Maybe creatine in beta-alanine. Done
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    Try some sweet potato theyre pretty money on a bulk and relatively inexpensive. Also you could probably save a boat load of cash ordering supps. off the net (much, much cheaper). Honestly I dont see how GNC stays in business selling supps at the prices they do, its pretty absurd.

    If youre interested im currently on day 4 of an androhard/androlean cycle. I have posted before pics and stats, let me know what ya think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Try some sweet potato theyre pretty money on a bulk and relatively inexpensive. Also you could probably save a boat load of cash ordering supps. off the net (much, much cheaper). Honestly I dont see how GNC stays in business selling supps at the prices they do, its pretty absurd.

    If youre interested im currently on day 4 of an androhard/androlean cycle. I have posted before pics and stats, let me know what ya think.

    4wk Androhard/Androlean 4wkPCT log
    Oh, you could also try some Creatine. You can pick up a monohydrate or ethyl-esther for realatively cheap these days. Check out higher power supplemets...cheap and good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Try some sweet potato theyre pretty money on a bulk and relatively inexpensive. Also you could probably save a boat load of cash ordering supps. off the net (much, much cheaper). Honestly I dont see how GNC stays in business selling supps at the prices they do, its pretty absurd.

    If youre interested im currently on day 4 of an androhard/androlean cycle. I have posted before pics and stats, let me know what ya think.

    4wk Androhard/Androlean 4wkPCT log
    Ya GNC is horribly over priced. The only reason I still go in is because there is one on my way home from work, and since my ex screwed me over on a joint bank account I have to give cash to my girlfriend to put in her account if I wanna order somethin online, and thats a pain in the ass lol. But ya I found some sites that I can get 5 times as much stuff as at GNC so I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and order online.
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    Man I hear ya bro. good luck with that, and your bulk
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Man I hear ya bro. good luck with that, and your bulk
    Thanks, I'm definitely gonna keep up with your log. Good luck
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    Agreed with that was mentioned so far. Get some pasta too, its a great carb choice and is really inexpensive. The only supplement I would go with is creatine, but I've bulked for years without out as well. For your pre-bed protein you can get cottage cheese and yogurt, both inexpensive and mix them together at night before bed. 3-4 tablespoons of cottage cheese, with just enough yogurt to disguise the taste and you are good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaponeCEO View Post
    Agreed with that was mentioned so far. Get some pasta too, its a great carb choice and is really inexpensive. The only supplement I would go with is creatine, but I've bulked for years without out as well. For your pre-bed protein you can get cottage cheese and yogurt, both inexpensive and mix them together at night before bed. 3-4 tablespoons of cottage cheese, with just enough yogurt to disguise the taste and you are good to go.
    Awesome, I was actually just wonderin about night time protien. Thanks
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    NP has that deal on 5lbs of whey for $29 right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by houstontexas View Post
    NP has that deal on 5lbs of whey for $29 right now.
    what brand?
    For me, the action IS the juice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw View Post
    Awesome, I was actually just wonderin about night time protien. Thanks
    If you're looking for a night time powder go with casein, it will sustain you through the night and keep metabolism going (takes longer for the body to digest)

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    Milk, eggs, oats, peanut butter and ice cream.
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    Go to Costo or BJs first of all... your bulking so buy in bulk and save.
    Eggs are 5doz for ~6 bucks.
    Chicken is $2.79/lb
    Milk (if its in your diet, I don't consume dairy)
    Ground Turkey 93% lean is about $2/lb
    You can get quality beef for under $5/lb
    Peanut butter
    Oatmeal, cream of wheat, yams should be like 99 cent a pound
    Whole wheat pasta is cheap and diet friendly if you dont mind higher gluten content, GI is still comparable
    Fishoil/omega's 3/6/9 capsules are easy way to get fats intake, you could even superload
    Drop the multivitamin - if you have a well rounded bulk diet you wont need em - that means fruits/veggies too.

    If you can order supps online do so - you'll find better deals. And GNC will rip your wallet in half.
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    Adding too the above, I would clip coupons and stock up when things are on sale in the store as well


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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    Go to Costo or BJs first of all... your bulking so buy in bulk and save.
    Eggs are 5doz for ~6 bucks.
    Chicken is $2.79/lb
    Milk (if its in your diet, I don't consume dairy)
    Ground Turkey 93% lean is about $2/lb
    You can get quality beef for under $5/lb
    Peanut butter
    Oatmeal, cream of wheat, yams should be like 99 cent a pound
    Whole wheat pasta is cheap and diet friendly if you dont mind higher gluten content, GI is still comparable
    Fishoil/omega's 3/6/9 capsules are easy way to get fats intake, you could even superload
    Drop the multivitamin - if you have a well rounded bulk diet you wont need em - that means fruits/veggies too.

    If you can order supps online do so - you'll find better deals. And GNC will rip your wallet in half.
    Bodybuilding on a budget!
    I don't know why I never thought of goin to a store like that. I think the closest costco is 2 hours from me but my girlfriend's mom is in Sam's Club about once a month. Thanks for the help.
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    Ok, I just talked my girl into us gettin a Sams Club card so I'm prolly goin up there tomorrow. Here's my list so far. Any critiques?
    Eggs, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Raisins, Mixed Nuts, Honey, Cottage Cheese, Ground Beef, Chicken, Whole Wheat Pasta, Mixed Fruit, Whole Milk, Juice,
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    I dont think juice is needed. Or raisins. The rest looks like good bulk food. Maybe not honey either.
    Use that money for veggies - you need em to maintain positive nitrogen balance in blood and preserve mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    I dont think juice is needed. Or raisins. The rest looks like good bulk food. Maybe not honey either.
    Use that money for veggies - you need em to maintain positive nitrogen balance in blood and preserve mass.
    Im usin the raisins and honey to give some homemade protien bars some flavor. The juice is mainly because I have a bad habbit of gettin tired of water all day at work and comin home and slammin a few sodas. Figured some juice would help me fight that temptation. I definitely need to add veggies to the list. My diet lately has been lots of protien and carbs but I haven't had much in the way of fruit or veggies in the past couple weeks.
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    Get your fruits and veggies for sure. Watch the juice though it can be deceiving in the way of sugar content...better off getting some crystal lite paks to kick up the H20 (I hear ya though H20 gets pretty lame)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Get your fruits and veggies for sure. Watch the juice though it can be deceiving in the way of sugar content...better off getting some crystal lite paks to kick up the H20 (I hear ya though H20 gets pretty lame)

    4wk Androhard/Androlean 4wkPCT log
    I really like crystal lite. I just assumed it had more sugar in it than the juice, never actually read the nutrition info on it.
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    For Sam's club, they've got a great deal on ground beef. They come in burger patty shape and are good 90/10. Amazing. also, about $4/lb. Can't beat it.
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    get to know the clearance times for meat products ,cut out coupons its not hard to come in under budget but it does take a little work
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw View Post
    Im usin the raisins and honey to give some homemade protien bars some flavor. The juice is mainly because I have a bad habbit of gettin tired of water all day at work and comin home and slammin a few sodas. Figured some juice would help me fight that temptation. I definitely need to add veggies to the list. My diet lately has been lots of protien and carbs but I haven't had much in the way of fruit or veggies in the past couple weeks.
    OK, I see you there. I like the suggested idea of crystal light. Have you ever considered brewing a massive amount of iced tea? All my water intake is 1/2 a gallon of brewed green tea (5 bags) poured back in with some lemon juice. vegetables will prevent constipation too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    OK, I see you there. I like the suggested idea of crystal light. Have you ever considered brewing a massive amount of iced tea? All my water intake is 1/2 a gallon of brewed green tea (5 bags) poured back in with some lemon juice. vegetables will prevent constipation too.
    I normally drink a lot of sweet tea, and ya it didn take long for my gut to notice I increased protien and wasn't eatin many veggies lol. I got a whole bunch of different kinds of canned veggies and several fresh ones yesterday. I also got a few different kinds of mixed fruit and some fresh bananas. Im not gonna go into all the groceries I got cuz nobody wants to read that much but I think I got everything y'all recomended except yogurt and cottage cheese. I completely forgot about em untill last night.
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    You can get some cheap bulk whey on ebay. I think American whey has some 10-20lb boxes of the flavorless stuff. It's good and cheap - as long as you dont mind the occasional rat or grasshopper in your whey (It's just extra protien as far as I'm concerned....
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    Bro, theres no big secret on bulking. With the rest of that money, go load up on red meat (lean) and broccli. The broccli will help pull the fat thrgh ur digestive system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw View Post
    Im usin the raisins and honey to give some homemade protien bars some flavor. The juice is mainly because I have a bad habbit of gettin tired of water all day at work and comin home and slammin a few sodas. Figured some juice would help me fight that temptation. I definitely need to add veggies to the list. My diet lately has been lots of protien and carbs but I haven't had much in the way of fruit or veggies in the past couple weeks.
    I buy lemons buy the bagful and cut them up and squeeze them into my water. It does make it easier to drink since I am not a water person either. Lemons are cheap and have Vitamin C.
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    Almost what eveyrone else said. Arnold used dairy to bulk. It just works. Makes you look a little fatter from extra water retention but you are bulking so shouldnt care about that. Drink a gallon of milk every two days, eat at least 6 eggs a day (whites), oatmeal, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese, tortillas, pastas, etc. Bulking on the cheap is easy. Vegetables to bulk is not fun lol...you pretty much need to be eating them 24 hours a day to bulk haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaponeCEO View Post
    I buy lemons buy the bagful and cut them up and squeeze them into my water. It does make it easier to drink since I am not a water person either. Lemons are cheap and have Vitamin C.
    They increase metabolism too though o.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadiesel5 View Post
    tuna shakes
    I gotta say, just threw up in my mouth a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bla55 View Post
    I gotta say, just threw up in my mouth a little.
    I dont think even I would go there...damn thats fugging nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadiesel5 View Post
    tuna shakes
    haha that sounds like Accepted when the retarded guy got fired for makin a shrimp slushy at work. I like tuna but I dunno if it would go down too easy as a shake
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    The one thing i noticed when i was trying to bulk on a budget is that 1 Gallon of whole milk a day is like 2000+ calories by itself, I would buy weight gainer ($50 for about 9 days @ 2 Servings a day) but for about half the price i could have gotten the calories from milk(1 gallon of milk where i live is $2-3$ so for the same 9 days it would be $18-$27 which is about half the price). Only drawback is that you have to make frequent stops to pickup milk but it IS cheaper than ANY weight gainer/protein powder. Milk doesn't provide as much protein as a weight gainer/protein shake BUT you more than likely can get it from other food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetinyguy View Post
    The one thing i noticed when i was trying to bulk on a budget is that 1 Gallon of whole milk a day is like 2000+ calories by itself, I would buy weight gainer ($50 for about 9 days @ 2 Servings a day) but for about half the price i could have gotten the calories from milk(1 gallon of milk where i live is $2-3$ so for the same 9 days it would be $18-$27 which is about half the price). Only drawback is that you have to make frequent stops to pickup milk but it IS cheaper than ANY weight gainer/protein powder. Milk doesn't provide as much protein as a weight gainer/protein shake BUT you more than likely can get it from other food.

    This is very true. I would say this is a great substitute when it comes to bargain bulking. The GOMAD diet was ok, minus the fact that it is increadly hard to drink a gallon of whole milk and a gallon of water for hydration every day. That was of course my problem, others may have been able to do both.
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