Best bulking food?
- 02-05-2013, 12:21 PM
- 02-05-2013, 12:30 PM
02-05-2013, 10:47 PM
Fats are calorically dense and can add up quickly so, a good amount of them should definitely find their way into your diet.
When someone comes to me that is just looking to put away cals and not necessarily hit a target x amount more per day, I tell them to add 1-2tbsp of natty peanut butter or almond butter on two pieces of wheat bread and eat that at every meal.
Another option that is even easier is to add 1-2tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to every meal. No preparation required, just pour and drink!
You may want to consider getting a fish oil supplement with a good epa/dha ratio and add 2 or 3 of them to every meal. Aside from adding quality efa's (essential fatty acids) that your body can't produce, there are a host of other benefits. Fish oil supplementation has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol (ldl). It can help with joint, eye and brain health...as well as skin and hair mosturization too. A DHA only supplement is great for youngsters going through their developmental stages as DHA can help with brain development
I would also suggest taking 1-2tbsp of coconut oil with your pre-wo meal.
These are just a few quick suggestions you can try and add to your daily routine to easily bump your calories up. Fats imo are one of the better ways to ramp up cals while still keeping it clean opposed to say eating a box of poptarts
02-05-2013, 10:50 PM
02-06-2013, 06:52 PM
No kidding..I had a monster calorie load cheat day the other week and put away like 8 vanilla confetti cupcake poptarts....uhhh soo good
02-07-2013, 02:03 AM
02-08-2013, 12:05 PM
I'm a fan of MCT oil since it has a superior metabolic pathway to carbs & LCT's like dietary fats & oils. Yet it is also dense in calroies (approx 8.3 calories per gram) so it is an efficient way to increase energy, preserve glycogen levels & raise the metabolism.
100-200 calories per day of this stuff if hardly noticeable but when you venture to 600-1000 calories per day it gets pretty impressive...if your stomach can handle it.
And when talking about EFA's and GLA's, nothing has been better for my health than Borage Oils, which are very dense in GLA & Omega-6 fatty acids. Only 1-2 pills a day is all you need!
02-08-2013, 12:11 PM
02-08-2013, 06:50 PM
MCT is a type - Medium Chain Triglyceride. And it has an entirely superior metabolic pathway compared to dietary fats and I'd say even carbs really. The stuff either goes to the muscle or gets urinated eventually. Practically no fat storage just gets straight down to business.
02-08-2013, 07:44 PM
02-09-2013, 02:01 PM
You can actually buy pure MCT oil, not just Coconut Oil or Palm Seed oil. If it's pure, it'll be the most effective dose for pre-workouts. And yes, I agree that MCT's are the best pre-workout supplement you could possibly ingest, especially if you are on Paleo or Keto diets.
02-09-2013, 03:55 PM
02-09-2013, 08:55 PM
02-10-2013, 12:40 AM
Sounds like a good pre-wo mixup you have yourself there.
I myself am all about eating whole foods for the most part, especially when they're coming from carbs I'd rather eat them than drink them...except intra-wo of course.
I have a whole food meal about 1.5hours pre-wo because I like my stomach to be a bit clear to make sure digestion doesn't get in way of blood flow nor leave me feeling full and uncomfortable.
My intra shake consists of 80g of carbs along with 2 scoops of bcaa, working great for me.
02-11-2013, 05:49 PM
I still eat a few times in the last 3-4 hours prior to training. I eat so much that whole foods alone isn't practical anymore. Supplements truly are "supplemental" to my diet now. I'd go broke trying to take in that many carbs and protein in whole foods alone. Heck, I eat 20oz of meat every day not to mention the macros I receive from 400g of carbs.
02-22-2013, 07:11 PM
IF you are trying to gain weight then eat as much of anything you can get your hands on. If you have a fast metabolism and have trouble gaining or keeping weight on then worrying about eating super clean is ridiculous....fat people need to worry about eating clean cause they can look at food and gain weight, hard gainers should focus on quantity and stop reading bodybuilding mags
02-25-2013, 09:37 AM
02-25-2013, 12:49 PM
im a huge fan of bagels with a glass of whole milk. each bagel has around 45-50g of carbs (the ones i get) plus the milk and thats a solid bulking snack!
02-25-2013, 12:56 PM
I try to avoid foods that 'stay with me' while bulking. Need stuff that stimulates the metabolism.
02-25-2013, 09:49 PM
I eat 2 or 3 bagels a day while bulking, which I am right now. As I type Im eating a blueberry Sara Lee bagel (280 cals, 50ish carbs, and 9 protein) covered in laughing cow light cinnamon cream cheese. My school sells bagel bin bagels and I have one at lunch every day with 2 packs of cream cheese. Helps me hit my 3800 calorie goal every day nicely and they are just so delicious. My favorite bulking food by far.
02-25-2013, 09:53 PM
02-26-2013, 12:52 AM
3 cups cooked cream of rice 108 grams carbs
1 large tablespoon honey 40-50 grams carbs in cooked C of R
1 large banana diced in C of R 35-45 grams of carbs
Fresh Berries. I like Raspberries 6 oz 25 grams carbs placed on top of C of R
Total Carbs 200+
After you finish, and you will be able to finish as it taste extremely ****ing good.
Chug down a 16 OZ carton of Pasteurized Egg Whites 50 Grams of Protein
200 Grams Carbs 50 Grams Protein 1000 calories
I do this 3-4 times a day. Takes 10 minutes prep time. My first meal of this is at 3am. I get up piss, make this, eat, clean pot and dish and back to bed 25 minutes total. Rest of meals are Talapia, fresh Sashimi Grade Ahi fried in Mac Nut oil, Placed on 12+oz cooked steamed white rice, soy sauce low sodium, 1 Chobani Yougurt, 6oz pineapple juice mixed with 6oz water. I'm 50 years old. 6 feet tall, I weighed 262 on my Gym scales in UA Shorts and Heat Gear shirt 8% body fat and I'm bulking for Masters Nationals. Good luck!
02-26-2013, 04:18 AM
I make something I call mush for my bulks. I add this twice a day and gain very nicely.
2 cups Brown rice 100carbs
2 whole eggs 2 whites- 20g Protein, 10g Fat
6oz ground turkey- 30g Protein, 10g fat
approx 835 cals
I will make this one day a week and pre pack it for 2 per day.
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02-26-2013, 09:55 AM
02-26-2013, 10:45 AM
02-26-2013, 11:01 AM
02-26-2013, 01:02 PM
02-26-2013, 05:42 PM
02-26-2013, 05:44 PM
03-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Proats is a great bulking food imo.
60g oats - 225kcal
64g PB - 380kcal
14g Flax - 70kcal
1 apple - 110kcal
12oz skim milk - 120kcal
1scoop protein - 150kcal
Total = 1055kcal
Takes <10 minutes to prepare on the stove top.
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