How many of you believe in no junk food while bulking? How many of you are IIFYM?

  1. How many of you believe in no junk food while bulking? How many of you are IIFYM?


    How many on this forum carry the attitude of "If its not considered clean I will not eat that."

    How many of you are "If It fits my macros I will eat it!"


  2. Somewhere between the two
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by mickc1965 View Post
    Somewhere between the two
    I'd rather eat clean 95 % of the time than eat pizza. Its not like you can really enjoy pizza anyway if you want to fit it in your macros. If I'm going to eat pizza, I'm reserving it for a cheat day and eating as much as I want to. A few slices of pizza is gonna use up tons of your macros that should be spread out for the rest of your days meals. So I would just rather eat foods like chicken, oatmeal and rice 6 days week. Pizza is reserved for that one day where I allow myself to eat pretty much whatever I want to. Some weeks i don't even have a cheat day, it all depends on my mood.

    Today for example they brought in pizza for the office. Did I have any? Nope I did not. Wasted macros if I eat it since I prepped all my meals last night. I have extremely high goals and Saturday we are going to a Halloween party so Im saving my cheat for then.
  4. How many of you believe in no junk food while bulking? How many of you are IIFYM?


    I am actually far closer to eating clean on a bulk, set protein at ~1.2g / lb, fats at ~0.5g / lb then the rest from carb sources (oatmeal, oatcakes and wholemeal thins) and when I go out for meal then I will treat myself to stark and chips (fries to everyone else outside the UK)

  5. Quote Originally Posted by mickc1965 View Post
    I am actually far closer to eating clean on a bulk, set protein at ~1.2g / lb, fats at ~0.5g / lb then the rest from carb sources (oatmeal, oatcakes and wholemeal thins) and when I go out for meal then I will treat myself to stark and chips (fries to everyone else outside the UK)
    Yeah thats good. In the long run you will be much happier and feel better. I always feel like total **** after eating junk food my body just doesn't respond well to it. Over the years I've been finding different alternatives to junk food that I enjoy the taste of. For example cookies and pizza. They got that protein pizza out now and the one that is called Real Good Pizza. But I still even prefer making my own pizzas at home with the ingredients that are hand picked by me at the store. Pasta, I will load up on that right now but its always gonna be whole wheat which doesn't bloat me like regular pasta. I also found a really great pasta sauce that only has 20 mg of sodium per serving. Oatmeal I can eat as much as I want of that and be fine along with any low GI carb source. Most people will not understand our lifestyle but if they ever had goals of competing they would understand. Plus its just a good lifestyle to have and good eating habits.

    You can bulk cheap also! Eating should not cost you much money.

    Look at this guy, one of the best in the business. Only eats chicken, fish, rice and oatmeal as his main foods. Thats it! He has lots of money also but chooses not to waste money on things like protein bars.

    https://www.bodybuilding.com/content...li-muscle.html
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  6. I havent had a cheat meal in maybe a month or two and it was a steak fries, and some dessert with my parents. When I have "cheated" I ve limited it to just one meal.
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  7. I think it is dumb to not allow yourself to have any "dirty" foods or free foods. If you can go without them, great, but I believe allowing these foods in your diet can alleviate binging or excessive cheat meals. I follow the 10%-20% rule where I let 10% or so of my calories to come from dirty/free foods. For example, I will have a serving or two of cereal, pastry, ice cream, etc daily. I have noticed by having a serving of cereal a day, 120 cals or so, makes me not crave larger cheat meals.

    Here are some good articles

    https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-lo...to-the-90-rule

    https://biotest.t-nation.com/article...-s-top-10-tips (go to 8)
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    I think it is dumb to not allow yourself to have any "dirty" foods or free foods. If you can go without them, great, but I believe allowing these foods in your diet can alleviate binging or excessive cheat meals. I follow the 10%-20% rule where I let 10% or so of my calories to come from dirty/free foods. For example, I will have a serving or two of cereal, pastry, ice cream, etc daily. I have noticed by having a serving of cereal a day, 120 cals or so, makes me not crave larger cheat meals.

    Here are some good articles

    https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-lo...to-the-90-rule

    https://biotest.t-nation.com/article...-s-top-10-tips (go to 8)
    Allowing room for these depends on my waist . As a competitor Ive dierted down so many times, with two hours cardio a day and going through difficult times because at the start of the prep if I were leaner, I wouldn't have to suffer very, very much, still suffering mind you.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by John Smeton View Post
    Allowing room for these depends on my waist . As a competitor Ive dierted down so many times, with two hours cardio a day and going through difficult times because at the start of the prep if I were leaner, I wouldn't have to suffer very, very much, still suffering mind you.
    Keep in mind that the majority of the people on here will not compete. For the average person who wants to be lean and have a good amount of lean mass, there is nothing wrong with giving 10% of cals to free foods. The only time I would not personally do it is if I was in a severe deficit and did not have too much room to add foods not dense in nutrients and filling.
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  10. This thread inspired me to go out and buy an amys organic pizza, two Edwards pie, chocolate, Cup of Ice cream, pecab flavored, and some herseys bars and milk last night. I was still hungry though out the night and kept eating. My muscles look way fuller and stomach is out a bit more.. Still looking good though. I slept well, and slept in longer than I have been this week. Today is scheduled to take a day off weights, which I feel heavy weight training really hamper cns function, and days off are needed. Ill be doing some cardio today
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  11. The more you stay away from junk the easier it will be during contest prep to stay “clean.”

  12. I was out in the sun wiping my car down and starting posing. I look good, was doing an abs and thighs, stomach looking tight, and muscles are popping. Arms haven't popped like this in a while.
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