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    Im trying to bulk up to gain weight, im 5'9 and 160 lbs. Ive tried eating alot and eating things high in calories, things problably considered junk food, but not all of it. I cannot gain weight and i had been drinking gnc weight gainer nightly for a month and nothing. I know my diet isnt what would be called good or healthy, so id like some suggestions on what to eat and what supplements and stuff to take. I know there is prob other posts about this topic but i am knew to this stuff, and in many of the posts i have no idea what they are talking about so some advice or things i could learn would be much appreciated.

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    pasta's, chicken, peanut butter.... pretty much the same foods recommended for cutting but just in a higher quantity.. also try eating just 3 large meals a day instead of multiple small ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigthick44 View Post
    pasta's, chicken, peanut butter.... pretty much the same foods recommended for cutting but just in a higher quantity.. also try eating just 3 large meals a day instead of multiple small ones
    I don't agree with this at all.

    On the other note, there are threads upon threads on diet around here. Don't be so lazy.
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    Liquid calories are your friend - milk and juice, peanut and olive oils for cooking. It may help you to track your calories so you know how much you're really eating. Peanut butter also works wonders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMaxBrian View Post
    Liquid calories are your friend - milk and juice, peanut and olive oils for cooking. It may help you to track your calories so you know how much you're really eating. Peanut butter also works wonders.
    Elaborate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Elaborate.
    My thought on this is because liquid cals quickly add to your daily total but add less to satiety (feeling of fullness)
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    for bulk i...

    breakfast: 3/4-1 cup oatmeal, 1-1.5 scoop whey
    2nd meal: (for me this is post workout) 2 bowels of cereal, 1-1.5 scoop whey
    3rd: protein bar, banana,
    4th: 6-8 oz beef, 1/2 cup black beans, 3/4 cup quinoa
    5th: either 6-8 oz of chicken or fish with 1 cup long grain brown rice and maybe 1/4 cup beans for flavor
    6th: 2 scoops mutli blend protein powder, 8 oz milk, 2-4 tbsp peanut butter

    i eat every 2.5 hours, so 830, 11, 130, 4, 630, 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpee View Post
    My thought on this is because liquid cals quickly add to your daily total but add less to satiety (feeling of fullness)
    Exactly. If you're going to drink something, it might as well have calories. You can always make a homemade gainer shake with milk, whey, oats, and PB/peanut oil.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryaroberts View Post
    for bulk i...

    breakfast: 3/4-1 cup oatmeal, 1-1.5 scoop whey
    2nd meal: (for me this is post workout) 2 bowels of cereal, 1-1.5 scoop whey
    3rd: protein bar, banana,
    4th: 6-8 oz beef, 1/2 cup black beans, 3/4 cup quinoa
    5th: either 6-8 oz of chicken or fish with 1 cup long grain brown rice and maybe 1/4 cup beans for flavor
    6th: 2 scoops mutli blend protein powder, 8 oz milk, 2-4 tbsp peanut butter

    i eat every 2.5 hours, so 830, 11, 130, 4, 630, 9
    Eating every two hours or so is a great way to make sure you're getting enough calories in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpee View Post
    My thought on this is because liquid cals quickly add to your daily total but add less to satiety (feeling of fullness)
    But why would one want that many sugars in a diet? There are better, calorie dense food options out there, rather than relying on juice for calories. But, like I always say, everyone's different, so maybe juice is the best option for some people....definitely not me.


    Here are some diet tips:
    #1. Eat Protein: Eggs, chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, venison, turkey, whey powder, casein powder, etc..
    #2. Eat complex carbohydrates: Oatmeal, brown rice, yams/sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta, etc..
    #3. Don't be scared of healthy fats: Fish oil, Olive oil, All natural Peanut butter/oil, Canola oil, Flaxseed oil, etc...
    #4. Please eat your veggies...when I see a lot (not all) of people post one's diet, I very rarely see green vegetables in the mix. Spinach, broccoli, and sugar snap peas are my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    But why would one want that many sugars in a diet? There are better, calorie dense food options out there, rather than relying on juice for calories. But, like I always say, everyone's different, so maybe juice is the best option for some people....definitely not me.


    Here are some diet tips:
    #1. Eat Protein: Eggs, chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, venison, turkey, whey powder, casein powder, etc..
    #2. Eat complex carbohydrates: Oatmeal, brown rice, yams/sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta, etc..
    #3. Don't be scared of healthy fats: Fish oil, Olive oil, All natural Peanut butter/oil, Canola oil, Flaxseed oil, etc...
    #4. Please eat your veggies...when I see a lot (not all) of people post one's diet, I very rarely see green vegetables in the mix. Spinach, broccoli, and sugar snap peas are my favorites.

    Noone is saying to rely on sugar filled drinks. I agree with you, complex carbs from whole foods are better.

    But on a bulk sometimes its nice to just have some orange juice or whatever, just to switch it up.

    AND yes...people eat your vegetables don't just rely on multivitamins
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpee View Post
    Noone is saying to rely on sugar filled drinks. I agree with you, complex carbs from whole foods are better.

    But on a bulk sometimes its nice to just have some orange juice or whatever, just to switch it up.

    AND yes...people eat your vegetables don't just rely on multivitamins
    Okay, thanks for clearing that up!
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    That's a solid write up right there, give it a read and get a basis for what you are confused on. If theres anything your confused on (which I doubt you will be because that covers all areas) here's a similar type write up I did a while back

    Beginners of all Ages and Needs: Must Read Basic Nutrional Info
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    Quinoa, cook it like rice.

    Oats, grind them up in a shake.

    Full fat cheese.

    Full fat milk.

    Keep your protein sources lean, and follow the above.
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    bison burgers if you can find/afford them!
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