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    good foods for bulking


    Well in efforts to improve my diet further before I do any future cycles I am trying to get some good foods for bulking.

    Right now I have:

    Cottage cheese
    flax seed oil
    tuna
    peanut butter
    whey protein
    meats in general
    eggs
    oats


    If anyone else has some ideas for some good bulking food I would appreciate it. I am trying to get a definate schedule for bulking. This was I can go out once a week get all the food I need and know what I am eating each day. I have never been picky on scheduling food. I usually will eat generally healthy just not specific things for each day which I need to do to get carbs/protein/fats all in right quantities. No use me doing another cycle till I have this down. I have made great gains in the past, but I feel I can make much better If I get this down well. Thanks for any help you guys can give.

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    Veggies. To tell you the truth, adding things like steamed broccoli to my meals has helped increase my appetite.

    Dont' forget the flax and the olive oil Oh, and almonds, too.

    The addition of plenty of good fats to my diet has been wonderful so far.
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    olive oil .. red meat .. the mcdonald's menu .. shrimp .. potatoes .. sweet potatoes .. beans (kidney, black, pinto) ... brown rice ... ground turkey
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    this is what I made in about 10minutes for a rought diet, I have no idea if it is that great, so I will post a picture of the layout of it.

    Remember, this is just a very beginning rough draft. I am most likely missing many things and have to much of lots, as in fats right now. I was having trouble trying to bring it down.

    This was made on fitday.com.
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    well right now you're at like a 33/33/33 split .. bump up the carbs and pro and lower the fat just a bit and you'll be money
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    Well since flaxseed oil might go over my budget I can easily take that out and lower fat, but thats basically my efa's right there. But I guess if I cant afford it, it doesn't really matter.

    With flax out and 1scoop more of whey + an orange, I get a 35/40/25 carbs/protein/fats.

    EDIT: well the hard part of eating this everyday will be fun. Most of it doesn't take much time to make or is added to a shake. Milk, whey, and oats are all in a shake I drink throughout the day, which takes about 10minutes to make a days worth. So that plus making eggs is about all the real work time I have. At least it is not lots of cooking.
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    How do you do oats in a shake, you just blend it up really good? I've got a tub of maltodextrin powder I add to my protein shake.

    I think you should get more fruit and veggies too. One fun thing I made were sweet potatoe french fries. I just cut them up like fries and baked them. But don't overcook them because that will dry them out. It's delicious.
    Zuccini is also good and easy to make, just slice them and lightly cook over olive oil.
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    Skip the flax seed oil, use ground up flax seeds (I like to make a 60:40 blend with sunflower seeds). Snack on almonds and certain types of dried fruit (prunes are good). Whey in moderation adds calories without filling you up too much. Lentils are a great staple food, as is brown basmati rice. Also, eat a ton of veggies, they're good for everything - I really can't stress this enough
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    use non-fat cottage cheese
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    Also, eat a ton of veggies, they're good for everything - I really can't stress this enough
    Indeed. If tons of fruits and veggies are filling you up too much while bulking look into a juicer. While you will pulversize some of the fiber when juicing, you will still get a massive phytonutrient/antioxidant load.
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    Juicing is ok while bulking, I wouldn't overdo it though.
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    How about a Nice, Meaty Lasagna...


    With extra Lean ground beef.
    Low Fat Mozza
    Whole wheat pasta?

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    As long as the meat is 97% lean, that sounds great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    Juicing is ok while bulking, I wouldn't overdo it though.
    What do you mean by "juicing is ok"?

    Yogurt mixed with whey protein and oats tastes like chocolate pudding. yum, yum.

    Anyone tried filberts. yum, yum again.

    Oh, and don't forget burritos with spicy chicken
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    Listen to the vegetable advice for sure and shoot for bright and dark in color. I feel that when you hike up your protein intake fiber and water need to go up substantially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DmitryWI
    What do you mean by "juicing is ok"?

    Yogurt mixed with whey protein and oats tastes like chocolate pudding. yum, yum.

    Anyone tried filberts. yum, yum again.

    Oh, and don't forget burritos with spicy chicken
    haha. The other type of juicing is the **** Can't stay away from the stuff
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    most of the foods you listed there would fit more of a healthy diet. when bulking, obviously your key is to intake lots of calories so carbs will be your friend. potatoes, rice, oatmeals, grits are my four main carb source. Throw in those fiberous vegs, your selection of protein, and fruit and you will be good to go man. Complex carbs pack on the cals
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    I think you can bulk with a healthy diet. My opinion is that the addition of more healthy fats from nuts, and GOOD carb souces (lentils and barley are ideal, brown basmati rice and oatmeal are good, whole wheat pasta and regular brown rice being fairly good) is the way to go. I don't know if I'd do the potatos though...
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    McDonald's treats you right .. or have it your way with the king, Burger King
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    I think you can bulk with a healthy diet. My opinion is that the addition of more healthy fats from nuts, and GOOD carb souces (lentils and barley are ideal, brown basmati rice and oatmeal are good, whole wheat pasta and regular brown rice being fairly good) is the way to go. I don't know if I'd do the potatos though...
    Do you have any recipes for barley? The only thing I know of is the soup vegetable beef with barley. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    McDonald's treats you right .. or have it your way with the king, Burger King
    Oh ye who is going through so much pain and suffering in the name of aesthetics, how can you say such things?!

    Seriously, I don't mind the taste of clean food at all, doesn't bother me in the least bit - I don't beat myself up if I have a giant bearclaw.. err two, and a pitcher of beer every now and then though

    Learn to like the whole food and your life will get a lot easier, haha. Eat your veggies mother****er!~
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    Quote Originally Posted by warriorway
    Do you have any recipes for barley? The only thing I know of is the soup vegetable beef with barley. Good stuff.
    You can use barley anywhere you'd use rice bro. I just boil it up in beef stock, strain it, then use the beef stock to make lentil stew. Works great
  

  
 

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