I’m currently trying to bulk once again after what I would say have been a couple of failed attempts to bulk correctly. In the past I have tried to bulk mainly with high carb/protein diets but didn’t really seem to work for me. I did put on weight considerably fast but on top of gaining, I think, more fat than muscle, high carbs made me tired and bloated plus shit all day.
At 210 and with a considerable belly I decided to cut down for spring break using a budget version of the velocity diet (college student with limited budget) which seem to work pretty well. I dropped down to 188 without losing much strength and being as lean as I’ve ever been.
However, being below 10% fat (id like to think so) it’s time to bulk once again. What I’m currently doing is very similar to the Anabolic Diet: low carb, high fat/ protein diet, with a carb load on the weekends. The two modifications I’ve made are to use carbs peri workout and only have a single carb load meal during the weekend instead of two whole days. Despise the cravings I get for carb foods sometimes I do think they are not too beneficial for me.
Well its been about 2 and half weeks on this diet and my body weight hasn’t changed too much. I’ve gone from about 188 to 189, although I do look considerably leaner in front of the mirror (I do use sneakers as a measure).
I used nutritriondata to get a rough estimate of what my diet breaks down to be:
Protein: about 3 pounds of mainly chicken breast plus leans meats throughout the day plus 5 whole omega 3 eggs at breakfast. 8oz cottage cheese 30 minutes before bed
Fat: Fish oil, coconut oil, olive oil. (taking several teaspoons of the last two throughout the day)
Carbs: about 90g peri workout
My question is (sorry about the long post), how should I go about adding calories?
According to nutritiondata Im already getting well above 2g protein /pound of weight.
Should I just increase fat intake?
Thank you for reading