I’m a 21 y/o male, currently weighing in at 185 with 8% BF. I’m a self confessed ectomorph, my entire family has the same body type - thin, tall, and lanky.
Anyways, long story short - about 6 months ago I began to work out and bulk up religiously, using this site and it’s members as my inspiration. I went from 150 to 185 in this time frame, and I’m very happy with the results.
I started off buying mass quantities of weight gain powders and while they did work, I read a lot of negative posts on these forums about them. So I started to make my own shakes using real food from home.
My only concern is that perhaps I’m not balancing these shakes nutritionally, I don’t have time to eat meals every 2-3 hours since I am VERY busy with school and work.
Here’s the breakdown:
The shakes are made of:
Four 1/3 cups of oatmeal
6 tbsp organic peanut butter
6 tbsp egg white
2 raw eggs
5 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1L of 1% milk
1 whole banana
Little bit of chocolate sauce
I’m mostly concerned with the fat content, although 80% of the fats in that 121g are poly and mono saturated fats, am I getting too much fat in my diet? I’ve read some seriously conflicting articles regarding fat intake, I’d say I probably eat around 200g of fat a day.
Any suggestions/comments at all? Is my heart going to fail by the time I turn 25 if I continue eating the way I do??