OK, so today I started working out/eating to bulk up and gain muscle and all of that following the advice I got here. I think today I did pretty well, but still need to fine-tune the eating to get more protein and fewer carbs. Heres my fitday food chart/breakdown
What do you guys eat for protein? I’m finding milk, chicken, fish, and cottage cheese are like…my only protein sources. I still need to get more fat and calories into my diet as well as getting more calories. But seeing as it was my first day of working out / eating better, I think I did pretty well.
No offense, but if it is your first day of working out, just start eating more. Once you start putting on the weight (you are bulking, right?), then you can worry more about your macronutrient breakdown.
Suggestions: Cheeseburgers, meat burritos, tacos, pasta with meat sauce, chicken alfredo, chili… think any kind of food with meat in it and BINGO!
Try getting some Grow! into the mix… maybe a shake or two a day. Feel free to mix it with ice cream and milk. Or really with anything. You need calories.
Truly 1400 calories is not going to help you bulk. Unless you are under a 100 pounds, you really need more than DOUBLE that amount of calories. In case you haven’t seen it, look at John Berardi’s calorie calculator. He’s also got great tips for eating big.