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Critique of my Bulking Diet

Hi guys, i started bulking on monday and i was just wondering what you guys reckon of my set up. I used the massive eating calculator, which said i should be around 3600 cals on weight training days (mon, weds, fri). On a side note, i am doing intervals for 15-20 mins on non weight training days (tues, thurs)as a means of minimising fat gain, should i keep calories the same as weight training days with this in mind, or reduce slightly?

Anyways, here’s what i’ve eaten roughly for the last couple days:

Breakfast:

Porridge (oatmeal) with milk, water, whey and various toppings (bananas, raisins, honey)
fish oil (3tsp) - roughly 4g combined dha/epa.

protein: ~45g
carbs: ~130-150g
fats: ~15g
cals: 950-1000

TRAINING

Post workout:

Water
Whey (30g)
Banana (~80g)
creatine (5g)

protein: ~25g
carbs: ~20g
fats: ~2g
cals: ~200

Dinner:

Chicken (~115g)
wholemeal bread/wraps
peppers
onions
mushrooms
salsa
tomato
olive oil

protein: ~45g
carbs: ~75-80g
fats: ~15-20g
cals: ~700

Meal 4:

Wholemeal bread (4 slices)
peanut butter
jam

protein: ~27g
carbs: ~70g
fats: ~20g
cals: ~600-650

Tea:

salmon/chicken/beef
broccoli
sprouts
cauliflower
green beans
carrots
olive oil
butter

protein: ~45g
carbs: ~20g
fats: ~20-30g
cals: ~500-600

Late night snack:

some kind of whey concoction, i.e low carb protein bar, low carb muffins etc.

protein: ~20-25g
carbs: ~10g
fats: ~20-30g
cals: 300-500 based on total of rest of meals for day.

Totals for day:

protein: ~225g
carbs: ~350-400g
fats: ~130-150
calories: ~3700

So what do you guys think? All advice is welcome.

Are you allergic to eggs? If not you should include them as they are a cheap way to get in some protein.

no i’m not allergic to eggs i just haven’t included them the last couple days, i’m trying to have a diet where i have many options at each feeding so i dont get bored. I will use them at some point, aswell as tuna and turkey. Its just as of the last couple days i’ve been loving chicken and salmon.

Off-hand, I’d say drop some carbs and add in protein. It’s difficult to make recommendations with no personal information, but why would you have such a drastically higher amount of carbs than protein?