I’m a 17 year old athlete looking to do relatively clean bulking and gain around 5 pounds per month. My plan looks like this so far:
6 egg whites, 2 yolks, sausage and an apple
Turkey or tuna sandwich, protein bar, vegetable (carrots, celery, or broccoli)
Turkey, egg or tuna sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, nuts, apple
Creatine and protein shake
Whatever my parents make
Eggs/Sandwich/Protein, fruit, nuts
Work in 1/2 gallon of two percent milk throughout the day
Is this a good diet plan to achieve my goals? What can I change to make it better?[/quote]
The only real way to see if your plan will work is to do it and stand on the scale. If the number is up that it is working. If not that you need to eat more.
I gather that your goal is to gain 5 lbs a month. It can be very difficult to assess the calories needs of adolecent athletes. Your height, weight, body comp, activity level and whether or not you are still growning all come into to play. Then throw in that you want to gain more weight. You would be very surprised how many calories you would actually need to gain weight. Think 4000-5000 range. Also understand that a “clean bulk” would be very diffcult with these type of energy needs. What you posted looks like about 3300 calories, maybe.
Long story short. I can tell what does not work for gaining weight. Speculation. Just eat already!!!