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Do You Eat Junk in Your BB'ing?


#1

Do you eat things such as fries, pizza, icecream in your BBing? Im assuming bulking/BBing in general rather than cutting/maintaing low BF of course.

I don't see why people avoid fries and ice cream like the plague..


#2

Yes to pizza, burgers and ice cream once a week treats though, this is nothing related to BB just my desire to lead a healthy life.


#3

I eat anything and everything when I'm trying to gain weight, making sure I get enough of what I need in terms of protein and w.e in the process.


#4

I eat pretty much anything, except for carb-only food like icecream, french fries, chips etc. My junk consists of burgers, pizza, kebab, i.e stuff that's not entirely void of protein and fats.

Getting 4k+ cals every day clean would be pretty much impossible for a 17 year old if I didn't resort to some burgers or a pizza sometimes.


#5

I try to eat at least around 3000-3500kcal from clean foods (protein in 200-300 mark), after I eat that, or know I'll eat that surely, then a wee bit of ice cream or chocolate isn't that big of a deal. I'm a beginner, looking to improve strength and size. Right on track.


#6

i usually only eat junk food if it has a mass amount of protien or at least a decent amount of protien in it, Burgers are a big yes, pizza i may eat every week or so. But i havent had any fries or ice cream in a while now


#7

Not really fries/ice cream since they are just total junk, but I'm not scared to eat them, and if I feel like something I'll eat it. If I do eat out, I try to do it after a workout.


#8

I eat junk during bulking and cutting. =)


#9

I eat ice cream and chocolate almost everyday. I eat bacon regularly.


#10

I love to make homemade burgers.. using low fat steak mince, eggs and oats with taco seasoning or steak seasoning.

Nothing unhealthy about those - especially when bulking but they have a place in a well controlled fat loss diets too in moderation.

But generally yes, when bulking while i buy and eat 'clean' foods always.. if i am trying to gain weight i will simply not restrict anything but aim to eat healthily. It works just fine with controlled fat increases.

I am (well 'was' is more accurate really) quite ecto though so fat never has been too much of an issue for me.


#11

generally people dont eat fries by itself, it comes as a side usually. steak and fries/mashed potatoes should be a highly effective meal.


#12

as long as i'm getting enough quality cals everyday, i'll have some crap if I want. still, it's rare i'll binge all day, usually I will limit the junk to one feeding per day.

S


#13

The food I eat is not the food I want to eat. Nuff said.


#14

And if for example i wanted fries alone - (which is rare to never) i would simply add a large shake to them to complete the nutritional profile a little better.


#15

How's this for a cutting diet day with under 3000 cals and a little bit of cheating?

Fasted morning cardio - 1 hour
Meal #1 - 2 McDonald's Angus burgers, 4 salmon oil caps - 1600 cals
Meal #2 - 2 scoops whey protein, 182g banana, 126g peach - 502 cals
Meal #3 - 2 scoops Surge workout fuel - 170 cals
Late afternoon weight training
Meal #4 - 2 scoops whey protein, 126g peach, 122g pineapple - 410 cals
Meal #5 - 2 scoops vanilla Metabolic Drive, 4 Flame out - 252 cals

Fitday macros:
Protein 254g (35%)
Carbs 272g (37%)
Fiber 20g
Fats 93g (29%)
Total calories 2934.


#16

Mike how are you going to get McD's burgers for breakfast?

My personal preference would be to reduce the size of meal #1 and insert some real food in one of the other meals.


#17

what kind of shake would that be thats full of fats?

and you do know fries are fried in oil (fat) :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

Sorry I should have written "fasted afternoon cardio" since I woke up at 10:00 a.m. Yeah, I think I have to space the cheat (have 1 burger per meal) or reduce it in size.


#19

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but I'm pretty sure he's using "fat" to mean "big" or "large", not the 9-kcal macronutrient.


#20

No, YOU have to eat clean for a while and work out like a demon to lose that flab, don't kid yourself anymore.