How about you bulk by adding more protein per meal and up your carbs in breakfast and pre/post workout. I am starting to see a fine pattern among beginners where the concept is not fully realized.
Eating more doesn’t mean you’ll get stronger. It means you have more resources to draw from to fuel your workouts and effectively fill up your muscles.
That means… Unless you train with more intensity and push yourself harder and harder, you will be just benefiting from extra energy but not fully utilizing it ~ thus the spree of bulking beginners that look like they got fatter with a mild whiff of muscle.
When I bulk I am thinking of conquering third world countries. Not doing the same old " hard workout I’m used to ". Raise the bar much much higher. Give your body a reason to grow, and train so that you actually utilize the extra resources.
Then again… join your football team and eat everything. Eat with the linemen, be faster, stronger, and more driven to outperform everyone in the country. That should be a big bucket. Now fill it til your passion bucket overfloweth.