Hey all. I was wondering,
Do you guys (people on here who actually try to make gains and weigh out every food they eat in order to get an accurate reading of their nutrition at the end of the day) weigh every single little thing in your diet?
I been trying to bulk lately, and I been trying to step up my game as far as nutrition goes. I try to make my meals ahead of time for the next 2-4 days so I never have an excuse for not having food with me.
The problem is that I try to be SO accurate with my numbers that I’ll pick up 200g of ground beef, put it in pan and cook, take 1/4 cup of uncooked rice, put it in rice cooker and cook it. When all of this is done, I’ll take everything and dump it in a tupperware, once it’s in the tupperware I’ll rinse and repeat. Thing is I buy at costco… 2 pound of ground beef cooked in 200g portions, I don’t know if you know, but it takes a fuarkin while… And so is the rice, considering the cooker can cook up to like 10 portions.
Should I just throw the whole thing in the pan and eyeball my portions once cooked? I really don’t know how to cook in bulk and have a good idea of how much I’m eating. And the sad part with that is I don’t make anything tasty or good because then I can’t figure out how to portion it, and I figured if I can’t portion it might as well not eat it…
Chili for exemple, I’ll use x amount of beef, canned corn, canned beans, crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes. I put it all in a slow cooker but how am I supposed to portion that? Some ingredients have their value in cups, some in grams, some in ML. I’m over exagerating it but this kind of problem in nutrition makes bodybuilding a nightmare to me.
Same goes for fruits. Today I bought kiwis, raisins, strawberries, blue berries, bananas… None of them have a nutritional fact on their packaging or anywhere. I try to google the facts but 5 sites are going to give me 5 different numbers… For a while I been ending up straight up not eating fruits just cause of this, and it sucks because I love fruits so much lol.
How do you guys deal with nutrition? Am I going overboard with all this portion thing?