Is there any way to bulk without these two food sources? I’m a pansy, yes, but the only way I can eat oatmeal is with sugar (spiking insulin, not sure if that’s terrible, especially am) and cottage cheese is something I could be tortured with. Ideas on substitutes?[/quote]
Although most of the people here have told you their favorite recipes for oatmeal and cottage cheese meals, the fact is that you don’t have to consume them to bulk.
If you don’t like them, don’t eat them. As you’ve also seen, there are many other things to eat and choose from. Don’t limit yourself to a few food sources. Eat as many as possible for variety and the nutrients.
I can’t eat too many protein shakes during the day. For me, I need whole food, so I try to make sure that only 2-3 of my meals are from protein shakes (also combined with food) and the rest are whole-food meals.
This is what I had today:
Meal 1: Grow! MRP, 8oz yogurt
Meal 2: Three eggs, two pieces of toast
Meal 3: Chicken breast, sweet potato, broccoli
Meal 4: Surge (post-workout - ABBH program)
Meal 5: 16oz cottage cheese with one scoop Low Carb Grow! and pineapples
Meal 6: Whole-wheat pasta with ground beef, made with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and other herbs/spices, along with tomato sauce.
Meal 7: We’ll see what I eat before I hit the bed…
Variety is the spice of life. My portions were also quite large with several of those meals since I’m working on packing on some size.