Hi, I’m a 19 year old male college student trying to take my lifts to the next step. I’ve been reading forums, talking with bodybuilders and browsing whatever is available to figure out a good meal plan.
So far I’ve decided upon 1.5g per pound lean body weight of protein, 3 carbs per pound lean body weight, and fat is still up in the air (normally just as low as possible). I think I’m going to cycle the carbs on high/med/low days as well because it just seems to make sense.
So now I’m stuck with figuring out a solid grocery list. I will say I’m not a tuna/brown rice eater (i just can’t eat it), but I am good at consuming the same thing (if it tastes somewhat decent) over and over and over. So chicken has been placed so far on my list as my staple protein source along with tuna and my powder, but I’m struggling now with finding something for my vegetables and berries (yes I’ve thought of superfoods). I’m not a salad eater because I can’t stand the crunch of cold veges. So where do I go? What do I eat? Does anyone have some simple recipes that may help my current blank grocery list situation?
List of major sources of food so far:
no bake protein cookies (haven’t tried but they seem to be a good protein snack)
stirfry vege mixes (no sauce and just veges/rice or noodles)
weight gainer (seems to be an easy carb/pro/cal source on days I need higher carbs)
maybe ground turkey… (just can’t figure out a simple plan for that one)
P.S. I don’t live in the dorms so I can cook meals.