So I am currently 5’10" working out 4 days a week using the HCT-12 method and weighing 180lbs at approximately 15-20% bf. I eat 6 meals a day (about every 2-3 hours) on my non-workout days and 7 meals (because of my post workout shake) on my non workout days. I want to start bulking, gaining around 1-1.5 lbs a week. I understand what foods I should be eating, but am confused at the quantity.
I was thinking I would like to get 360 grams protein, 290 grams carbs and 135 grams of fat. These numbers are based on a 3500 calorie diet with 2x protein per lb of body weight, .75x fat per lb of bodyweight and filling the rest in with carbs. I work out around 5:30 in the evening.
I generally eat as follows
6am meal #1
9am meal #2
Noon meal #3
3pm meal #4
5pm meal #5
7pm post-workout shake meal #6
8pm meal #7
First question is how does my breakdown look or what suggestions could you make?
Second question is I understand that the majority of your calories should be consumed during breakfast, pre and post workout, but what percentage breakdown is recommended (for example 60% of calories should be consumed in this 3 meals)?
Any help that can be offered is greatly appreciated. I am just trying to learn more and benefit from it.