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How Is This Diet?

Freshman 15? Hell nah.
Since getting to college, my diet has improved ten fold. I’ve made some good gains, but I’m finding it hard to pack on mass.
I don’t think I’m getting enough calories from protein, but I’m not sure. Should I incorporate some milk into this? What Kind and at what times of the day? I feel like I am making severe mistakes. My nutrition used to be based off science, but I feel like it’s dissolved to a point where I’m just doing what feels right, which has led to not enough calories. Please, I’m sure many errors are instantly apparent, be critical, but be positive.
Weight: 175

Meal 1:
Egg Omlette w/ Broccoli, Peppers,
Oatmeal
2 Flameout

BCAA’s

Meal 2:
Chicken Breast(they are a little thin for chicken breasts)
2 Cups Broccoli
1 Apple
Drizzled in Olive Oil

Meal 3
Chicken Breast(they are a little thin for chicken breasts)
2 Cups Broccoli
1 Carrot
Drizzled in Olive Oil
2 Flameout

BCAA’s

Meal 3
Chicken Breast(they are a little thin for chicken breasts)
2 Cups Broccoli
1 Carrot
Drizzled in Olive Oil

Meal 4:
Pre-Workout 1/2 Surge, BCAA’s

Workout Sip on 1/2 Surge

BCAA’s

Meal 5:
Metabolic Drive & Sipped Simple Carbs

Meal 6:
Chicken Breast on White Rice

Meal 7:
Chicken Breast on Brown Rice

BCAA’s & ZMA

I dunno, how is it? I mean, how is it working for you? Are you progressing to your goals?

But I will say this, eat some red meat. Now.

Is there a specific reason why there is so little variety?

start eating some other types of protein besides chicken

You need some variety in your diet. You might be a little more limited than most because of the limitations of the choices in the cafeteria, but you really need to add some variety.

Add some fish and red meat into your diet, and different veggies and fruit.

-dizzle

On deadlift and squat days I substitute chicken w/ 2 beef patties but not much I can do in the way of red meat or fish unless i picked up the sushi in their which I’ll look into.

But

How about milk? Everyone speaks of what a good mass builder it is, but I’ve heard that after it’s been pasteurized and homogenized it’s just empty calories…but then again he was a natural radicalist.

What is the best type of milk for a lean meat/green veggie diet? When should it be drank?

Should I be eating more simple carbs in the morning?

Should I take a multi since I’m going to be limited on my variety?

Would it be a good decision to eat two chicken breasts per meal(they are pretty thin) and limit my broccoli to half what it was before?

Am I using too much olive oil? I apply it almost as generously as I would a really fat salad dressing. Which isn’t very generous for salad dressing, but I think it might be for olive oil.

a serving of olive oil is a tablespoon…so if your drizzling it…and spreading it out your probably getting at least 2 servings each time you do that.

Keep the veggie content where its at. Add in some red meat, whole eggs and egg whites.