I’ve been bulking for the past 5+ weeks and have made some pretty solid gains (both in terms of size and strength). That said, I’m struggling with an annoying bloating issue since last weekend.
A little background on where I started:
- 7% BF (professionally measured)
- 187lbs (likely 5-7 lbs water…)
- weight increases of 30-40lbs on various lifts
- volume increases on various lifts (esp. pull ups)
To get sufficient calories in, I drink almost 1 gallon of whole milk every day and it has helped my growth a lot. That said, since last Sunday, I have an annoying bloat issue - my stomach area looks like a goddamned balloon and I am 100% sure that lal of it is water bc I could not have gained THAT much fat in 2-3 days (in fact, I’m pretty sure all of it is water bc if feels jiggly and disgusting).
Now, I know that drinking that much milk can result in bloating but I havent had this problem for the past 5-6 weeks.
Maybe this happened because I got in less than 5 hours of sleep in on Sunday and Monday nights due to some early-morning work travel (can you say 4am train to NYC…)?
If so, do you think that the bloat will wear off within the next 2-3 days after I get some good kickass workouts and some 7+ hours of sleep per night in (I got ~8 last night and it got a little better already)?
Also, more generally, what are your guys’ tricks re: dealing with bloating while bulking? I’m not that concerned with the looks since I’m focused on gaining muscle right now but the feeling is just god-awful