I don’t know whether to go on a dirty bulk, or just keep it clean, or use something that someone thought of.
Dude let me tell you about the kind of dirty bulking that shitty article is talking about (I only scanned over it for about half a second and immediately closed it after I started reading things like whole pizza and entire packet of bacon).
It works. You’ll get big fast and if you don’t have the best genetics you will probably get fat as shit too.
Let me tell you what sucks. This kind of eating is not sustainable nor is it conducive to growing muscle for the rest of your life. Although I cannot prove it I feel eating with this mentality is exactly what wrecked my endocrine system so while I got bigger really fast I’m spending awfully long time back tracking and trying to get healthy so I can be optimal in and out of the gym like I was a couple years ago.
Eat clean 80-90% of the time, count your calories/macros and bulk within reason.
What is eating clean?
Everyone has different definitions and others will say there is no such thing.
In my opinion eating clean is:
- The majority of your food grows out of the ground. (IMO plant based diets rule, I’m not saying go vegan or vegetarian just that you should be eating tons of vegetables along with some potatoes, rice and such.)
- Avoiding highly processed shit, like cheese its and poptarts.
- Avoiding transfats
- That is all I can really think of off the top of my head.
I said eat clean 80-90% of the time this means that you still have cheat days and eat garbage every now and again. Because lets be honest this shit is amazing and you still want to have some sort of a social life so every now and again have a few slices of pizza when you’re out with the boys or a burger.
Personally though on my cheat days I like to eat as many nutrients and vegetables as possible that I don’t normally eat on a regular basis since I eat the same things every day. So I’ll start a cheat day off with a couple plates of salad and mixed veggies then close out with a steak and sweet potato or fries or something rather than going to McDonalds and eating nothing but shit that definitely doesn’t belong in my body.
my advice isn’t really geared towards a 19 year old kid but I’d keep it in mind and try to work towards it just by simply adding a new vegetable or fruit to your diet every few weeks or make it a point to eat something green and leafy with every meal and eventually over years the idea is that you will be consuming a ballin’ ass diet.[/quote]
I can’t argue with your avi, but why the emphasis on vegetables, small amounts of calories, and they make you feel full. Why not oatmeal or rice?
Veggies can raise your insulin sensitivity. That essentially means that you are utilizing your carbs better and storing less fat because of it.
To sort of echo what X is saying, once you know your “baseline” amount of food/macros, it is much easier to tweak in the future. That being said, while bulking, you can definitely be more relaxed on what food you are taking in. I’m not telling you to eat shit regularly, but if you are already force feeding yourself multiple times a day for weeks and not making gains, you might need to smash some pizza on occasion.
EDIT: Taking a GDA will also help increase insulin sensitivity.