For increase in calorie intake, try the Anabolic Diet
I can EASILY get in 4,000 calories. I think I could get more, but I’m just at the “maintenance” stage right now.
Also, I don’t drink any meal replacement shakes. I try and keep my protein powder intake to 1 scoop per meal, if that. Most of my protein comes from eggs, some yolks, cheese, and chicken.
If you think about it, 1 Tablespoon of good peanut butter (organic or natural), 1 tablespoon of flax seed, 2 egg yolks, and 1/4 cup of almonds is about 50 grams of fat (almost all of it is good). That is 450 calories total. Also, it isn’t that hard to eat at all.
I used to be on a high carb diet, but after going on the AD, I will never go back. Trying to eat all those carbs (good carbs), getting full, and getting the “afternoon crash” isn’t what I’m after.
Just my .02 :)[/quote]
I have the anabolic diet, and I was going to use it for my cutting phase rather than my bulking phase. I can eat protein all day and lose weight, it takes me carbs to gain. Also I dont feel I will be able to take in 6000 calories a day on anabolic diet. For the cutting 3500 - 4000, I should definitely be able to.
As far as the progress and pictures, I will have some pictures taken tomorrow when my gf gets back from new york. (I send her away every now and then =D)
Im trying for a healthy mix of solid food, and shakes. The shakes don’t seem to fill me that badly, so that is definitely working in my favor. Personally, if I dont eat enough solid food, I feel like im starving, or haven’t eaten.