Don’t over-complicate things…If you want to add muscle then bump up your protein intake and see what effect it has. It’s your body and no one else will be able to tell you what diet is perfect for you, you’re just going to have to put in the time to try things and see how your body reacts. When in doubt, try bumping up your protein intake and gauge your next move from that. No one here is going to write you a meal plan.[/quote]
I definitely understand nobody will write one up. I just wanted to know the best foods recommended for any bodybuilder if they had the will to follow it and the stomach to eat it. Like I said, there’s always generalizations of "eat healthy fats, lean protein such as beef, egg whites(oh shit nate’s prolly gon slap me, but i am mentioning lean proteins), chicken breast, and so on. I mean, I guess i want a shopping list for someone who’s trying to begin contest prep, even though I won’t be competing, because that’s when people really have to dial in their nutrition. I guess I’m gonna go ahead and list foods I think I should buy and have people tell me what to take out if I’m following contest prep. Here goes: lean proteins: steak sirloin, steak ribeye, boneless skinless chicken breast, egg whites, cottage cheese, quaker oatmeal, fat free milk (hope nate doesn’t read this), whey protein, salmon. complex carbs: whole wheat bread, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, orange juice, oranges, apples, bananas healthy fats: evoo, avocado, peanuts, costco organic creamy peanut butter(I’m not sure but I have a feeling this is a wrong choice but it is cheap). There, crticize the hell out of it if you need to. I also have one more question. Can explain to me why sweet potatoes is mentioned in any pre-contest diet? I thought the sugars wouldn’t be allowed, especially mixed with carbs, which I think can be bad, though I’m not sure. Please keep in mind I said lean bulking because at this point, knowing my budget, I know I have to switch to fat loss, but I definitely don’t want to lose my current size on my fat loss phase.