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New Bulking Diet

Name is MC. Going to be 23 at the end of the month. 6’1, and bulking. Trying to put on good size. Good bulk. Here’s the diet, tear it apart:

Breakfast: Sausage, eggs, pancakes, toast, milk or juice (whatever adds up to 600 calories)

Supplement stack: 1 multivitamin, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

In between snack: Protein Shake (420 calories), walnuts/fruit (up to 600+ calories)

Lunch: Turkey/Chicken/Beef/Ham sandwich, fruit, vegetables, chips, dessert, milk/juice (whatever adds up to 600 calories)

Supplement stack: 1 multivitamin, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

In between snack: Protein Shake (420 calories), walnuts/fruit (up to 600+ calories)

Dinner: meat/vegetables/potato product (fries/potato cake/hash browns/tater tots) milk/juice/water product (at least 600 calories)

Before bed: Protein Shake (420 calories), walnuts/fruit (up to 600+ calories)

Supplement stack: 1 multivitamin, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

3600-4000 calories a day, at least 300g protein, up to 150g fat a day, at least 500g carbs, ok?

I work out three times a week, only have time for so much, ok? Day 1: Chest/Tris/Abs Day 2: Legs/Shoulders/Abs Day 3: Back/Biceps/Abs

Ok, rip this thing apart. What gives?

First of all, you need to plan out you’re meals. You say “whatever adds up to 600 calories” for all your whole food meals. This could be a problem if you’re really eating your meals on the fly. You could end up with not enough protein, lack of calories, or an excess of calories. That doesn’t mean you have to eat the same thing every day but, come up with a bunch of meals that have about the same calories/ macronutrients.

Secondly, it seems like your not enough to gain at your height. Your eating roughly 3800 calories a day. That’s about maintanance for me and I’m only 5’6" and 150lbs. Stick with 3800 for now and check your progress every 2 weeks. If your not gaining, add 250 calories to your meal plan. Continue to do so until you start to put on weight. Also, I didn’t see anything about workout nutrition.

[quote]UrbanSmooth wrote:
Name is MC. Going to be 23 at the end of the month. 6’1, and bulking. Trying to put on good size. Good bulk. Here’s the diet, tear it apart:

Breakfast: Sausage, eggs, pancakes, toast, milk or juice (whatever adds up to 600 calories)

Supplement stack: 1 multivitamin, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

In between snack: Protein Shake (420 calories), walnuts/fruit (up to 600+ calories)

Lunch: Turkey/Chicken/Beef/Ham sandwich, fruit, vegetables, chips, dessert, milk/juice (whatever adds up to 600 calories)

Supplement stack: 1 multivitamin, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

In between snack: Protein Shake (420 calories), walnuts/fruit (up to 600+ calories)

Dinner: meat/vegetables/potato product (fries/potato cake/hash browns/tater tots) milk/juice/water product (at least 600 calories)

Before bed: Protein Shake (420 calories), walnuts/fruit (up to 600+ calories)

Supplement stack: 1 multivitamin, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

3600-4000 calories a day, at least 300g protein, up to 150g fat a day, at least 500g carbs, ok?

I work out three times a week, only have time for so much, ok? Day 1: Chest/Tris/Abs Day 2: Legs/Shoulders/Abs Day 3: Back/Biceps/Abs

Ok, rip this thing apart. What gives?[/quote]

Why are you eating so many multivitamins a day? What is the obsession with multivitamins on this website? If you are eating this much(whole wheat, and fruits/veggies) then you do not need a multi at all. You should hit well over 100% on all your RDA’s if you are eating what you claim.

In short, Multivitamins are garbage unless you are a nutritional nub who lacks veggies. Save your money.

Do yourself a favor and take a few nutrition courses at the local community college. Most colleges have nutritional software that you can perform diet analysis’ and figure out which nutritients you are lacking. By cross-referencing with the text book you can find what foods you are lacking to make up for these deficiencies.

Then you won’t have to ask T-Nation.

The multivitamin is an Alive! Whole Food Vitamin that requires you to take three daily.

Also forgot to add:
Pre-workout meal is: oatmeal + granola bar + protein shake

Post-work out shake is: protein scoop, Carnation Instant Breakfast, dry milk powder, and 8oz water.

Post-workout meal is: egg whites + granola bar + toast + milk