I’ve been trying to bulk now for the last 4 years. I’ve gone from 115, at 5 feet 11 inches to 170. The roadblocks plural are my parents. I’m still living at home (a problem I’m also going to start working on.) and my dad just had kittens because I have fat on my midsection and told me to stop eating so many calories. He also wants me to see a doctor to check my cholesterol levels and my bodyfat percentage and he wants to go in WITH the doctor to make sure that what the doctor says is true.
Now it is true that I’m not doing a clean bulk. For lunch I’ll go and grab whatever on the menu has the most calories. It’s also true that I’m putting on fat. But here’s the thing. I’ve got the cheat to make metabolic ends meet. I just don’t have the appetite for a clean bulk.
I’ve got to try eating 3700 a day for growth (according to Berardi’s calculator.) and even with the protein shakes and the fast foot I’m barely making 3k. The other thing is that while I AM putting on weight, it isn’t ALL fat. Otherwise I wouldn’t be adding weight to my bench and squat.
So my question, where should I go from here? I can eat fast food behind his back but if I can’t get my protein shakes I’m pretty much screwed. If I get the tests I can use the results to convince him that I’m fine and hope that he wont throw out my blender and weight set altogether, but I’m not sure I want to risk it.