Yeah its just that. I feel that I get enough food and I see the gain both in size and strength. But according to what I read and hear it should not be that easy for me. And thus I posted here about it. Will check for that article.
Its not that I "think that 3 meals is enough". It's more that I still see pretty decent gains. Better than I would expect based on how little I feel that I eat. Again this is compared to "what everyone has been saying".
I work in an office so I move about 12 feet a day. No eating disorders and bone structure is pretty average. I dont really do much in the exercise department other than the 4 times a week at the gym.
In the face of zombies it would be handy to starve slightly slower to death than the rest of the human population :).
Noob... Not seen that word used in a few years. Actually I gained 55.1155 pounds over these 2 years. But I counted away ~15 pounds as water/"food in belly" and fat. Im not shred, but I never was. Right now you can see the top 4 abs peeking out and i got a little "carb buffer" that I like to call it over my bottom abs.
Breakfast: 2 slices of bread with fish in tomato sauce on it. Also some fish oil.
Lunch: 4 slices of bread with 2 "cakes" of ground beef. / Or a huge bowl of chicken salad. Like 60% chicken.
Dinner: Whatever as long as it has a minimum of 500g of pure meat/chicken/fish and some good carbs. (Either dark bread or steamed vegetables like carrots or such).
I avoid any meat/fish/chicken that is not "pure". So the meat from say McDonald's with a whopping 33% actual meat in it is obviously a no go. (I pulled the 33% number out of my ass, I dont know)
Olive oil for fat
I don't touch anything that has been refined if I can avoid it. Sugar, flower etc. Also if I eat rice I don't eat the white shit, but the brown awesome rice.
(on a side note it's a job finding food that is actually decent. That's a job in itself.)
And depending on when I workout I will either do it just before dinner or if its after dinner I take 2 slices of bread with chicken on it and a protein shake.
So normally 3 meals a day, but if I work out late (maybe once a week tops) I throw in 2 extra slices of bread with some chicken.
Meh, havent really gone for that yet. A gift? I always thought it was fairly common for a lot of people to be able to gain weight fast. Which is why I'm here asking this question as I don't feel "unique" in any aspect. I just experimented with food and even cut the daily protein shake and still saw the same gains. (So now I only take the one after having been to the gym)
Ehh. I see that I am eating enough and it puzzles me as "everyone" keept saying that you have to eat 6 meals yada yada yada and I still see nice gains while not popping a box of tuna every 2 hours.
Please don't mistake me being humble and polite for being dim. I'm posting here because I want to get the most I can out of my training and progress ahead. Not to "show off" with numbers that I have seen lots of other people do better than me.
I'm trying to be as factual as I can be as it's the only way I can get pointers that are relevant and helpful. And it would not be helping me at all if I made shit up on the go.
Prior to typing this post I did a few drafts in my head and looked at some old photo's and my old weight. Got a new weight taken under the same circumstances as I did 2 years ago.