I have such an obsession with perfection over what and when I should eat things, and my workouts in f@%$ing general.
If I miss a meal, or the timing of a meal, I get depressed and lose motivation.
If I don’t meet the stupid daily calorie goal, I get depressed and lose motivation.
If I go over the stupid calorie goal, I go insane and work on what I should avoid for the rest of the day like it’s the cure to cancer.
I’m honestly just getting sick of this bodybuilding crap. I’m not even big, but I act as if I’m about to compete for Mr. Olympia next week. But I just can’t quit.
I’m trying to bulk up, but there is just so much damn conflicting information here that it’s driving me to the point of insanity.
Bulking? Try a slow bulk, increase your caloric intake by 200 above maintenance. But wait, it’s hard to calculate that precisely to the sore as a beginner and someone with not a lot of time on their hands, so shoot for 500+. Wait never mind someone else says that you’ll gain too much fat so go back to 200 and measure everything by the proton and electron just in case.
Eat a lot of eggs, but not too many. Time your meals. Have some casein protein before bed. Eat tuna, but not too much due to the mercury content. Nevertheless, here’s internet proof that it really doesn’t matter how much you tuna eat… And here’s more proof that it does matter how much tuna you eat. Going out to eat with your family? Track that as well.
Are you a broke college student just trying to look really, really good? Good. Use 80% of your budget on food. Lots of it. Also make a trip to the grocery store every 3-4 days. I hope you can still afford that gym membership.
Keep track of how you look as well. Your mirror is the best scale you have, but use the bathroom scale just in case. Weigh yourself every single day and record it. Wait, forget it, do it every week, but also every day, and have a scale strapped to the bottom of your shoes so you can be as accurate as possible.
I’m not sure if this post fits, but I just need all the help I can get. It’s killing me, and I could use some advice from you guys since everyone here but me has already gotten their s$#@ together. Thanks.