After doing some research about diet rather than just asking stupid questions I have come up with a potential eating plan to help me with my goals, and i would really appreciate views. Stats:
22 y/o, 6"2, 215LBS,~18%BF, Want to get swole (approx 240LBS with same bf)
Meal 1 (Smoothie) Whey Protein, 2 Bananas, Coffee, Creatine, Ice
Meal 2 (Post W/o): Whey Protein, Creatine, Glutamine
Meal 3 (30 mins later): 2-3 Potatoes, 1 Chicken Fillet, Carrots, Gravy, Fish Oils, Multivitamin
Meal 4 (Smoothie): 500ml Whole Milk, Half serving of whey, Peanut Butter
Meal 5 (Sandwich): 2 Slices Brown Bread, Can of Tuna, Cheese, Spring Onions, Coleslaw
Meal 6 (Smoothie): 500ml Whole Milk, Half serving of whey, Peanut Butter
Meal 7 (Sandwich): 2 Slices Brown Bread, Can of Tuna, Cheese, Spring Onions, Coleslaw
Meal 8 (Mixed in Bowl): Weight Gainer, Natural Muesli
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-I plan to train about 1 hr after waking up, so that is why my breakfast is small, i dont want to feel bloated. i went for whey to get some protein into me fast, as well as 2 bananas for fast release energy in the upcoming workout
-I live a fairly busy lifestyle (work, study, volunteering, library blah blah) so i need meals that i can take with me on the go. i have designed meals 5+7 to be taken with in a lunch box. I have designed meals 4+6 to be blended in my machine before I leave the house, poured into a big bottle, and taken with me also.
-All of the above meals taste great to me so I think if i enjoy eating them i will be less likely to derail with my consistency.
-The final consideration is that I do not have a lot of money (im a student) so i cannot afford to be too picky in terms of my food choices. I have complied the above list with keen regard to my small budget.
-are my protein sources varied enough?
-is the muesli slow release enough to help keep me anabolic throughout the night? (I chose it because it is fibrous and therefore likely to keep me full. i cant sleep on an empty stomach)
-would i be eating too much salt with the 2 cans tuna + 2 servings peanut butter in my diet?
-any other general comments welcome, even if its just to say the plan is good or bad.
Sorry if this was long winded, and thanks for reading. Hopefully I can gain some better insights on diet in general.