I wasn’t going to join yet, but i’m in need of help and thought you older, more experienced guys would have some ideas. I have been reading on here, for a bit over a year. I have tried looking through the archives and sub-forums for ideas but it doesn’t really have what I need. Basically, I’m 17 and have been training seriously for 5 months. But have been training on and off for a bit over a year, before that. I was just learning the ropes and movements and what not. (No idea what I was doing. Making very little progression on movements).
Anyway, my question is; I’m on an extreme budget!
My Protein/Carbs/fats drastically change depending what I can get my hands on.
I live at home with my Mum. She has never approved of me training, saying it’s an unhealthy obsession and that I look “fine”.
I started training at 150-lbs and currently weigh 172-lbs. I know I still need to add a lot of muscle. But I feel pretty “fat” I have never been “lean” I have vascularity in my arms and shoulders. This always gives people the impression I am leaner than I am. I feel I need to lose 20-30lbs to get to a point where I feel comfortable and can begin gaining.
What do you suggest I do, to find a way to get quality foods? From constant arguments over the past 2 years, have managed to go from mainly micro-waved meals and crap. To 1 evening meal each night consisting of 150g of meat (mainly chicken) with vegetables or potatoes/pasta’s.
From consistently training hard and trying to progress every week, I have managed to put muscle on with such a shit diet. Seriously, I have read you need 1g-1.5g of protein per lb to grow (on average) But I barely get 100g total on a good day. The only way I get a surplus is by eating biscuits/chocolate.
My routine is:
M: Legs (quads,hams,calves)
I am currently at college and trying to find a part time job so I have no income.
When I can get money I buy chicken.
On a good day, If i can buy my food, I eat:
4 whole eggs + 2 whole meal toast
200g Chicken breast + rice (no real measurement just get a mug and half fill it)
200g Chicken + vegetables
Fish finger sandwich
For example today, I have eaten
4 pieces of toast
foot long baguette with cheese 200g chicken and tomoato sauce.
I know it sounds ridiculously low kcal. But seriously, I eat whatever I can have.
I have insomnia so I get 3-5 hours sleep a night.
I have gotten ill/drains a few times, I think because I don’t recover when I have very low amounts of quality food and eat crap to get the kcals up).
If you have any questions feel free to ask. Sorry it’s a long message.
Oh and on another note, I read on one thread a dude called Skynett said something about if a new lifter gets onto a clean diet which is enough to support growth (surplus) You will lose fat anyway because your new/young. IF I manage to find a way to get more clean foods, would this happen, so I won’t need to lose weight?
(please don’t have a huge argument, I really need help, I don’t wan’t to waste perhaps the best gaining years of my life, because of my diet. I have noticed a lot of “Troll” shit recently. Please don’t skip this, I can assure you i’m not a friggen’ troll. I really appreciate you guys helping me out).
Will throw a few pictures on to see what I’m currently like…(If I can post them aha)