View Full Version : Anyone bulk on whole foods, no supplements

11-24-2007, 11:43 AM
I'm bulking on whole foods, without any supplements.

My bulk and strength gains are a lot of newbie gains. 203 to 217 in 4 weeks and 50% lift improvements.

I was thinking about doing this until April.

Anyone bulked on regular foods for 6 months or more? what were your gains?

Bako Lifter
11-24-2007, 11:47 AM
I've been bulking on regular foods :).

I use creatine but I always forget to take it.

Idk what my gains were, but you can probably see for yourself by looking through my journal.

11-24-2007, 11:58 AM
Already been there. You made some pretty solid gains. Are you plateauing in strength gains?

11-24-2007, 12:40 PM
Alot of eggs, nuts and milk.

11-24-2007, 01:50 PM
Whole food is way better than any supplement. If you can get the job done just eating food, do it. Supplements are just that - supplements.

11-24-2007, 01:59 PM
Whole food is way better than any supplement. If you can get the job done just eating food, do it. Supplements are just that - supplements.

Couldn't agree more. That's why I'm so ghetto with my supps. They're just a top-up in case I miss a spot with my diet.

11-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Personally I use supplements to supplement my whole food.
Such as having a protein shake with dinner instead of a coke, a couple of scoops of whey in my morning peanutbutter, tuna and egg-shake etc :) And there's nothing like a shake after working out, I think that's the beauty of shakes. Drinking them post workout as a treat.

11-24-2007, 02:35 PM
Love the Man-Bear-Pig picture. Classic

11-24-2007, 02:42 PM
Whole food is way better than any supplement. If you can get the job done just eating food, do it. Supplements are just that - supplements.Yeah...gotta get the food down first. Like you said, they "supplement" your already existing diet. I know some people that freak out when they missed a day taking protein powder. It's like just go hunt a chicken with your bare teeth and be done with it.

11-24-2007, 03:33 PM
lucky me, eating 4k cals of food hasn't been a problem, lol. I just ate 5 eggs with some catsup and now I'm gonna fix up some barbequed chicken with a side of onions sauteed in butter. Later tonight, I'm shooting for potatoes, ranch and steak tonight.

I know I don't eat "perfect" according to some people around here, but I don't care. I'm in it for the strength and general size increase. a 6'7" frame hides fat pretty well.

Since no one posted gains, I'm coming to the conclusion that it's going to be the same than if I did a protein shake or MRP shake a few times /day.

Thanks all!

(Glad this didn't turn into a huge debate thread. Those are ******ed.)

11-24-2007, 03:37 PM
I wish I could, but I can't imagine the time spent in the kitchen to cook all those damned meals. I get anywhere from 1-1.5k calories from liquids.

11-24-2007, 04:14 PM
Love the Man-Bear-Pig picture. Classic

:D Half man, half bear, half pig.

11-24-2007, 04:30 PM
I'm super-serial. Man-Bear-Pig is real.

11-24-2007, 04:33 PM
I'm super duper serial you guys. Like I'm not even playing.

Bako Lifter
11-24-2007, 05:59 PM

11-25-2007, 05:06 AM
go easy on al gore guys, i dont think he has any friends

12-02-2007, 01:59 PM
:D Half man, half bear, half pig.

wouldnt that be a 1/3 of each..kinda hard to be half and half and half

Bako Lifter
12-02-2007, 02:04 PM
..... Thats the joke.

12-02-2007, 02:20 PM
Whole foods are good... I kinda got fat on my last bulk only eating whole foods but thats because I ate too much. Now my diet isnt as good as before but im being more conscious of how much (calories) im eating.

left hook
12-02-2007, 02:29 PM
Lately I only take a protein shake post work out and whole food the rest of the day to get in my calories and macos. Still gaining this way.

12-02-2007, 03:23 PM
Real food FTW.

12-03-2007, 07:19 AM
I have a shake about 2 - 3 times a day which contains:

2 cups milk
3 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 scoop of whey (24 g protein)

Would that be considered a shake made of whole foods, or would that still be considered a supplement? Because other then that shake that I have about 3 times per day, I eat all whole foods.

12-04-2007, 12:10 AM
A shake is a shake...that's all it is to supplement your calorie intake (increase) instead of eating "real" whole foods such as lean meats to satisfy your protein, carbs, calories, and etc. intake. Shakes are an excellent way to reach your calorie intake goal; much easier to take down then eating every 2-3 hrs of whole foods.

I used to wolf down usually 2-3 shakes a day when I was bulking using the same ingredients you include in your shake but using 2 scoops of whey instead of 1 and using 8 tablespoons of peanut butter. It was one very filling shake and a very helpful one considering it brought me up to 205 lbs from a measly 170 lbs in 3 months. Not bad considering I didn't gain too much fat from it. :D :D

12-04-2007, 01:48 PM
I Am A Wholefood Only Advocate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Don"t Even Use Creatine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-05-2007, 01:11 AM
How much calories are you guys taking in for bulking cycles? Please note your age, beginning weight (before bulking), desired bulking weight, planned bulking cycle length, calories, protein, carbs., and/or any other beneficial info.

As for myself I'm 21, started my last bulking cycle at 170 lbs, wanted to be 200 lbs (which I exceeded; currently @ 205 lbs), 3 month bulking cycle length, took in about 5-6000 calories a day, 300-400 grams of protein daily, and 4-500 carbs. I did gain a little fat but not too much from the amount of calories I took in daily considering I went from a 2000 calorie diet to a dramatic 5-6000 calories. Post up what you guys are at!!

12-05-2007, 01:54 AM
i am trying to and it's working so far.