02-15-2011, 06:59 AM
Is it protein that helps build muscle or clean calories (obviously with protein in them)? I am only asking this for 2 reasons. 1, I keep reading that if you do not take in more calories than you burn in a day that you will not grow muscle and 2 because I have such a sensitive stomach I cannot eat the way I need to build the muscle I am looking for, I was planning on switching from a whey only protein to either a 7 blend protein with multi absoption rate proteins ORRRR a mass gainer to help fill in the holes of where I am not eating the extra clean calories. The mass gainer if I break the serving size into 3-4 smaller servings I would gain approx 15g protein, 60g carbs and approx 350-400 clean calories. I am NOT thin by any means and I have no problem putting on weight but I do have stomach issues that prevents me from eating 6-7 times a day. With all of that being said. my first 2 breaks at work are normally 2 bananas and a crunchy granola bar at each break which gives me calories but not alot of protein, or I buy a big container of mixed nuts and I break them down into 2 oz portions which gives me approx 340 cals, 12-15g protein and I forgot how many carbs and I might eat a 2 oz serving at each break. For lunch I have a sandwhich with 4 oz of chicken, a slice of cheese a small bag of doritos (I HAVE to have my crunch) on 2 pieces of 15 grain whole grain bread (cant remember the caloric/protein.carb intake) Dinner is usually a nice big piece of fish/chicken or 6oz steak, veggies/salad and a potato or sweet potato, water, seltzer or my peach snapple. Would I be better served by the mass gainer to fill in the holes or the time released protein. I would like to add 1 more thing, because of my stomach I can not always eat breakfast, I know that is killing me right there but I just cant some days. Could I eat 2 babnanas and a granola bar for breakfast? I truly thank anyone who took the time and kept their sanity while reading this.