View Full Version : Is this a good bulking diet

12-28-2003, 12:47 AM
Please tell me if this is a good bulking diet for a 16 year old
Meal one:Oatmeal-protein shake
-one cup oatmeal 300 calories,5fat,10protein,54carbs
-one scoop protein powder 110 calories,2fat,20p,4c
- one cup frozen berries 65 calories,0f,0p,16c
- 1 1/4 cups milk 112 calories,0f,11p,15c

Meal two: Peanut butter and jelly sandwitch and fruit
-Bread 160 calories,5f,12p,26c
-peanut butter 200 calories, 16f,8p,6c
-jelly 30cal, 0f,0p,8c
-apple 80cal,0f,2p,18c

Meal three: Organic soba noodles with peppers and meat
-noodles 190cal, 0.5f,8p,42c
-pepers 20cal, 0f,0p,5c
-meat 200cal, 6f,36p,0c

Meal four: Brown rice and black beans with peppers and meat
-rice 150cal, 1f,4p,35c
-beans 70cal, 0f,15p,23c
-peppers 20cal, 0f,0p,5c
-meat 200cal, 6f,36p,0c
Post-workout: Recovery drink, Peanut butter and honey sandwitch and orange
-Recovery drink 280cal, 3f,35p,35c
-Bread 160cal, 5f,12p,26c
-Peanut butter 200cal, 16f,8p,6c
-honey 60cal, 0f,0p,17c
-orange 89cal, 0f,2p,18c

Meal Six: Tuna sandwitch and salad
-Tuna 150cal, 1.5f,30p,0c
-Bread 160cal, 5f,12p,26c
-salad 20 cal, 0f,0p,5c

Meal seven: protein drink
- Protein powder 90cal, 0.5f,20p,2c
- 1 1/4 cups milk 112cal, 0f,11p,15c
Totals: total fat=73 grams, total protein=290 grams, total carbs=410 grams
Total calories=3,450

12-28-2003, 08:06 AM
Overall I think it looks pretty good, maybe rework your post workout meal to have some high GI carbs and less fat. The question is, are you gaining?

12-28-2003, 11:27 AM
Overall I think it looks pretty good, maybe rework your post workout meal to have some high GI carbs and less fat. The question is, are you gaining?


move your post w/o pb to last meal.
and, are you gaining?

12-28-2003, 03:59 PM
Very little gains overall

12-28-2003, 04:21 PM
Increase your calories to 4000.

12-28-2003, 06:57 PM
I used to weigh 225 and was very overweight til I went to the gym and lost 80 pounds now I am trying to gain muscle but I do not want to gain fat back so 4000 may be a bit extreme.

12-29-2003, 05:38 AM
An extra 500 calories per day would equate to gaining ~1lb per week. If that's too much, try an extra 250 calories per day. The point is, if you aren't gaining on 3500 calories, you need to increase. If you are going to the gym on a regular basis, eating fairly clean, and not eating excessively (an extra 500 cals above maintenance isn't excessive in my opinion), then you should see little fat gain.

Livin Truth
12-29-2003, 09:10 AM
up it man, get some muscle goin and if you catch some fat..cut after bulking and you should look good man..LT

12-29-2003, 09:38 AM
if your not gaining some fat you're not really bulking

you want to minimize the fat gained but if you slowly raise cals in small increments that should be easy

also, it seems cutting fat that is new is easier than fat you carried for 10 years

12-29-2003, 06:59 PM
I'll try uping the cals and see how things work out. Thanks

12-29-2003, 11:10 PM
Say if your at 158lbs at 15-17% body fat, if you cut down to 8-10 how much muscle can one lose?