View Full Version : Diet help...

02-20-2004, 08:15 AM
I'm sort of in a cutting phase right now but have decided to go back to bulking. I'm at 170 and am sort of just sitting there. Here's what I'm eating:

Meal 1: All Bran, cheese or protein shake, small amount
Meal 2: 1/2 cup of cottage cheese 2 or 4%, 6 baby carrots, 5 triscuits
Meal 3: Turkey sandwich (two slices) on wheat with cheese
Meal 4: Same as meal 2
Meal 5: Anything I want, sometimes spaghetti and garlic bread, chicken and rice, smoked sausage and au gratin potatoes etc...
Meal 6: Usually just a protein shake with some chocolate powder for sugar after working out. Maybe a cookie or two :).

So with this plan, I can stay at 170 all day long. My questions are:

1. How many calories do you think that is?
2. Is there anything I should change?
Note - not sure if I can change 5 as I live with my gf and she doesn't take kindly to eating healthy :).
3. How much should I add if I am in a bulking phase?
Note - I've read that it is only possible to gain .5lbs of lean muscle per week, and since I need to eat 3000 unused calories to gain 1lb, does that mean I should add 1500 calories spread out throughout the week to bulk?
4. How much weight should I gain before going back to a cutting phase?

Phew, that's a lot! Thanks in advance.

02-24-2004, 03:43 PM