View Full Version : Hows my meal plan for gaining muscle ?

03-24-2004, 08:56 AM
i am 18 years old, this is my meals plan for every day. I am trying to accomplish 2 things.
2. Gain wieght only by muscle
3. Gain muscle mass.
Now I do execrcise regulary (baseball)
Monring : 3-4 eggs 1 bagel with jelly and Tons n tons of orange. Like 3-4 cups
Lunch - cookies :) (school lunch blows)
Dinner : Turkey n bacon melt from subway
Large tuna sub with lettuce and mayo. With about 4-6 glasses of orange jiuce.
I cant stop dirnking orange jiuce for some reason. goes well with everything.

Now with this diet I have seen some wieght gain, but its not from muscle mass.
Is this becuase my metbolism sucks ?
Is this a good meal plan for someone biulding muscle mass ?

In the mornings sometimes Ill get a protien shake from the gym. 4x a week proably.

Thanks for all the input

03-24-2004, 09:44 AM
I can't tell for sure if this would work for you or not, but I know that in my case I have to eat alot more than that to gain muscle.

I have found gaining muscle without gaining fat is a very very slow process... at least for me.

03-24-2004, 09:54 AM
thats the worst bulking diet I've seen in my life...

rather than tell you where your going wrong I recommend you spend a lot of time reading through the diet/Nutrition threads on this forum...

03-24-2004, 12:46 PM
hmmm I thought it was pretty good, good supplement of protien in the morning and in the evening. But ill be sure to check it out. Can someone please post their meal plan on gianing muscle ?


03-24-2004, 01:53 PM
In my expert opinion: appalling :)

I'd say lose the fast food, the cookies and the OJ, but then you'd be left with nothing else and I'd have to come up with a meal plan to replace it.

03-24-2004, 02:08 PM
I eat this on a typical day
1-2lbs of ground turkey breast
1-2 cups cooked brown rice
1-2 cup oats
1 yogurt
4 protein shakes (am/pm, pre/post workout)
3 tbsp fat (flax, udos, olive) + 15g of fish oil caps

Here are some other examples:
1 apple
2 bananas
6 slices of bread
1 cup cottage cheese
4 large eggs
3 servings of whey
2 bowls of grits
7 cups of milk
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
2 servings of Muscle Milk
2 tbsp of natty PB
1 cup of oats
1 tbsp olive oil
1 orange
1 can of tuna
2 cups of lettuce
8 oz of beef

8am Breakfast
1cup oatmeal (1cup dry, it was much more when done)
6-8 egg whites scrambled
half serving of N-Large

1 serving N-Large

11am Lunch
1lb (+/-) ground turkey
1lb steamed carrots
as much rice as I could cook in the pot (id guess 2cups dry but I dont know)

1 serving N-Large

2:00pm Snack
half serving N-Large
either candy bars or some nutrition bar (3 or 4 usually)

5:30pm Dinner
2lb Foreman Grilled Chicken Breast
1lb Steamed Carrots
1 (yes, exactly 1) broccoli crown (broccoli is gross)
6 potato mashed potatos (hope that makes sense)

1 serving N-Large

9:00pm Bedtime
half serving N-Large
1 apple sliced and smothered in peanut butter
meal 1- 3 chicken breasts, bowl of cereal, cup of coffee, 8 ounces 2 percent milk, 1 gram of vit c, 1 multi-vitamin

meal 2- met-rxx ultra shake-40 grams of protein, 8 ounces 2 percent milk, 5 grams creatine

meal 3- 3 chicken breasts, plate of tossed salad with lots of olive oil and vinegar and beans, couple glasses of skim milk

meal 3-couple protein bars

meal 4- 3 chicken breasts, plate of pasta

meal 5-60 grams of whey protein, 5 grams of creatine, 1 gram vit.c, 1 multivitamin, 1 can of coca-cola and a nutri-grain bar

meal 6- 1 triple cheeseburger, 5 chicken tenders

meal 7- some sort of protein shake with lots of milk before bedtime.

I typically wake up about 8 sometimes 6, make a MRP shake with 52 grams of protein, add 2 cups of vitamin D milk, which adds another 16 grams, then 3 raw eggs that adds probably 15 more grams.

Next, I wake up around noon, and just use two scoops of whey in one cup of vitamin D.

Finally I actually wake up around 2 (and stay up) generally downing 4 scoops of weightgainer in 2 cups of vitamin D and 4 raw eggs.

I'll begin preparing the next one around 3:30, which is usually 3/4 cup brown rice (uncooked) with two chicken breasts in it w/soy sauce. And have 2 cups of vitamin D milk with this.

Next will be another 2 scoops of whey in a cup of vitamin D around 5:30 when I'm getting ready to leave and go to the gym.

Around 7:30 I have 4 scoops of weight gainer in water.

Around 9 I will have the chicken and rice again. And again at 11

Then between 1 and 2 I'll have 4 scoops of weightgainer in Vitamin D and head to bed.
9am: dozen egg whites, oats, fruit juice and some PB.

11am: 1.5 tins tuna, rice, veg juice, some PB again

12.15: train

post training: whey in water

~3pm: tuna sarnies, apple

5pm: 3-4 chicken drumsticks, pasta and salad

7pm: homemade proetien bar, salad, swig of whey.

9pm: 3 chicken drumsticks, salad

11pm: whey in milk, some crisps, some PB

12:30: crachers and salmon and some mackerel
Meal 1: 12 eg whites, 2 Yolks, 1/2 cup oats(uncooked), 4oz shreded mozzerella, 1 centrum multivitamin, 2 vit E caps, 1 super b-complex cap

Work out

Post Workout: 2 Scoops Whey w/ water, 1 banana

Meal 2: Two 4oz turkey patties, 1/2 apple, 8oz skim milk

Meal 3: 8oz lean ground beef, 1 slice 2% american cheese, 1/2 apple

Meal 4: Meso tech MRP w/water

Meal 5: 8oz Grilled chicken breast, steamed brocoli & carrots

Meal 6: Two 4oz turkey patties, 4oz shredded mozerella, 8oz skim milk

Meal 7: Meso Tech MRP with Water, Two 5-htp caps

Meal 8: If I stay up late or if I can wake up then I I'll have another MRP or just some whey powder w/ water.

I hope you can see areas to improve...
**3-4 eggs
**1 bagel with jelly
**3-4 cups OJ
**Turkey n bacon melt from subway
**Large tuna sub w/ lettuce & mayo
**4-6 cups OJ

03-24-2004, 07:42 PM
12 eggs and 2 yolks.... omg is that true ?

03-24-2004, 09:31 PM
whats wrong with that?

03-25-2004, 11:34 AM
just seems alot...... should I force myself to eat 12 eggs or eat till im full ?

03-25-2004, 11:42 AM
nobody is saying you have to follow those diets...
those are just examples of diets that are better than what you had posted.
You should take away from those examples the amount of food that it takes.
Also you need to educate yourself on proper nutrition such as how much protein to eat in a day, why, where to get it from etc. do the same for carbs and fats and then get to work on figuring out a proper routine.

03-26-2004, 11:08 AM
Hows this :
Morning : 5 eggs - 2 mini bagels with Jelly and Banana Hammock Protien shake
Lunch : Small tuna fish sandwhich
Dinner : 5 eggs, protien shake, roast beef sandwhich

Is this a good meal plan for gainging alot of muscle quickly ?

03-26-2004, 11:55 AM
thats the second worst bulking diet I've seen in my life...

03-26-2004, 12:30 PM
wooow. I thought eggs = protien, got plenty of eggs and protien shakes. + it was suggested by another member. nopt that exact meal plan but eggs were def. involv3ed with protien shakes and tune.

03-26-2004, 12:49 PM
yeah eggs are protein but you need a poop load more food, you could safely triple your entire daily diet and barely gain any exta weight

03-26-2004, 12:50 PM
I am in need of a bulking diet that works, i know alot of them are posted, but if soeone cvould post like what they had Monday n tuesday and what they felt was the best meal. Sorry if someone already answered this and i missed it. im in school

03-26-2004, 02:27 PM
there are soooo many diets posted here -- in this section and also members' journals.

just scroll thru this section and look for titles such as "critique my bulking diet" or "how does this look for a bulk?" or "I am bulking, help".

GG did his best to elaborate what you need - you need to take some initiative, read a little and understand how all that will work for you.

03-26-2004, 08:33 PM
alright, i appreciate it

03-26-2004, 09:08 PM
there are soooo many diets posted here -- in this section and also members' journals.

just scroll thru this section and look for titles such as "critique my bulking diet" or "how does this look for a bulk?" or "I am bulking, help".

GG did his best to elaborate what you need - you need to take some initiative, read a little and understand how all that will work for you.

Well said Ali. As a general guideline, and in addition to what geoff said look at the amount of calories people are taking in, the macronutrient breakdown, and how these quantities are spread out throughout the day. Also, look at your training program and try to adjust your diet accordingly.