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J_weik
06-04-2004, 02:48 PM
I'm 6'3 180. Trying to bulk up to 200. I've been eating lots of tuna. Is it 25 calories for ever 1 lb?

AllUp
06-04-2004, 02:57 PM
Try 3000 to 3200 assuming a slow bulk with clean food.

J_weik
06-04-2004, 02:58 PM
Wow. 3000 doesn't sound like alot. I ate a 1000 calorie breakfast and lunch already.

AllUp
06-04-2004, 03:00 PM
you can eat more, but keep in mind that some is usually fat when you aim for more than 1-2lbs gained/week.

and no, is not a lot
I usually bulk w/4100-4400 cals as I am about 235. Clean bulk w/clean foods. :)

J_weik
06-04-2004, 03:01 PM
Ok so if i eat more then 3200, just do cardio to burn it correct?

JTyrell710
06-04-2004, 03:04 PM
that would be ideal, but not every day imo

AllUp
06-04-2004, 03:04 PM
I would actually aim for the 3200. Or greater. :)
But assuming you want clean mass about 1lb/week, I would say ~3200ish.

AllUp
06-04-2004, 03:08 PM
Its such a small deviation that it shouldnt be detrimental to go over/under a few cals. :)

It's hard to estimate at times when theres no calorie count. I.e restaurants, diners, etc. Aiming a little bit over would be safe just in case.

Jayrock
06-04-2004, 03:30 PM
Or just add an extra 300-500 calories to your current daily intake.

rapidshoter
06-04-2004, 03:32 PM
Tuna (JohnWest) in springwater

34G protein per can usally 135g of Tuna, Tuna is low in calorie, half of can = 75 calories. Someone correct me if im wrong.

Jayrock
06-04-2004, 03:40 PM
Tuna (JohnWest) in springwater

34G protein per can usally 135g of Tuna, Tuna is low in calorie, half of can = 75 calories. Someone correct me if im wrong.

That's right. Not very good for bulking unless you mix it with some mayo and make a sandwhich. Just my $.02

Budiak
06-04-2004, 03:49 PM
Well it can be good for bulking because its a good source of very cheap protein. Since you have to eat so much the shopping bills can get prohibitively high...meh.

Besides, its good to throw on some bread with a few slices of thick cut bologne, cheddar, and about a quart of mayonnaise.

J_weik
06-04-2004, 04:44 PM
Ive been eating 2 cans a day. Each can with 2 tbps of mayo on 2 pieces of white bread. Dam i just got whey protein and took my first shake. Stuff i got is only 20g of protein a scoup so i doubled it up. Stuff is nasty heh.

Focused70
06-04-2004, 05:27 PM
Thing is with tuna, you probably want to watch your intake given all the mercury that's in the water...

2 cans might be going overboard a little.

You could always top cottage cheese with it. :)

Don't forget burritos.

Stash

Shao-LiN
06-04-2004, 08:00 PM
Thing is with tuna, you probably want to watch your intake given all the mercury that's in the water...

2 cans might be going overboard a little.

You could always top cottage cheese with it. :)

Don't forget burritos.

Stash

Quite a few people on this board eat well over 2 cans of tuna.

Budiak
06-05-2004, 01:09 AM
Heh. Two cans is now cause for alarm? I laugh at thee!

Ha!

Bboy486
06-17-2004, 03:08 PM
Ive been eating 2 cans a day. Each can with 2 tbps of mayo on 2 pieces of white bread. Dam i just got whey protein and took my first shake. Stuff i got is only 20g of protein a scoup so i doubled it up. Stuff is nasty heh.


Is this smart for him to double the shakes up?