View Full Version : "Men's Fitness" magazine's bulking diet....

12-14-2004, 02:47 PM
Men's Fitness has a bulking diet plan in its issue this month...here's a sample day, tell me what you think.....

-Three-Egg and Cheese Omelet
-2 slices 12-grain bread
-1 cup skim milk
-1 orange
-700 calories, 30g protein, 60g carbs, 20g fat

Midmorning Snack:
-1 cup cooked oatmeal with 1 cup milk, 2 tbsp raisins, 1 scoop whey
-550 calories, 40g protein, 75g carbs, 5g fat

-Turkey Sandwich (2 slices 12-grain bread, 4 oz turkey breast, 2 oz cheese, nonfat mayo, lettuce, tomato)
-1 grapefruit
-630 calories, 44g protein, 77g carbs, 16g fat

Afternoon Snack:
-Salad with unlimited amount of raw veggies
-6 oz canned salmon
-2 cups side of brown rice
-800 calories, 35g protein, 100g carbs, 20g fat

-Baked chicken breast
-2 cups brown rice
-750 calories, 50g protein, 100g carbs, 20g fat

After Dinner Snack:
-Protein shake with skim milk, 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
-1 large piece of fruit
-600 cal, 40g protein, 50g carbs, 18g fat

Comes out to be 4030 calories, 239g protein, 462g carbs, 94g fat

The problem i see is that they don't plan for pre and post-workout meals.

Also, what's up with 50g carbs in their after-dinner snack?

12-14-2004, 03:02 PM
I don't see how there could be 50g of carbs in their shake, unless the large piece of fruit is the size of your head. Unless the protein shake is a MRP or weight gainer of some kind, and not just weigh. Or they are using a ton of skimmed milk.

Isaac Wilkins
12-14-2004, 03:27 PM
Nah, I can see that.

1 large piece of fruit = 20-25g of carbs.
16oz skim milk = 22g of carbs.
Random carbs from protein (2 scoops) = 2-4g of carbs.

12-14-2004, 05:03 PM
Looks like a very good bulking diet IMO. I'm sure you'd see very good gains using it assuming it's in the right calorie range for you to bulk on.

12-14-2004, 05:24 PM
It looks like it will work fine, but, personally, when I'm bulking, I generally just try to get in my calories for the day and not stick to such a strict diet. I save the strict planned meals, etc, for when I cut. I don't think I could keep my sanity if I had to plan every single calorie when I bulk.