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intensity
02-12-2005, 09:41 AM
I'm currently bulking (5'11, 165lbs), and my weight gain has stalled, which means it's time to increase calories again. So, I'm going to add 300 calories worth of carbs. The reason it's all carbs is because I'm already getting about 1.5 grams of protein per pound, and 31% of my calorie intake is already fat. So, I figure from here on out I just need to increase calories through the increase of only carbs. Sound about right?

Now I'm just trying to figure out where the best spot would be to add these 300 cals of carbs. I'm thinking the carbs will come from either potatoes, brown rice, whole wheat bread, or some type of bean (kidney, etc).

Here's how my diet breaks down:

7:00am (pre-workout)
480 calories -- 48 protein -- 60 carbs -- 3.5 fat

10:30am (post-workout)
445 calories -- 40 protein -- 62 carbs -- 3 fat

1:00pm
590 calories -- 50 protein -- 35 carbs -- 18.5 fat

3:30pm
640 calories -- 28 protein -- 24 carbs -- 52 fat

6:00pm
270 calories -- 32 protein -- 26 carbs -- 7 fat

7:00pm
55 calories -- 0 protein -- 30 carbs -- 0 fat
(this is just an orange, not really meant to be a meal here)

8:30pm
540 calories -- 41 protein -- 46 carbs -- 24 fat

11:00pm (right before bed)
175 calories -- 35 protein -- 0 carbs -- 2.5 fat

APPROXIMATE TOTALS: 3200 cals -- 274 protein -- 283 carbs -- 110 fat
RATIOS: 34/35/31 (protein/carbs/fat)

Thanks in advance for any help.

andy51
02-12-2005, 10:01 AM
I think I would add some to the 7 pm meal (maybe some protein here too) and to the pre-bed meal.

no regrets
02-12-2005, 10:04 AM
I would add some to the pre-bed meal and also even post workout. Some people have a carb/protein ratio of 3 to 1.

AdmiralDan
02-12-2005, 10:46 AM
The 6 pm meal looks small in comparison to the others. that may be a good place to add

Optimum08
02-12-2005, 11:31 AM
u could definetly increase the carbs PWO maybe even to about 100 g of carbs (preferably dex and maltodex) and also add a little bit to the 6 PM meal and try to get some more cals pre-bedtime....

Collegekid
02-13-2005, 01:33 PM
what's up with getgin 52g of fat in that 3:30pm meal? Try spreading it out a little more....

MrWebb78
02-13-2005, 02:35 PM
^^^i agree i think the bulk of your fat should be in the morning, or at least even it out some. could pop some oil caps(fish or flax) in the morning as a healthy way to increase fat and calories in the morning.

dont fear fat while bulking!

intensity
02-13-2005, 02:59 PM
what's up with getgin 52g of fat in that 3:30pm meal?
It's nuts. I eat about a cup of nuts during this meal. Is there something bad about eating that much fat in one serving... even though it's from nuts as opposed to something like potato chips?

Also, while on that subject, is there a certain number of carbs that is too high to have during one meal?


i agree i think the bulk of your fat should be in the morning
I workout in the morning, so those morning meals are my pre and post workout meals. As far as I am aware, those are the only 2 meals of the day where you want to have as little fat as possible.

MrWebb78
02-13-2005, 03:32 PM
i guess nothing is concrete, there is always debate over the best method. but something to think about: calories = energy. fat offers the most energy. so you could/should add fat before a workout. i think this is entirely an individual approach. if you are not comfortable with it then i understand. however myself and previous training partners have experienced better workouts when upping fat intake before workouts.