View Full Version : Bulking Questions PLEASE HELP!

04-24-2005, 12:45 AM
Hi im 132lb and lean and i need to bulk.

i have read alot and i know that i need to eat alot and i was advised to start at about 3500cals a day. ATM i am taking in about 2200-2700 a day.

i have bought this software so i can track my cals and it has all the foods with all the nutritional values on it so im sweet for that.

But my problem is that i have no idea what foods i should be eating and which ones are healthy and very calorie dense. i know most of you would say to look at what BB's eat but im from Australia and some of those foods ive never herd of.

for breakfast i am now trying to have:

1/2 cup traditional oats 1 cup of milk.

2xstrawberry and marg toast on white bread.

and for dinner it is really what ever my mum cooks, which is usally meat veggies and other stuff.

but should i try and get some liquid meals in or something?

What is tastey and really good for bulking that you guys eat??

Thanks, Matt

04-24-2005, 01:29 AM
Don't get chicken or beef out there? Pasta? Rice? Eggs? Peanut Butter? I haven't actually read the BB eating post, but I'm sure those were mentioned in there.

Should you try and get liquid meals in? If you feel you need them to meet your caloric goals, sure.

04-24-2005, 01:51 AM
My diet is based around oats, milk, whole meal pasta, brown rice, steak, tuna and natural PB.
You can get all this stuff from woolworths or coles.

04-24-2005, 01:54 AM
Heres an example of what you could eat. i pulled this from my journal.

Meal 1:
2 cups oats
1 cup skim milk
1 yoghert
can of tuna

Cals:1092, 69.1p, 19.3f, 156.4c

Meal 2:
1 cups(100g) WW Pasta
.5 Can tuna in oil
600ml milk

Cals: 865, 50.2p, 29.8f, 97.3c

Meal 3:
1 cups(100g) WW Pasta
.5 Can tuna in oil

Cals: 469, 29.8p, 7.5f, 69c

Meal 4:
2 cups milk
1 scoop ON

Cals: 440, 40p, 19.7f, 26.6c

Meal 5:
300g Steak

Cals:498, 86.6p, 21f, 0c

Meal 6:
70g PB

Cals: 460, 16.8p, 38.3f, 9.3c


Cals: 3824
Protein: 292.5g
Fat: 135.6g
Carbs: 358.6g

you should break that 3500 cals up into 5 or more meals per day.

04-24-2005, 03:29 AM
yeah thats alot of food, but spose thats what im gonna have to try and eat.

it just seems that trying to take in 700 cals each meal is alot. i know its sounds like im complaining but i just have to get my head around it.

What are some quick things you guys try to eat when you are on the run?

04-24-2005, 06:19 AM
When your on the run try banana(or som type of fruit),Nuts, nat PB, you can have prepared shake of somesort for whenever you have to go some where quick, whole wheat bread,bagel,wrap, have some turkey breast,chicken that you've roasted before and cut up into slices, try to use turkey breast that you roast yourself rather then deli, but if all you can get is deli that'll work Can/bag of tuna,

04-24-2005, 01:27 PM
i find shakes are easiest when trying to get all them calories in i get up at 6 to have a shake then go back to bed till 8 then have breakfast a good shake i use is put 100g oats in a blender and blend it till its like flour add 4 scoops of whey protein chocolate flavour 4 ice cubes 500ml of milk and 25g peanut butter works out as about 650 cals / 65carbs / 57ptotein and 20f takes less than 5 mins to make u can also add a banana and other stuff in

04-24-2005, 02:05 PM
...and ditch the margarine.

There are better fat sources than plasticized oil.

Olive oil, natty PB, avocadoes, nuts, and even a little bit of butter would be better than margarine

04-24-2005, 05:07 PM
...and ditch the margarine.

There are better fat sources than plasticized oil.

Olive oil, natty PB, avocadoes, nuts, and even a little bit of butter would be better than margarine

i second that!

04-25-2005, 02:39 AM
Thanks for all the tips guys, yeah i think ill start to make me some shakes for like when i get home from school before i go to the gym and late at night before bed.

what things would u also recomend to take to school. which u prepare at home and they wont go off in ya lunch box?

mums bought heaps of dried fruit, and for lunch i usally have 2 ham and cheese rolls. what else would u recommend?

05-01-2005, 12:25 PM
First off for breakfast you need to take in some protein. Good protein sources are tuna,eggs,turkey,chickenbreast,whey protein powder, fish. And some healthy fats are natty peanut butter, olive oil, flax oil, nuts, fatty fish. Healthy carbs are potatoes, yams, oatmeal, shredded wheat, whole wheat pasta.

Paul Stagg
05-02-2005, 07:09 AM
132 pounds?

Eat everything. If you're out to eat, and someone at the next table leaves something on thier plate, eat that. If people aren't a little nervous around you when you are eating, you aren't eating enough.