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MM
07-06-2005, 03:56 PM
Hey --

How essential is it for my calories to be spread out throughout the day? That is, is equal consumption desirable, but not necessary?

The question is important, since I work most of the day and can't eat as much during that time. If eating a lot at the tale ends of the day (morning and night) is more likely to lead to, say, fat gain, then it would probably be desirable for me to not bother to do a "classic" bulk.

Here's my diet for today, which is fairly typical sans the pancakes in the morning (I probably haven't had pancakes in 6-7 months). I expect to hit 3500 cals by the end of the day.

http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=mike%5Fmm

-- MM

Built
07-06-2005, 04:36 PM
It really isn't important.

I'd suggest making sure you concentrate on your post workout nutrition, but other than that, just get it in you.

Macros don't look half bad.

:)

MM
07-06-2005, 06:24 PM
I'd lie and say I understood macros, but instead I'll just google around for a while.

Is there a reason that it doesn't really matter? I guess you're right about eating around workouts, though.

Thanks for the info.

MM
07-07-2005, 09:23 PM
BUMP

Should I aim for 40/30/30 Fats/protein/carbs on a bulk?

Unholy
07-07-2005, 10:09 PM
Diet is looking good, try to squeeze in some more cals ;)

FDR
07-07-2005, 10:51 PM
Just have a couple more beers at lunch lol jk, looks good

MM
07-08-2005, 07:32 AM
Just have a couple more beers at lunch lol jk, looks good

Ha! I actually had one at lunch and one at dinner; I usually just have one at dinner.

Adam
07-08-2005, 07:40 AM
BUMP

Should I aim for 40/30/30 Fats/protein/carbs on a bulk?


NO

On a bulk your carbs should be the same as protein but you fat should be much lower. 20-30%ish

MM
07-08-2005, 07:51 AM
Does it matter (i.e. is 40% okay) if the fats are from "good" sources? i.e. Natty PB, olive oil, flax oil, milk, etc?

Thanks.

Adam
07-08-2005, 07:54 AM
I would still go alot lower on the fats because it is a bulk so your calories will be way up.

Unholy
07-08-2005, 08:55 AM
NO

On a bulk your carbs should be the same as protein but you fat should be much lower. 20-30%ish

Out of curiousity, is there a reason for this?

Adam
07-08-2005, 01:31 PM
Sorta. Depends on who you ask.
My logic:
Lets say you cut on 1000cals(fake numbers)
In those 500 are fat, ~55grams fat
so that is 50% cals from fat

So you 'need' around 55grams fat

You bulk with 2000cals
of that 500cals are fat, ~55grams
fat cals are 25% of the day

So you can see why i choose to have less of my daily cals from fat on a bulk, yet i still keep the same amounmt of fat.

Built
07-08-2005, 02:37 PM
Thereís no reason to decrease the proportion of calories from fat on a bulk. For that matter, thereís no reason to increase them either.

You need protein at each of your meals, you might only choose to target carbohydrate around your lifts, and fats are a caloric ballast.

Personally, I feel more comfortable on higher fats, so I tend to increase my cals by increasing my protein and my fats along with my carbs. Otherwise, itís too easy for me to REALLY overeat on a bulk. But thatís just me.

Thereís no magic in the numbers.

Best as I can figure, so long as your calories are in line (in excess of maintenance for bulking, and under maintenance for cutting) and your proteins and fats are ample, where the rest of your calories come from is a matter of personal preference.

Itís certainly no problem if 40% of your calories come from fat on a bulk.

ryuage
07-08-2005, 02:47 PM
:withstupi

i could always use some more peanut butter