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SaintGJR
04-27-2007, 10:21 AM
Hello im just trying to find different views on peoples' bulking diets and in particular - you guys' views on carb amounts and timing when bulking.

Some people say get them every meal - some say eat them round workouts and so on.

I normally get them PWO and PPWO for definate - that never changes - bulking or cutting but when i bulk i also get them pre workout and meal 1.

I normally have something like -

Meal 1 - pro & carb
Meal 2 - pro & fats
Meal 3 - pro & carb
Meal 4 - pro & fats
Pre workout - 38 grams of carbs (complex)
Workout
PWO - pro & carb
PPWO - pro & carb

How does that look to you guys?

When its non training day it is like this -

Meal 1 - pro & carb
Meal 2 - pro & fats
Meal 3 - pro & carb
Meal 4 - pro & fats
Meal 5 - pro & carb
Meal 6 - pro & fats

Thanks.

muscleup
04-27-2007, 10:40 AM
Man, that looks waaay too complicated for a bulking diet :D

Paul Stagg
04-27-2007, 10:41 AM
I think it isn't necessary to worry about it.

8.8
04-27-2007, 11:24 AM
Man, that looks waaay too complicated for a bulking diet :D

agreed just eat and eat a lot- try and keep it as clean 90% of the time

Mr. D
04-27-2007, 12:09 PM
I love eating carbs on a bulk, but keep these 2 issues in mind:

increased water retention/bloat due to increased carb intake.
increased fiber intake due to increased carb intake, i.e increased toilet time.

offhegoes03
04-27-2007, 12:15 PM
yeah, I think the only thing you might want to worry about is taking simple carbs (dextrose) in a during workout and post workout shake to keep you supplied with glucose during your workout and provide an insulin spike after the workout for your creatine. But this isn't absolutely necessary either, it's just what some people choose to do.

SaintGJR
04-27-2007, 12:28 PM
Yeh thanks guys and i know about the over-complicated aspect of the diet but i guess i just want to make sure everything is perfect - i dont want lifting or workouts to suffer because of having carbs at some meals and not at some others but thanks for the input.

Dizzee
04-27-2007, 03:36 PM
I would like to ask the same question but for cutting, I have carbs with every meal as I find just chicken for tea is bland and not toally filling. I usually have pasta, noodles/beans with it. I also have carbs for my dinner as that is right after my workout. I have to go the gym straight after I wakeup thus I don't get any breakfast unless I return from the gym early. I usually have some cereal before I go to bed to ensure I have at least some energy for the gym.

8.8
04-27-2007, 04:33 PM
dizzee if your cutting its normaly to hungry somtimes and cereal and pasta definaly are not the best sources to be gettign your carbs from

its really imortant to eat before you lift

if your just doin cardio in the am then just make sure you eat right after you have done your cardio

philou123
04-28-2007, 01:47 AM
In general, I try to have my biggest meal of the day about 1:00-1:30 after my workout. I feel like it's the time of the day when you're body needs it the more to recover. Well second to PWO, but still I feel like it's a good time to fuel the tank.

Also, I try to have a big shake before the night to make sure I have some food being digested even during the night. Any input as to if this is helpful? I heard some professional bodybuilders wake up at 3:00am to take in a shake to make sure they have food being digested 24/7.

Dizzee
04-28-2007, 04:41 AM
What else am I gonna get carbs from??? What do you mean cutting to hungry?

Dizzee
04-28-2007, 04:45 AM
The cereal is just wheat, I thought wheat was good for you?

8.8
04-28-2007, 01:03 PM
most cereals have a lot of sugar in them, and lots of them aren't made of wheat but corn startch and beleached white flour and stuff like that

Dizzee
04-28-2007, 04:28 PM
Yeah but the cereal prides itself on being just wheat, it's all over the tv as being 100% wheat that is the selling point of it.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-28-2007, 04:37 PM
most cereals have a lot of sugar in them, and lots of them aren't made of wheat but corn startch and beleached white flour and stuff like thatMost cereals are processed at super high temperatures and aren't really good for you in general no matter what the cereal is. I still can't shy away from a big bowl of Fruity Pebbles, though. :p

ADT
04-28-2007, 05:39 PM
.

I ate an entire box of this today.

http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg/images/pr/177X150/00/01/f2/1e/e1/32644833.JPG

Reduced Sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal (entire box)

1,430 calories
33 grams of fat
26 grams of protein
299 grams of carbohydrates
39 grams of fiber
26 grams of sugar

I would say my Diet/Nutritional goals are different than yours.

Best,
ADT

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-28-2007, 05:40 PM
Is Type II Diabetes your goal?

McIrish
04-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Odd... there's not a single peanut in that entire box.

ADT
04-28-2007, 06:10 PM
Odd... there's not a single peanut in that entire box.

Falling over laughing! PRICELESS!

Best,
ADT

McIrish
04-28-2007, 06:51 PM
Falling over laughing! PRICELESS!

Best,
ADT

;)

All in jest, of course. I am pretty amazed that you could nugget a whole box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, however.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-28-2007, 09:05 PM
;)

All in jest, of course. I am pretty amazed that you could nugget a whole box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, however.I'd have absolutely no problem with eating an entire box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. That stuff is like crack. Same with Fruity Pebbles (I've actually eaten entire boxes of these before). How you feel afterwards is a different matter entirely. :p

shootermcgavin7
04-29-2007, 10:49 AM
Is Type II Diabetes your goal?

ftw.