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newera2k
06-06-2007, 12:07 PM
Hey I wanted to know what yall thought of my bulk diet? im 17 6"1 140lb (Ectomorph/underweight/I went a full school yr gaining 1 lb) and was going to check with yall before I started buying.
8:00 AM (2 Bowels) Oatmeal 140 Calories 2 Protein
(3) Eggs 70 Calories 6 Protein

10:00 AM (2) Toasts 60 Calories 2 Protein
(2 Tspn) Peanut butter 190 Calories 8 Protein

12:00 PM 3 (tsp) peanut 190 calories 8 protein
3 (tsp) jelly 50 calories
(6) bread 60 calories 2 protein

3:00 PM (1) Spahgetti Dinner 400 Calories 21 Protein

6:00 PM (3) Filets 100 Calories 23 Protein

9:00 3 (tsp) peanut 190 calories 8 protein
3 (tsp) jelly 50 calories
(6) bread 60 calories 2 protein

12:00 AM / Sleep (1 Cup) Milk 130 Calories 8 Protein
(2 tspn) Peanutbutter

(2) Cups of Milk 260 Calories

all together thats 4450 calories and 228 Protein
4 Scoops of Muscle Juice 3960 Calories 220 Protein

total of 8410 calories and 448 protein


Am I eating enough?

im just trying to gain weight/fat

mmnotch
06-06-2007, 12:20 PM
romen noodles are not good calories. try to get a better balance of carbs and fats. and eat more and lift hard and you should be good. when i was your size i put so much effort in to eating i hated it. but now im a lean 210+ and every bit was worth it.

newera2k
06-06-2007, 12:35 PM
would eating 2 boxes of fries be better?

190 calories 3 Protein

so 2 boxes would equal

380 Calories 6 Protein

OR

a bowel of ice cream? equaling

260 Calories 4 Protein

Edit

I could also eat a bowl of rice

200 Calories 5 Protein

Mr. D
06-06-2007, 01:33 PM
i dont think you should eat a "bowel" of anything.

I dont understand your macro totals from post #1. are you eating the 3100 cals plus the 3900 cals from muscle juice?

newera2k
06-06-2007, 02:04 PM
i dont think you should eat a "bowel" of anything.

I dont understand your macro totals from post #1. are you eating the 3100 cals plus the 3900 cals from muscle juice?

when i say bowl i mean cups (serving size)

but yeah i get 3000 from food and 3000 from a supplement

deeder
06-06-2007, 02:11 PM
when i say bowl i mean cups (serving size)

but yeah i get 3000 from food and 3000 from a supplement

Sounds good man. Eat up! You're too skinny to worry about getting fat!

Mr. D
06-06-2007, 02:13 PM
wow thats 7000 cals. you should definitely gain on that.

you said "bowel" not bowl. I would look up what bowel means.

newera2k
06-06-2007, 02:15 PM
lol my bad on the spell check

alright thanks

im about to hit the store and order the supplement

MrWebb78
06-06-2007, 02:17 PM
don't count the protein from noodles, fries, rice, etc.

newera2k
06-06-2007, 02:48 PM
don't count the protein from noodles, fries, rice, etc.

so does that mean im not getting enough protein?

Noxon
06-06-2007, 10:02 PM
so does that mean im not getting enough protein?
No. You're still getting almost twice the amount of quality protein that serious weight trainers will recommend, which is roughly 1.5g to 2g per pound of lean body mass. You are more in the neighborhood of 3.5g I would guess, which is more than adequate.

In order to make your muscles grow, you need to couple your food intake with an exercise program that is geared towards muscle growth. You want to do many sets in the 4 to 6 rep range. 5x5 is a decent pattern to follow for muscle growth, and it's easy to remember. That's five sets of five reps with heavy weight. Not max weight, but the max that you can reasonably do for 5 reps.

Whatever you do, stay away from routines involving 3x12 patterns and the like. If you really want your muscle mass / size to increase, you need to stay away from high rep counts.

Good luck!

Mr. D
06-06-2007, 10:47 PM
8400 cals??? thats alot man. If you can eat that while not adding as much fat (or more) as muscle than power to you.

I personally just think thats about 4-5k cals overkill, which is a recipe for rapid FAT GAIN.

Unholy
06-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Everyone is different, my little brother has been sitting at 6800 calories a day for months now without putting on a pound.

Mr. D
06-06-2007, 11:15 PM
Everyone is different, my little brother has been sitting at 6800 calories a day for months now without putting on a pound.

That maybe true, but I really do think he should start at a modest intake of around 3000 - 3200 cals and work his way up if he isnt gaining.

Noxon
06-07-2007, 06:43 AM
I tend to agree with Mr. D. A lot of the problems with "hard gainers" have to do with their exercise, not just diet. A lot of these "hard gainers" are under the impression that since they have trouble putting on muscle, they need to do MORE reps and workout MORE often in order to make up for their metabolism, when in fact, that is detrimental to their goals.

If it was me, I would start small and make sure that everything I am doing BESIDES my diet is also conducive to muscle gain.

As Unholy said, some people do burn a ton more calories than others... But 8,400 calories? Probably not. That's got to be a compound issue.... Not simply "not enough".