I've just started training again after a long time not doing. I'm super-skinny and I'm looking at bulking up.
Livestrong's 'MyPlate' says in order to gain 2 lbs a week I need approximately 3,100 calories a day. At the moment I'm only having around 2,000 and I'd like to gain more than 2 lbs a week anyway.
Here's a rough guide of what I'm eating:
Oats w/ whole milk
Meat (Pork, chicken, beef, whatever)
Potatoes with whole milk & butter
Biscuits, cups of tea, crisps... nothing healthy.
Creatine tablets, 4 a day (time varying depending on exercise or rest day)
I also have some Whey Protein Gainer on its way, delivery Monday, which should help.
I'm wondering if someone can help me out? I am looking to increase my calorie intake so that I will gain around 4-5 lbs a week. I know that's one hell of an ask, so if I'm being unrealistic let me know.
Can anyone suggest a diet for someone who has always struggled bulking, training very hard at home with free weights, that consumes enough calories to help put 4-5 lbs on per week?
Target weight is around 210lbs.