hey, what's up guys. this WILL turn out to be a nutrition question, trust me... lol.
i'm a pretty new guy when it comes to lifting and nutrition. my goal is to add about 20-30 pounds of lean muscle mass. i'm only 6'0" 150 lbs... so i'm a pretty skinny dood. i'm 15.9% body fat (from a 3 site skinfold) and here are some of my biometrics:
shoulders girth: 14 in.
chest girth: 37.5 in.
abdomen girth: 31.5 in.
waist girth: 32 in.
hips girth: 37.5 in.
bicep girth: 11 in.
forearm girth: 10.5 in.
thigh girth: 20 in.
calf girth: 14 in.
body mass index: 19 bmi
i JUST started hitting up the weights the other day... just did one set of a few reps on pretty much everything - to kinda warm me up. i had a trainer that i know give me a good workout plan... i think i can get the lifting part down. what i need help with is the NUTRITION. see, i've got the ectomorph body type... fast metabolism... and i know that i'm going to need lots of protein in my new diet. i was told that to see gains, i would need to eat as many grams of protein as i weigh. so if i weigh 150, i'll need 150g of protein per day. is this true? currently, my diet consists of...
- eggs in the morning (usually egg omlet), bananna, milk.
- 2 tuna sandwiches for lunch
- protein bar
- turkey... or some kind of lean meat for dinner... potato...
- and later on at night - peanut butter sandwich or bowl of chili or something.
- and lots of water all through the day.
not really sure of my calorie daily intake ?
now... this is what i'm having trouble with. i'm attending college right now, so i don't have time to cook up my own special little recipes and stuff... i sort of just have to know about what types of foods i should be consuming (what contains protein, etc.), how many protein bars/shakes/whatever i should take daily, etc. etc. i'm not really sure of what all contains protein. but if you all could give me some suggestions, maybe then i could pick out some more food to eat from the buffets they have here and such. i don't want to eat the same food everyday. should i eat more than 4 meals daily... i heard 5-6 is better... but then couldn't i consume less protein per meal? or is more protein per meal for 3-4 meals better?
also - i'm not real sure of the supplements. i currently only eat protein bars every once in awhile. i don't know what to take though... i heard the shakes are good. any reccomendations for any kind of supplements for me (and how much i should consume daily of them)?
lots of questions, i know... but... ANY help would be very much appreciated. any suggestions, comments, plans, anything, lol...