I am getting ready to bulk. Im a small guy at 5'7 142. I want to gain about 15 or 20 pounds within the next few months. Im going to follow the sticky "Gaining Mass" and consume 25 X bodyweight. I just have a few questions
1. The sticky says to eat 4 meals a day and 2 shakes while I read on this site its preferable to eat 6 meals a day. Are the 2 shakes in the sticky meant as a meal replacement?
2. Also, which protein supplement is recommended for my purposes. I went to the vitamin Shoppe and they literally had dozens of brands.
3. In general, sugar and saturated fats should be avoided. Is there any other ingredient that should be avoided?
4. Also, this may seem dumb, but what type of bread should I be looking to purchase to make sandwiches.
Ive also downloaded the sticky with all the foods listed so I think Im ready to go. Sorry for such newb questions. I just want to get this right and get it right the first time. Thank you for anyone who helps.
watch how much sodium you take in.
You'll do fine if you keep motivated.
i started out at 5 foot 7 too but at 130. I jumped 20 lbs very quickly by bulking and even stayed nearly the same body fat.
Don't worry bro, all your questions are legitimate and for your first post well its very impressive compared with some of the ones we get
I'll reply in CAPS
Just to add to the 2nd poster, sodium isnt a bad thing its essential in transporting nutrients, i usually shoot for 3-6 grams per day.Originally Posted by TitanicWaste
The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...
I say sodium because when eating more, you get a lot more.
One cup of noodles is 2 grams of salt for example.
Thanks for the advice. Im going to go in the supplement section to ask which protein will give me the fat, carbs, and protein. Thanks
well, if you want a meal replacement, something with all macros is important. most of the time, people are using protein only supplements as a way to ensure they get enough protein, and then get most of their calories from other foods, like some bread or fruit or something when on the run. its just a way getting the necessary proteni without frying an egg or grilling a chicken boob.
there isn't any difference in 4 or 6 meals, just as long as your food is reasonably spread out throughout the day, you're fin.e
more than trying to aoivd any specific nutrient, just try to get a balanced, varied, diet of whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruit, vegetables, lean meat, etc.