I'm currently maintaining 160lbs eating near 3000 cals a day. I'm going to start bulking soon to a minimum of 180lbs and I'm trying to plan out where to add the calories when I add them.
From stuff I've read, it seems to be a good idea to keep carbs and fat separate (in significant amounts, at least) and stick mostly to protein and carb meals, and protein and fat meals. Fine, I can do that. This is how it looks/would look:
Meal 1: P+C (55 carbs)
Meal 2 (PWO): P+C (50 carbs)
Meal 3: P+C (58 carbs)
Meal 4: P+C (64 carbs)
Meal 5: P+F
Meal 6: P+F (with veggies)
Meal 7: P+F
Now here's my question... to start my bulk, I'm going to add 300 cals to my diet so that I am 300 over maintenance. Since I'm already getting near 1.5 grams of protein per pound, and about 30% of my total cals come from fat, I'm thinking all 300 cals I add at first should come from a carb source. What I'm wondering is, if this is correct, where should these cals be added?
My first P+C meal (pre-workout) contains about 55 carbs, the second (post-workout) contains about 50, the third contains 58, and the forth contains 64. To add 300 calories that consists mostly of carbs (for example, brown rice), I'd have to add about 60-65 carbs to my diet.
If I added them all to my forth P+C meal, I'd end up eating about 130 grams of carbs during that meal. Is that... too much? Is there a maximum number of carbs that there should be in one meal where you can say "Ok, can't add any more carbs to this meal, move on to a different P+C meal next calorie increase" ? Or does it not matter?
If it is too much, how else should it be done? Split 64 carbs up over 1 or 2 or 3 of my P+C meals? To do that with something like brown rice, I'd have to like, have 5 fork-fulls in one meal, 5 in another, and 5 in another. This is doable I guess, but it's a bit wacky.
So I'm wondering, how should this be done?