Need some diversity to my meal plans...

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    Dec 02, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    So I started bulking for the first time...all I really eat is Chicken breast, potatoes, rice, oatmeal, cottage cheese and bananas...

    Its been going good because I went from 150lbs to 157lbs in 1 month.

    But I am getting really sick of the chicken breast and poatatoes in particular...I dont want to cut out potatoes though because im sure they are responsible for a lot of my weight gain.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare/season chicken breasts and potatoes or any other food suggestions?
  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 02, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    Ha ha ha Dude, there are tons of things you can eat. Let's see you can lean steaks, ground buffalo, ground turkey, and you can even have regular chicken. There are tons of veggies that you have that are great. I mean you can eat all of the fresh fruit you want. Dude, what ever you want to eat you can pretty eat in terms of putting on mass
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
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  • tuffguyndc

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    Dec 02, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidsalmon icon_smile.gif
    Damn it, i completely forgot about that
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    Sweet potatoes, Salmon, Tuna, White Fish, a TON of veggies... Lentils, Sprouted are even better, beans, avocados, Kale, Spinach, make soups with Butternut Squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, onions...

    I think the issue is you're trying to put on mass while staying super lean which is difficult and takes for-ever! If you're willing to forgo the 6-pac for a few months, really dig in to some good food now. When you're bulking up is a good time to enjoy a little extra something something on the side (of the plate!) and indulge every once in a while.

    Save the plain chicken breast and and fat free cottage cheese for the cutting phases.
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    Dec 02, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    It's great that you want to learn a bit more about the food and nutrition side of fitness. There are two things about food and nutrition that will amaze you. One is how incredibly much greater the results of your workouts are when you're on a good nutrition plan. The other is how incredibly many easy and inexpensive food options you can come up with once you know the basics of sports nutrition.

    Men's Health is a good place to start.
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 02, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    TUBE STEAK! It has lots of protein! icon_lol.gif

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    Dec 02, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    Ground turkey, fresh white fish, tuna and lean beef are the backbone of my protein regimen. Carbs... I don't eat white potatoes (or white anything really). Sweet potatoes, brown rice, oatmeal, those sorts of things are all in there.

    There's really no limit if you want to diversify and remain healthy.
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    Dec 02, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    The ban on slaughtering horses has been lifted. So that's a new option.
  • josephmovie

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    Dec 02, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    This site is pretty good - do a search for "chicken":

    http://www.skinnytaste.com/
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    Dec 03, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    Put batter on everything listed in the OP and deep fry it.
    You'll gain weight faster than an airline pilot at a pizza buffet.
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    Dec 03, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Oh, and drink lots of beer. Imported, preferably.
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    Dec 03, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    You didn't mention any vegetables or fat sources. I think some leafy greens like, broccoli, spinach, bustle sprouts are good choices.. they all have a high nutrient density. Maybe some healthy fats.. nuts, fish oil, flax..
  • vintovka

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    Dec 03, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    I eat alot of plain greek yogurt (low or zero fat) with frozen fruit. I normally put some yogurt in a container and pile frozen pineapple bits or blueberries on top, which makes a good traveling snack to bring to school/work (as the fruit thaws it keeps the yogurt cold).
  • TrentGrad

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    Dec 03, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    I alternate between fish and chicken...though for a third option, I periodically prepare a steak.
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    Dec 03, 2011 8:37 AM GMT
    purelife saidYou didn't mention any vegetables or fat sources. I think some leafy greens like, broccoli, spinach, bustle sprouts are good choices..



    I don't eat any vegetables. hows it gonna affect my workout?
    I could eat them, i just don't.
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    Dec 03, 2011 8:45 AM GMT
    rice pasta kus kus sweat potatoes,
    turkey , tuna, white fish , pork chops .chick peas and egss boilled or scrambled . if tastless add spices or herbs chile , tumeric, paprika, garlic.
  • justineflake

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    Dec 03, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    ZennedDaFuckOut saidSo I started bulking for the first time...all I really eat is Chicken breast, potatoes, rice, oatmeal, cottage cheese and bananas...

    Its been going good because I went from 150lbs to 157lbs in 1 month.

    But I am getting really sick of the chicken breast and poatatoes in particular...I dont want to cut out potatoes though because im sure they are responsible for a lot of my weight gain.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare/season chicken breasts and potatoes or any other food suggestions?


    The menu is really good. here are some healthy dinner ideas that may help you.

    Part of the healthy dinner ideas would be to try out international food like curries or fajita. Steamed vegetables in the long run can be boring. So why not add a dash of curry powder, or add more pepper and onions. These spices are also healthy and according to nutritionists, spicy foods can hasten the metabolism. The Diet Solution Program also discusses how to alter the metabolism for faster weight loss. Healthy dinner ideas also include cutting down on mayo and cheese when trying to make a fusion of international cuisine like fajita and the all-time favorite burger.

    Salads are often the best remedy for people who are on diet. The problem is they only munch on green lettuce or the cherry tomatoes. Healthy dinner ideas would include incorporating lean chicken meat or fish into the salad. With olive oil vinaigrette they would surely enjoy eating the greens. Adding a few garlic bread made of whole wheat or whole grain are also add-ons to the healthy dinner ideas for a salad night.
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    Dec 03, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    BackToZero said
    I don't eat any vegetables. hows it gonna affect my workout?
    I could eat them, i just don't.

    One of the important stages in life is breaking free from parental authority.

    When a guy lives on his own, he's free to make his own rules.
    -- stay up as late as he wants
    -- drink all the beer he wants
    -- eat only the food he likes
    The life you build - that's up to you.

    Over time, food choices have an accumulative effect. They build up.
    -- High triglycerides?
    -- High cholesterol?
    -- High bodyfat composition?
    Those things take time to build up.

    Now I'm not saying that's going to happen to you. But eventually your birthday is coming, isn't it?

    When a guy works out to the point of exhaustion, it's uncomfortable. But he does it anyway. He does it because he wants the results.

    And I'm not a dietician or nutritionist. So, I'm not going to tell you vegetables are part of a healthy diet.

    Instead, I'm challenging you to break free. It might be uncomfortable at first. But when they're your rules, you're free to change 'em.

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    Dec 04, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    BackToZero said
    purelife saidYou didn't mention any vegetables or fat sources. I think some leafy greens like, broccoli, spinach, bustle sprouts are good choices..



    I don't eat any vegetables. hows it gonna affect my workout?
    I could eat them, i just don't.



    Eating vegetables balances the PH of our bodily fluids. Fruits and vegetables present an alkaline load to the blood. Protein and grains present a acid load to the blood. Fats are neutral. By not eating enough vegetables you'd risk developing low grade acidosis. In turn this would cause weakened bones and muscle loss.

    here's a link..

    http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/apple-day-keeps-muscle-loss-away