For your weight, you need to be eating: 2380 calories a day. To get this, yes, you need to be eating atleast six times a day. This needs to be a diet rich in protein, fiber, water, fruits and vegetables. Remember this: 4:4:8:8, that is 4 servings of meat including eggs and beans, 4 servings of dairy (yogurt, milk, cheese), 8 servings fruits and veggies, 8 servings of bread (pasta, cereal, oats). If you are atleast trying to eat this amount, you are yes, continually stuffing your face. However, if you watch any documentray about bodybuilders, the most startling trend you will notice is how much they eat. I still fall short somedays, but there is no getting around it, you are eating a lot. Protein shakes are easy, with the right gainer you can put away an excess of 1,000 calories in one setting. For you, since your calorie intake is so low, you might want to considere it if you don't want to pound so much food. However, as you gain, your calorie intake will increase and you'll still need to eat more. I don't like shakes, food just seems to show up faster to me.
I've been doing the tuna thing: 1 can gives you almost fifty grams of protein and accounts for two servings of meat, but it feels like one, however, the can says two servings. I think it's about 120 calories. I've been eating 2 cans for lunch everyday, right out of the can like the real deal.
Advice: eat these in plain public view: men are drawn to it like bees to honey, but some just automatically recognize you as a bodybuilder in the making because noone else would eat it that way
. If you start at six, you should be eating about every three hours until you hit meal six. Utilize your car and backpack to keep food handy.
If you cheat, count those calories too, they count. You need to be reading labels and counting calories. In the next week, when you count it will let you down. First time I counted, I found I was deficient 1500+ calories. It really is a working progress. For starters, try to get up to that first figure. It'll be a task. Basically, math and eating, get used to them both. I got your estimated calory intake by multiplying your weight by twenty........................................................
Follow this as a template, dear...and remember, fats, salts, sugar, and oil is in the pyramid, do not cut it out alltogether. I wish I could have offered a diet including numbers, but wow, that is entirely too much math for me to be doing in public. Hmmm, you'll have to get a math gay to help you work in 4/4/8/8 into 2380. Givin your calorie intake, some of those servings are not whole servings. I am ontop of something now, if it works, I'll post it and all of its figures here.
Double Decker sandwiches, you can pile on a good two servings of meat, a serving or two of veggies, 2 servings of cheese and four servings of bread with 1 sandwich.
Cheap bulking foods are tuna, bread (buy them from a bread store), sandwich meat (not that gourmet butcher cut either, pickle loaf and bologna), spaghetti (pasta), and lettuce is cheap too.
Again, foods that include different things, likes soups, stews and sauces are great because you make enough to last a while and can include meat, vegg, dairy, and grain in one pot and eat it over bread, rice, or pasta. I even put oatmeal in my spaghetti sauce (half a cup)....it blend in nice. Really, oatmeal is important, but I HATE oatmeal. I blend up a dry cup with juice or protein shake and then chug it. 1/2 cup is a serving so you'll knock out two servings of oats in one gulp. Ofcourse, you cook 1 cup and it cooks up into huge mess to put away.
LOL, I'm finished.