Healthy bulking food

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    Mar 26, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
    As summer is coming around the corner, I'd like to still continue my gains, but I'd like a healthy way to go about it. Right now I'm still somewhat "dirty" bulking, but by doing so I'm not getting a lot of definition that I so crave for the summer months. Is there any foods that are good for bulking but will also help me become more defined? What is the best way to go at this?

    (ps. sorry if this is a post already)
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    It's time for an intervention.

    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/the_truth_about_bulking
  • hMan

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    Mar 26, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Yogurt, lean meats, beans, whole grains, whey protein shakes — you're looking for high protein, low fat and low sugar foods.

    I don't really gain fat even if I eat fatty foods, but I don't gain muscle unless I eat a lot of protein. Eating fat fills me up and makes so I can't eat as much protein, so I opt for the types of food listed above.
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    (taking notes)
  • Medjai

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    Mar 26, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    Do the gallon of milk a day diet! icon_rolleyes.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 27, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    Unintended said

    You can eat any amount of food you want; you simply can't change your protein synthesis limit naturally.


    Therefore, we created steroids.
  • Kriss

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    Mar 27, 2013 8:03 AM GMT
    just slipped in this thread to take some quick notes
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:05 AM GMT
    Yogurt, Chia Seeds, Flaxseed Oil, avacado, sweet patato, plain potatoes, fish, meat, brown rice, wholemeal bread, rocket, spinach (lots of protein), Try Waxy Maize its a great natural bulk supplement or pea protein which is also good, but again meats like Turkey alot of protein, and yeah lets not forget eggs!!!!!
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:24 AM GMT
    What you want to be doing is increasing your energy in your diet without increasing saturated fat - the "bad" animal fat that clogs up your arteries and is more likely to be stored as fat.

    Carbs:
    - Sweet Potato
    - Brown Rice
    - Oats
    - Rice Noodles
    - Legumes (chickpeas, baked beans, lentils etc)
    - 2 servings of fruit and 2 serves of low fat dairy adequate

    should be included throughout the day in modest portions

    Protein:
    - Lean Turkey, Red Meat, Fish, Tuna, Chicken, Egg Whites (1 egg yolk a day is fine), Cottage Cheese, Whey Protein Isolate (add to cereals, yoghurt, milk shakes) are the leanest forms of protein and should be included in each meal (at least 100g a meal)

    Fats:
    Unroasted nuts, avocado, olives, salmon, seeds, LSA, flaxseeds, olive oil can be added to meals or snacks.

    Try and eat every 3 hours to keep metabolism going and keep your portion sizes consistent. You are better off having your carbohydrates more during the day and the afternoon rather than a large load at night.
  • Nickblitz

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    Jun 01, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    Medjai saidDo the gallon of milk a day diet! icon_rolleyes.gif


    i ended up having diarrhea icon_question.gif?
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    Jun 02, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    Unintended said

    You can eat any amount of food you want; you simply can't change your protein synthesis limit naturally.


    Therefore, we created steroids.


    Or, the science of nutrition is missing something. Because the one thing I do to increase muscle mass with high certainty is to increase protein consumption. If I can only absorb 20 grams a meal, then you'd have to explain my body. icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 02, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    Basically, you want to bulk but not dirty. All that takes is to cut dirty food out of your diet. No more chips, sodas, fast food, etc. Rice, potatoes, beans, meat, and whatever else fits your fancy and in large amounts. If you're trying to find clean foods, going for unprocessed or lightly processed foods is what you want.
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    Jun 02, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    To bulk up I suggest foods with a high protein content and best to balance between animal and vegetable sources.

    And perhaps most importantly, cut out as much processed sugar from your diet as possible.
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    Jun 18, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    Just to build off of what has been asked,

    So I lost a ton of weight because I do cardio quite a bit, now I'm gaining muscles but my face still looks thin. I want to have more meat on my face (not what you pervs are thinking)

    So, would eating more carbs solve this? Wouldn't that make me lose my abs definition? I'm quite averse to carbs but it seems like that's the only way for me to bulk up and my face to have some flesh.

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    Jun 19, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    Animus saidBasically, you want to bulk but not dirty. All that takes is to cut dirty food out of your diet. No more chips, sodas, fast food, etc. Rice, potatoes, beans, meat, and whatever else fits your fancy and in large amounts. If you're trying to find clean foods, going for unprocessed or lightly processed foods is what you want.


    I have the same problems as OP. Time to cut the soft drinks and swap for water and moo moo juice.icon_rolleyes.gif

    Good advice all around. You can make your gains naturally with a good diet.
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    Jun 19, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIt's time for an intervention.

    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/the_truth_about_bulking


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