How much do you eat?

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    Apr 27, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    Sup, bros...

    My diet is clean. I pretty much eat whenever I'm hungry. I'm wanting to put on size. Results are good. I just want to know if i should be eating more than i already am (which is a lot). I'm 6'2, 184lbs and target weight is 215.

    I wanna get ripped, brah!
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    Apr 27, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    I'm always hungry so I try to curtail how much I eat. About once a day and I'm trying to cut down on portions.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:00 AM GMT

    You haven't really stated how much and what you eat. There are other factors as well, such as your somatotype, i.e., ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.

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    Also, there's your activity level. How often do you train, and how intense? Is your job a physical job where you burn a lot of calories throughout the day? Do you do a lot of cardio or involved in sports which requires a lot of calories to be burned, such as basketball?

    It's a cliche, but if you want to get big, you have to EAT big! You need to consume more calories than you burn if you want to gain muscle.

    I'm an endomorph, so I put weight on easily, so I have to be careful and not eat too many calories, especially simple carbs and empty calories.

    My diet is as follows:

    Breakfast 1: Protein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein in the AM.
    Breakfast 2: Oatmeal and eight eggs (4 with yolk, 4 without yolk)

    Lunch 1: Protein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein with an apple
    Lunch 2: Eight ounces of chicken or 97% lean beef with high fibrous carbs

    Pre-workout shake with 30 grams of protein and an apple or some fruit

    Workout

    Post workout shake with 30 grams of protein with a fast-acting fruit, banana

    Dinner 1: Eight ounces of chicken or 97% lean beef with Brussel sprouts, green beans, Lima beans and mixed veggies
    Dinner 2: A cup of low-fat cottage cheese

    Night time: A casein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein.




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    Apr 28, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    You haven't really stated how much and what you eat. There are other factors as well, such as your somatotype, i.e., ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.

    tumblr_mbw63cAIZj1qfcjqvo1_500.jpg

    Also, there's your activity level. How often do you train, and how intense? Is your job a physical job where you burn a lot of calories throughout the day? Do you do a lot of cardio or involved in sports which requires a lot of calories to be burned, such as basketball?

    It's a cliche, but if you want to get big, you have to EAT big! You need to consume more calories than you burn if you want to gain muscle.

    I'm an endomorph, so I put weight on easily, so I have to be careful and not eat too many calories, especially simple carbs and empty calories.

    My diet is as follows:

    Breakfast 1: Protein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein in the AM.
    Breakfast 2: Oatmeal and eight eggs (4 with yolk, 4 without yolk)

    Lunch 1: Protein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein with an apple
    Lunch 2: Eight ounces of chicken or 97% lean beef with high fibrous carbs

    Pre-workout shake with 30 grams of protein and an apple or some fruit

    Workout

    Post workout shake with 30 grams of protein with a fast-acting fruit, banana

    Dinner 1: Eight ounces of chicken or 97% lean beef with Brussel sprouts, green beans, Lima beans and mixed veggies
    Dinner 2: A cup of low-fat cottage cheese

    Night time: A casein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein.








    omg you must spend like 300$ per week on food
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    Davidolce said


    omg you must spend like 300$ per week on food


    I would somewhat agree with him, then again its subjective!
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Davidolce said
    He_Man said





    omg you must spend like 300$ per week on food


    Haha.. Not even close! I've mastered the art of working out on a budget. I go to Costco and stock up on bulk chicken breast and lean beef (Less than $50 a week) and bags of frozen veggies (less than $10 a week). I also buy the big tubs of cottage cheese which is pretty cheap, plus the fruit is also cheap.

    The most expensive part of my diet is the protein shakes, but again, I buy in bulk which reduces the cost.

    I don't eat out, so I really don't spend a lot on food. Believe me, you can eat healthy and eat a "bodybuilder's diet" without spending a fortune. It's just knowing where to shop and which foods to buy.
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    ^^

    yeah but do u freeze the chicken for the whole week?
  • He_Man

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:30 AM GMT
    Davidolce said^^

    yeah but do u freeze the chicken for the whole week?


    I prepare meals twice a week, once on Sunday night and again on Wednesday night.

    Sunday morning I shop for my upcoming week's groceries, and then I cook half of the chicken and half of the lean beef and put the rest in the freezer. I proportion the cooked chicken and lean beef into eight-ounce servings and put them into Tupperware and place those in the refrigerator and eat them as needed.

    You can't cook everyday like this because it takes too long to do, so it's better to cook it all at once, put them into Tupperware and stick them in the freezer and refrigerator, but I don't have that big of a refrigerator, so I prepare my meals twice a week. Like I said, many guys cook a whole weeks amount of food at once, freeze and refrigerate them, pulling them out as needed. Whatever works for you, and however much space you have will dictate it.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:39 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    You haven't really stated how much and what you eat. There are other factors as well, such as your somatotype, i.e., ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.

    tumblr_mbw63cAIZj1qfcjqvo1_500.jpg

    Also, there's your activity level. How often do you train, and how intense? Is your job a physical job where you burn a lot of calories throughout the day? Do you do a lot of cardio or involved in sports which requires a lot of calories to be burned, such as basketball?

    It's a cliche, but if you want to get big, you have to EAT big! You need to consume more calories than you burn if you want to gain muscle.

    I'm an endomorph, so I put weight on easily, so I have to be careful and not eat too many calories, especially simple carbs and empty calories.

    My diet is as follows:

    Breakfast 1: Protein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein in the AM.
    Breakfast 2: Oatmeal and eight eggs (4 with yolk, 4 without yolk)

    Lunch 1: Protein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein with an apple
    Lunch 2: Eight ounces of chicken or 97% lean beef with high fibrous carbs

    Pre-workout shake with 30 grams of protein and an apple or some fruit

    Workout

    Post workout shake with 30 grams of protein with a fast-acting fruit, banana

    Dinner 1: Eight ounces of chicken or 97% lean beef with Brussel sprouts, green beans, Lima beans and mixed veggies
    Dinner 2: A cup of low-fat cottage cheese

    Night time: A casein shake, roughly 30 grams of protein.




    remember you can also be a combination of the three as well.
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    Not very much, unless I'm depressed.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    i eat about 2500 to 2800 calories a day.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:44 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    He_Man said
    There are other factors as well, such as your somatotype, i.e., ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.




    remember you can also be a combination of the three as well.


    How can you be a combination of all three? I can see how you can be an endo-ecto, endo-meso and an ecto meso, but how can you be all three?

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  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:44 AM GMT
    MidnightsChild saidI'm always hungry so I try to curtail how much I eat. About once a day and I'm trying to cut down on portions.
    i hope you do not eat only once a day. dude, you will never lose any wight like that
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    He_Man said
    tuffguyndc said
    He_Man said
    There are other factors as well, such as your somatotype, i.e., ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.




    remember you can also be a combination of the three as well.


    How can you be a combination of all three? I can see how you can be an endo-ecto, endo-meso and an ecto meso, but how can you be all three?

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    ha ha ha i am sorry i did not mean it like that. i mean you can be a combination of any of the three. sorry i wasn't more technical about it. jeeze
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    Davidolce said

    omg you must spend like 300$ per week on food


    wow
    how is that even close to 300$

    you don't want to know the amount of baby back ribs, shrimp and sword fish, I eat in a week--think I've purchased at least one spinach farm, by now.
  • TheBizMan

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    Apr 28, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    Not enough apparently.
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    Apr 28, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    He_Man said

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    That's gotta be the gayest somatotype chart ever.
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:00 AM GMT
    Sorry OP
    wait
    No...FU...icon_rolleyes.gif

    Boil up the hole bag of potatoes, mix the hell out of them--mash potato style.
    put in bowls and nuke at will--to your hearts desire and good god throw some Greek yogurt in just for fun---eat man eat.

    Do they still sell potatoes? Heard people like them fried too???
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    He_Man said
    You haven't really stated how much and what you eat. There are other factors as well, such as your somatotype, i.e., ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph.

    Also, there's your activity level. How often do you train, and how intense? Is your job a physical job where you burn a lot of calories throughout the day? Do you do a lot of cardio or involved in sports which requires a lot of calories to be burned, such as basketball?






    I'm pretty active so on average, i'd burn approx 400-600 cals a day.
    I'm taking a break so now I'm probably gonna only be lifting which will reduce the cardio.

    I get all my protein from meat, chicken, fish, etc.
    Carbs are from sweet potatoes, a shit load of oatmeal & ice cream.

    No shakes, no creatine, no roids.

    Breakfast: Two bowls of oatmeal and about 2 chicken breasts.
    While working out: oatmeal and more chicken.
    I follow up my workouts with ice cream and maybe a few nuts.
    Dinner: steak maybe and some veggies/brown rice.

    By the time the day is over, i probably might've consumed nearly half of an oatmeal container, 6 chicken breasts and if I'm really hungry more protein and a potatoe.. When i hit the gym (5-6 times a week) i usually go on beast mode and make that sh*t my bitch.

    As far as the # of calories go, i have no idea how much I'm consuming. I just eat.
  • BmwKid92

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    Apr 28, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    @stone your doing fine with that list i just read, you should add one more portion of like fruit salad/garden salad/or some yogurt in the middle
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    To much
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    HFrenchM saidTo much


    No offense.. My friend is european and i have no idea how he can eat so little.
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    st0ne said
    HFrenchM saidTo much


    No offense.. My friend is european and i have no idea how he can eat so little.


    Is he french? Because french eat a LOT
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    Too little. My appetite is set too low.

    I try to make up calories with shakes, but probably just blowing money away for nothing.
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:05 PM GMT
    k1ng said@stone your doing fine with that list i just read, you should add one more portion of like fruit salad/garden salad/or some yogurt in the middle


    Thumbs up. Thx.