Bloating when bulking

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    Nov 16, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    So i checked my weight and its 193 with 14% bf, which isnt too bad for a 6'2 guy. I am currently bulking up , However there are times when bulking i feel bloated and my skin is just kind of jello . Is there a way to stop that
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    Nov 16, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    What are you eating? And are you taking any supplements?
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    Nov 16, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    Where is your bloating? Do you swim or jog? That would help. A correct diet also is important.
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    Nov 16, 2013 6:33 AM GMT
    Sounds like water retention. Tell us your diet.
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    Nov 16, 2013 8:50 AM GMT
    Not an unusual thing, especially if you are taking in a lot more of the wrong kind of carbs in order to bulk up. If you are taking in sugars (like lots of maltodextrin in extreme weight gainer blends) and high-glycemic carbs (bread, pasta, cheerios, beer (dammit), nachos, potato chips, certain fruits and veggies, scones from starbucks (yummy, I know), etc.), correct it by googling the glycemic index and look for lower glycemic carbs. It is best to spread your eating over 6 or 7 meals, i.e., every 3 hours or so, to keep your blood sugar level stable. Spike in blood sugar are caused high glycemic carbs, which, in turn, cause an insulin reaction, which in turn takes the carbs you don't use for energy and breaks them down and stores them as fat. Your caloric intake and utilization is also connected to your energy output from exercise, so be sure to get in some cardio every week. Excess carbs also create water retention. If you are using chemical assistance that aromatizes, you must get an estrogen inhibitor in the mix. Excess estrogen leads to water retention and fat deposition.
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    Nov 16, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    Diet is mostly clean a few cheats here and there. I do use tru mass but bf has gone down actually to 14%. I do a thing called the 555 diet in a program called hypertrophy max where for four weeks you add 300 cals .So for example i start at 4000 in week 1 then week 2 4300 etc. I currently do t do anu cardio because i work in shipping anf thats stressful enough.
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    Nov 21, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    it seems like you're eating far too much. I weigh 83 kg's and am 1.85 tall ( 10% bf) and i eat around 3000 cals to be on weight...

    also: creatine might bloat you up, you taking any?