a plea for simplisity

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    May 02, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    I'm a fit young guy, but I've never been able to get the results I want in terms of bulk, I think my major problem is that I just can't eat enough. I go to the gym and work out, but I only ever seem to get leaner not bigger... like I want.

    I'm the kind of guy who forgets to eat all day. So my ideal nutrition program would be the most simple plan possible. That way I wouldn't have to think about it and couldn't let other things get in the way. If I could just eat a pint of tasteless gray paste five times a day and just never have to think about food again I'd be much happier for it, but all the advise I find out there on how to eat is about how you can still eat all these complex tasty meals. That's the opposite of what I want.

    So I guess this is a plea to all you guys out there who know nutrition. What is the absolute most simple solution to getting all the calories my body needs without my brain having to think about it (or cook) too much?

    thanks for any wisdom you guys can impart to me.
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    May 02, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    Fill up at a buffet every evening.
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    May 03, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    set a reminder on your phone to go off every two hours
  • Celticmusl

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    May 03, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    "simplicity" please.
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 03, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    Dude, how tall are you? what do you weigh?
    How often do you work out?
    What does your workout consist of, e.g. free weights, running, swimming, what? How old are you?
    These things help determine what you eat and how much you need throughout the day. Diet is easy if you make it important. It takes about two to three weeks to get it under your belt and make it routine. After that, it becomes second nature and is not as difficult as you think.

    Ultimately, three (3) simple things make you bigger, and only three. Without any one of them, you're on a path of diminishing returns:

    1. Lift heavy, using mostly free weights, going to absolute failure on each set (and that means true gut wrenching failure)
    2. Eat five to eight small, balanced meals throughout the day, consuming adequate quantities of protein, complex carbohydrates and unsaturated fats along with at least one gallon of water throughout the day.
    3. Sleep - you need at least six, and preferably eight hours of restorative, deep, uninterrupted sleep in order for your muscles to repair and recover from working out.

    1. - You don't get bigger without getting stronger, and you can't get stronger without getting bigger. Muscle adapts to the demand of the load.
    2. - The body needs adequate nutrition to repair and fuel synthesis of nutrients that contribute to building lean tissue. You can only assimilate so much food in one sitting. Taking it all in at once or over three large meals is not the same. The body will waste what it can't use, and what it can't waste it will store as fat. Period.
    3. - Without rest, you don't recover. Without recovery there is not time for adaptation and thus no time for growth.

    There is no escaping these rules. No gear, no supps, no magic bullet. But if you REALLY want it, then you can live it. Desire will drive your decision.
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    May 03, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    Celticmusl said"simplicity" please.

    Thank you, that wayward s was jarring my cornea.
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    May 03, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    I think MuscleComeBack is asking for more information about you. Not in a creepy stalker way. In a with-this-information-we-can-give-you-better-advice way.