Bulking Foods



  • What kind of food do you all buy at the grocery store while bulking? I know foods high in protein like chicken and such but any other suggestions you guys have?



  • The same foods you eat when dieting but in larger portions.
    Its about what foods digest best, suit your body, and adjust the amount to help fit your caloric allotment

    When bulking you have more leeway so i like to add in more rice, pasta, cereal's, pancake mix (make homemade pancakes), english muffins, more fruit (banana's // apples). For fats i stick to lots of whole eggs, nut butters, avacadoes, and oil's
    For protein it never changes --> Chicken, eggs, turkey, lean beef, sirloin, greek yogurt, whey protein, you could also grab some tuna packs for on the go.


  • REP

    It also depends on what type of bulking you are doing. There is the "very dirty bulk" in which you eat anything and everything you want; you'll gain fat but gain muscle at the same time. On the other extreme, there is the "lean bulk" in which usually its about 1.5 grams per pound of body weight. Keep fat intake high in the morning and keep carbs limited to the evening. There are a lot of different strategies of bulking, just need to find one that woks for you.



  • @astrahle There is no reason to limit fat or carbs at specific times. Eat as you want, but make it a priority to fuel your body properly for optimal training. You need to give the body what it wants around training to enhance performance and endurnace. if someone trains late at night you better get the bulk of your carbs around training even if its before bed. The body is a 24 hour clock it never stops running. Got to keep fueling the fire.

    http://forum.reactivetrainingsystems.com/content.php?108-The-Biorhythm-Diet
    http://www.leangains.com/2011/06/is-late-night-eating-better-for-fat.html
    http://www.alanaragonblog.com/2010/06/15/why-nutritional-dogma-dies-hard/

    the dogma of food timing and being so specific comes down to meeting macros/calories in the 24 hour period. How you allot that is personal preference. I know many people who backload carbs or limit them at night. Both individuals get great results because they do what suits their body and allot what they need for a great training enviroment. For someone who trains early getting some carbs in the early AM and post-workout may be very beneficial and tapering carbs as the day goes. it is personal preference.


  • REP

    @TheSolution said in Bulking Foods:

    @astrahle There is no reason to limit fat or carbs at specific times. Eat as you want, but make it a priority to fuel your body properly for optimal training. You need to give the body what it wants around training to enhance performance and endurnace. if someone trains late at night you better get the bulk of your carbs around training even if its before bed. The body is a 24 hour clock it never stops running. Got to keep fueling the fire.

    http://forum.reactivetrainingsystems.com/content.php?108-The-Biorhythm-Diet
    http://www.leangains.com/2011/06/is-late-night-eating-better-for-fat.html
    http://www.alanaragonblog.com/2010/06/15/why-nutritional-dogma-dies-hard/

    the dogma of food timing and being so specific comes down to meeting macros/calories in the 24 hour period. How you allot that is personal preference. I know many people who backload carbs or limit them at night. Both individuals get great results because they do what suits their body and allot what they need for a great training enviroment. For someone who trains early getting some carbs in the early AM and post-workout may be very beneficial and tapering carbs as the day goes. it is personal preference.

    Anything on cutting? Interested on your findings on how to properly stagger macros when on a cut.



  • @CPTroy

    Anything on cutting? Interested on your findings on how to properly stagger macros when on a cut.

    Same goes for cutting as bulking. Granted you have more calories when bulking. The goal is still supporting your body for a proper and optimal training environment. When carbs get very diminished I would consume almost all of them peri-workout/post-workout and give your body what it wants. Again this varies by a lot of variables.
    Some people can diet and get shredded on 200g of carbs a day, and some have to go to keto. You just have to find what works best for you and your body.

    When bulking you have the ability to stretch carbs to more meals compared to cutting depending on you metabolize them, and what suits your body best.


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