A friend recently asked me to elaborate on the dietary aspect of my bulking challenge. The following picture captures the gist of it.
Need I say more?
My protein intake goal is 325 grams of protein per day (i.e. 1.5 g x my bodyweight), which equates to about 54 eggs per day. No thanks. Kale provides decent amounts of protein, as do cold cuts, tofu, fish, and peanut butter (just off the top of my amateur head). Using a protein supplement is the most effective means, of course. I’m also taking at least half a dozen fish oil pills per day, though once I start bulking in earnest (next week), that may get as high as a dozen, along with vitamin D and various other supplements. The rule of thumb is, “Eat way more protein and fish oil than you think is ‘a lot’, and eat just about as much more fiber. Oh, and… lots of water and plenty of sleep.”