So I’ve been on this new journey- http://latinscientists.wordpress.com- building my new blog that will chronicle my journey into supplements and getting back in shape. I’m actually trying to be at competition level. Now I’m not saying I want to compete per say- but to just be average in the gym, or average in my physicality-
I’M NOT HAVING IT.
Life should be a journey towards excellence not a coast through it. Make moves, build a following, lead. Aint nothing wrong with 2nd place- if you wanna be a loser. Sorry folks but I hate not being at the top of MY game. It isn’t about competing with outsiders, its about beating every level you reach.
Anyway, as I’ve mentioned this to coworkers and friends I’ve been asked questions about my eating habits and what can and should be done for gains. Some people say I cheat by taking supplements. Some people say steroids are for losers. I don’t juice but I’ve taken stuff that the ncaa will frown upon. Hey, they sell it at gnc! I didn’t know till I went home. See I buy what’s recommended to me and what gets the best reviews. I’m not concerned with who is cheating. At the end of the day you can’t bench 3 plates and up if you don’t put the work in. I don’t care what you take or don’t take. You can’t build mass or sculpt muscle if you aren’t putting the work in. Period.
As for diet I’m a food lover. I love carbs. And I love meat. No vegan life here.
So what should you eat? If you want to cut or gain you need protein. When your body doesn’t get enough of the basics it will store fat. It won’t build mass either. Now don’t forget you need carbs. Your body is built to run off carbs. That is your fuel. And you need protein to build muscle as well.
If u have to eat 200 grams of protein shakes- you are eating wrong.
Your diet should incorporate a lot of protein if you want to make good clean gains. For me I need to eat a lot of protein to get that size on. I’m currently about 273 lbs and 6ft tall. By Atkins BMI scale I’m extremely obese. They also say I should be between 153-195. 195 maybe, but 153- I was in 9th grade at that weight! That being said. Eat well every meal.
-Dump carbs at breakfast.
3 eggs is a great start and will impede your snacking desire.
-Eat a full lunch. If you skimp on lunch you are cheating yourself. Have some chicken. Have some rice. Hell have a burger! Fuel is what you need.
-Dinner- well I eat well. Two big pieces of chicken or steak and some rice and beans as well. Meatballs and pasta are a good choice as well.
But you see I have a lot of protein in those meals. I have peanut butter sandwiches at work and I throw protein in my am coffee as well. Why? Because I need more protein for my goals. Do you? Maybe.
But if you are trying to bulk up and getting most or all of your protein from shakes your diet is wrong.
Eat right, eat healthy.
Get your vitamins. Fuel your body all day.
You don’t need 3000 extra calories. I don’t even count calories. I just eat. When I go to trim down ill slash all over the board.
When you pay attention to your body it will tell you what you need.