Originally posted by BlueCorsair
#1: How many calories are there in slow oats, and does anyone know how many carbs/fat/protein? I can't seem to find the information on the net.
#2: I'm 22, 132 pounds, and I started a bulking plan about a month ago with an approved mealplan - With a fairly reasonable ratio P/C/F breakdown, I'm taking in about 2300 calories per day, which is 17.5 calories per pound - near the top recommended for "clean bulking".
Increase your cals by 200 every 2 days until you start gaining.
Now, I take it as a poor indicator than within 2 hours after each meal - though they have P/C/F in each, and in good ammounts of the "right" kinds that I feel hungry - about an hour before the next meal should happen. I'm not looking forward to a day when I need to cut - I think I'll starve to death.
I am always more hungry on a bulk (like right now) than cutting
All that seems to have happened so far is losing some of my definition through creatine/water retention (started creatine the day I started the bulk).
Some people gain 5-10lbs of water on creating
I haven't gained an ounce it seems. Being an ectomorph, this may be simply a result of EXTREMELY bad genetics for weight-lifting. In fact, that's totally likely in my mind, as I've been at this a couple of years, and made relatively negligible gains. And before you ask, yes, my training routine is comprehensive and approved as well.
See above about the cals. Your obviously a hard gainer. You need to experiment and find what you need to gain
Last time I checked, I was around 12%, or 13% BF at most. (13% was the figure from the bodybuildingonline.com site's calculator - I know, online calcs are evil...)
So I'm not a "rake" by any means - but I certainly don't look even "average" sized for a gent my age
My last option before I simply get so frustrated that I simply focus on getting as cut as possible, and forget about mass is to add more calories, and try my hardest to put weight on that isn't fat
So how many more calories would be adviseable, given my age (22), weight (132), and current caloric intake (2300). That's tiny to a lot of you, but I'm a small guy.
Add another 100? 200? Mostly carbs? Mostly fat? I'm getting about 1.5 grams of protein a day already, and literally can't monetarily afford to take any more of that. I'm not sure what is the first kind of nutrient to pack on - I'd assume carbs since they're weight-gainers, but I wouldn't know...
Any input will be appreciated!
Let me know if you have any questions
I realize that I shouldn't expect much after only a month on a bulk, but I've heard rough figures of "a pound a week" being touted, and hell, even if I'd only done HALF that, I should have been 2 lbs. heavier by now