So I have been on a bodybuilding "BULK" phase for the past 5 weeks. I have been eating 6 meals a day high in clean calories, protein, veggies and good carbs (brown rice, oats, etc)
In the Gym (6 days, rest 1), I have been lifting heavy, with less reps, to exhaustion! I have also been instructed by my advisor to do NO CARDIO until "cut phase." It has been a wonderful journey!
My question is... lately on the weekends, at night I get the binge feeling that is overwhelming. I have failed to resist the temptations and have been eating things like ice cream, wheat bread, and lots of natural peanut butter. This has been getting common for the past 2 weeks. I know I'm supposed to gain some body fat from all the clean food I'm eating, but I feel like I'm gaining more than I should be. I know that If I continue this habit I will make things harder for me in the cutting phase...
Again, My question is... What can I do to cut some of this fat while still in the bulking phase? Is it possible? My thoughts are:
-1st off, get my will power under control!
-then add some cardio for a week or so, after workouts (20 mins of cardio)
- dont do any cardio, you're supposed to gain fat, just don't continue to binge and what's done is done...work harder in "cutting" phase
- dont do cardio, stop binging... once you're back into lots of ONLY clean calories, your body will respond and naturally cut some of the negative body fat out, even during bulk phase
any thoughts? your feedback is greatly appreciated! thanks guys!
PS - nots on the images - the first image was taken right after the gym (pumped up), 2nd was taken in the morning right after a large clean breakfast, before workout... sorry for the incompatible variables.
Thread: Binging during Bulking