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vitablexbeast
11-18-2013, 02:18 PM
so I am new at the bulking stages of things, to give a little insight I am 5'6 183lbs and when i last took a omiron measurement of BF i sit at a 21.5%. I know it isnt completely accurate but i need help with figuring out measurements here. for example 400g carbs is equivalent to ___________, something that is putting it into light here. I would prefer to use examples like 16oz potato equals this many carbs etc or a good estimate to get to 400g carbs. The biggest issue i have is that i cannot eat wheat so it has to come from a non gluten source. I have played around with the idea of waxy maize and decided to buy the Arnold series mass gainer because it looks like a clean bulk. Supplementation that i am on is: multi vitamin, BB.com's alpha protocol, L-carnitine, L-arginine/orthonine, and creatine mono. If i could get any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it! thanks in advance!

Growlove21
11-18-2013, 02:27 PM
http://caloriecount.about.com/ is a great website to give you any nutritional content information about foods.

Millet
amaranth
quinoa
In most cases unprocessed old fashioned oats and rice


http://blog.trainingpeaks.com/posts/2013/3/7/five-gluten-free-carbohydrate-foods-for-athletes.html


http://www.fitapproach.com/food/gluten-free-carbs/
1. Lentils (Low Glycemic Index)
2. Baked Beans (Low Glycemic Index)
3. Peaches (Low Glycemic Index)
4. Apples (Low Glycemic Index)
5. Oranges (Low Glycemic Index)
6. Milk/Yogurt (Low Glycemic Index)
7. Chocolate (Low Glycemic Index)
8. Bananas (Moderate Glycemic Index)
9. Pineapples (Moderate Glycemic Index)
10. Orange Juice (Moderate Glycemic Index)
11. Potatoes (High Glycemic Index)
12. Carrots (High Glycemic Index)
13. Watermelon (High Glycemic Index)
14. Honey (High Glycemic Index)

foodielifter
11-18-2013, 02:45 PM
Growlove21 has all the good resources listed, so I won't even bother. But on the flip side, bulking really isn't about that, at least it wasn't when I was going about lifting and eating that way. Bulking meant EAT ALL THE THINGS. I admire youre scientific approach, but coming from someone who bothered with counting calories and all that jazz, let bulking be your estimate time. Eat a lot of food you like (and if you can try to make it semi-healthy) and enjoy the stage of eat.lift.sleep.

vitablexbeast
11-18-2013, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Its just that i'm finding it a bit difficult to match it all and make it all work lol. I tend to take a scientific approach to a lot of things and attempt to present a logical route for myself. I know how important it is as well to weigh foods to make sure i eat enough and not too little. It wasnt too hard gaining the weight with junk food and no working out lol. A fellow trainer was suggesting eating 12oz protein each meal but i feel as if i am eating a lot with 5 meals a day already.