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Aakeem
07-11-2005, 08:26 PM
Im 17 and at 5"11 145 I seriously need to bulk, I've read that French Fries provides a lot of calories, which is helpful to me since I burn a lot while I play sports. I eat fries almost every day for lunch(for the grocery store not Mikey D's) and I've started to feel a bit more fat on the stomach, do you think I could just contain this at by continuing to play sports and doing about 200 sit ups a day, in addition to my ab workout which I do once or twice a week?

Thanks

DonDarko
07-11-2005, 08:29 PM
Im 17 and at 5"11 145 I seriously need to bulk, I've read that French Fries provides a lot of calories, which is helpful to me since I burn a lot while I play sports. I eat fries almost every day for lunch(for the grocery store not Mikey D's) and I've started to feel a bit more fat on the stomach, do you think I could just contain this at by continuing to play sports and doing about 200 sit ups a day, in addition to my ab workout which I do once or twice a week?

Thanks

No, french fries are terrible for bulking. In fact, anything fried is gonna be bad. You are very active so you are burning most of the fat and calories they provide, but these calories are not contributing to your muscle. Don't be fooled by Ronnie Coleman's 4 plates of fries a day diet, as he is on a ton of steriods. If you want calories, good calories, then you should eat good foods, such as diary products, natural peanut butter, almonds, etc... These are good bulking foods that will actually contribute to muscle, while fries are simply wasted calories that go no where. If you cut them out and get your diet straight I'm willing to bet you will burn that fat on your stomach in a few weeks time.

SteelBarRivets
07-11-2005, 08:43 PM
No, french fries are terrible for bulking. In fact, anything fried is gonna be bad. You are very active so you are burning most of the fat and calories they provide, but these calories are not contributing to your muscle. Don't be fooled by Ronnie Coleman's 4 plates of fries a day diet, as he is on a ton of steriods. If you want calories, good calories, then you should eat good foods, such as diary products, natural peanut butter, almonds, etc... These are good bulking foods that will actually contribute to muscle, while fries are simply wasted calories that go no where. If you cut them out and get your diet straight I'm willing to bet you will burn that fat on your stomach in a few weeks time.

Don't listen to this guy. He's not very bright. French fries are great for bulking... just look at Ron Colman... he eats them all the time.

rockstarsar
07-11-2005, 08:45 PM
Don't listen to this guy. He's not very bright. French fries are great for bulking... just look at Ron Colman... he eats them all the time.

Right, and we should all do what the pros do.

Torque.x7
07-11-2005, 08:49 PM
No, french fries are terrible for bulking. In fact, anything fried is gonna be bad. You are very active so you are burning most of the fat and calories they provide, but these calories are not contributing to your muscle. Don't be fooled by Ronnie Coleman's 4 plates of fries a day diet, as he is on a ton of steriods. If you want calories, good calories, then you should eat good foods, such as diary products, natural peanut butter, almonds, etc... These are good bulking foods that will actually contribute to muscle, while fries are simply wasted calories that go no where. If you cut them out and get your diet straight I'm willing to bet you will burn that fat on your stomach in a few weeks time.

Yes, good advice.

SteelBarRivets
07-11-2005, 08:53 PM
Right, and we should all do what the pros do.

haha, look who we are taking advice from here... rocksarstar's in here telling us how to bulk... she's telling us all the way to get big... does this look like an "expert" on gaining significant amounts of muscle to you :

<img src="http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218980">


Look all, this is the self designated expert of gaining muscle!

Mister_A
07-11-2005, 08:54 PM
No. They're not good at any time or in any "diet".

Fried White Potatos with LOTS of salt.. . . mmm. . . Not healthy.

rockstarsar
07-11-2005, 09:30 PM
haha, look who we are taking advice from here... rocksarstar's in here telling us how to bulk... she's telling us all the way to get big... does this look like an "expert" on gaining significant amounts of muscle to you :

<img src="http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218980">


Look all, this is the self designated expert of gaining muscle!

To get to that pic, you would have had to visit a personal thread that discusses the various reasons I'm in therapy. It sickens me that you can feel pleasure from posting a pic of someone who has self-esteem issues/depression for anyone to see.

What exactly are you trying to do to me?


don't be so rude, it stems from not having many friends

Wow, you found out my secret. I've had eating disorders for years -is it really a stretch of the imagination to speculate that yes, I have been reclusive for a long time? But can you not also speculate that the reasons I don't hang out with my old friends as often as I used to are deep and personal? Do you think it makes me HAPPY that I'm not very social? Do you think it helps me keep control of my depression to read things like that, to come online and have to deal with you? Does it make you that happy to drag someone else down so low?

By the way, that's not even a good pic of me. But then, I'm sure you picked the worst one of the batch to try ruin my credibility with.

Torque.x7
07-11-2005, 09:35 PM
haha, look who we are taking advice from here... rocksarstar's in here telling us how to bulk... she's telling us all the way to get big... does this look like an "expert" on gaining significant amounts of muscle to you :

<img src="http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218980">


Look all, this is the self designated expert of gaining muscle!

That was totally uncalled for. :rolleyes:

TinyMan
07-11-2005, 09:58 PM
I wouldn't place french fries are not suitable for a good diet (regardless of bulking/cutting diets, etc). Have it as a cheat meal, but nothing more than that. The amount of sodium of french fries is out the roof, and that's only the start. French fries are highly processed food sources, and the nutritional data for them is not very good.

If you want an alternative, here's what I do. I like french fries too, but I make a simplified version of them at home. It's very simple to make them. Take as many potatoes as you want (sweet, white, whatever. I use white, because I'm cheating when I have it). Cut them into slices, similar to a french fry except thicker, similar to chips that you might get in England. Heat light olive oil in a small pot (hot as you can get it), and immerse the potato slices in the oil. They should cook quite quickly, due to the high temperature of the oil. Be careful, as the oil has a very high boiling point it is easy to burn yourself. Heated oil and sliced potatoes - couldn't be easier.


As a side note, size/weight has no correlation to intelligence. How this thought gets perpetuated through these boards is beyond me. Nobody needs crap like that. Rockstarsar, good luck with your problems - I'm confident that almost the entire board is behind you.


Tinyman

luke77
07-11-2005, 10:24 PM
I wouldn't place french fries are not suitable for a good diet (regardless of bulking/cutting diets, etc). Have it as a cheat meal, but nothing more than that. The amount of sodium of french fries is out the roof, and that's only the start. French fries are highly processed food sources, and the nutritional data for them is not very good.

If you want an alternative, here's what I do. I like french fries too, but I make a simplified version of them at home. It's very simple to make them. Take as many potatoes as you want (sweet, white, whatever. I use white, because I'm cheating when I have it). Cut them into slices, similar to a french fry except thicker, similar to chips that you might get in England. Heat light olive oil in a small pot (hot as you can get it), and immerse the potato slices in the oil. They should cook quite quickly, due to the high temperature of the oil. Be careful, as the oil has a very high boiling point it is easy to burn yourself. Heated oil and sliced potatoes - couldn't be easier.



Tinyman

I'm sure this is good, but if you want even easier, do the same thing but bake them in the oven instead of frying them on the stove. If you want you can drizzle them with olive oil or pam. Or if you are completely lazy, they do make frozen potato wedges that are just potatoes and canola oil, but they may be hard to find - they aren't fried though, and are relatively "clean".

Ramz
07-12-2005, 12:13 AM
Fries are bad, period. there are other bulking methods 20 million times better than a Mcdees super size fry. Like c'mon guys, lets use some common sense here.

britishbulld0g
07-12-2005, 01:10 AM
haha, look who we are taking advice from here... rocksarstar's in here telling us how to bulk... she's telling us all the way to get big... does this look like an "expert" on gaining significant amounts of muscle to you :

<img src="http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218980">


Look all, this is the self designated expert of gaining muscle!

ban

melon
07-12-2005, 01:38 AM
haha, look who we are taking advice from here... rocksarstar's in here telling us how to bulk... she's telling us all the way to get big... does this look like an "expert" on gaining significant amounts of muscle to you :

<img src="http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218980">

Look all, this is the self designated expert of gaining muscle!
You have a lot of issues. Did daddy wear mommys dresses?

saihaynes
07-12-2005, 02:23 AM
haha, look who we are taking advice from here... rocksarstar's in here telling us how to bulk... she's telling us all the way to get big... does this look like an "expert" on gaining significant amounts of muscle to you :

<img src="http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=218980">


Look all, this is the self designated expert of gaining muscle!


Apart from handing out sh*t advice you have also shown that you are a complete fu*kwit as well.........well done.

Torque.x7
07-12-2005, 07:20 AM
I wouldn't place french fries are not suitable for a good diet (regardless of bulking/cutting diets, etc). Have it as a cheat meal, but nothing more than that. The amount of sodium of french fries is out the roof, and that's only the start. French fries are highly processed food sources, and the nutritional data for them is not very good.

If you want an alternative, here's what I do. I like french fries too, but I make a simplified version of them at home. It's very simple to make them. Take as many potatoes as you want (sweet, white, whatever. I use white, because I'm cheating when I have it). Cut them into slices, similar to a french fry except thicker, similar to chips that you might get in England. Heat light olive oil in a small pot (hot as you can get it), and immerse the potato slices in the oil. They should cook quite quickly, due to the high temperature of the oil. Be careful, as the oil has a very high boiling point it is easy to burn yourself. Heated oil and sliced potatoes - couldn't be easier.


As a side note, size/weight has no correlation to intelligence. How this thought gets perpetuated through these boards is beyond me. Nobody needs crap like that. Rockstarsar, good luck with your problems - I'm confident that almost the entire board is behind you.


Tinyman

Instead of olive oil, try unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil. It's a high quality saturated fat that stablizes blood sugar levels and aids in EFA absorbtion. Not only that, but I've fried up potatoes with them and they taste delicious. :)

-Torque