For those who want to get huge and build massive amounts of muscle, it’s no secret that you need to be eating! Muscle building requires you to constantly be consuming above maintenance calories on a daily basis, which can be difficult for some.
Many, especially ectomorphs and some mesomorphs, have a thrifty appetite, a very fast metabolism, or a combination of both. During a cut, these qualities are more favorable but when it comes to bulking, it’s a nightmare.
If you want to become a mass monster, you need to find a way to squeeze in the extra calories and take time to plan and prepare your meals. Hopefully, these tips will help you consume significantly more calories without feeling like a whale all day.
ADD OIL TO EVERYTHINGFor 1 tablespoon of oil, you get an average of 120 calories. Oil is the most calorie-dense food product in the market so be sure to take advantage of this. Of course, it’s best to use MCT oil, coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil for health purposes especially when using it to fry your food or to drizzle it on dishes.
GET FATTIER CUTS OF BEEF
When trying to add additional calories to your diet, never purchase meats that are 90% lean and above. Leaner meats are also more expensive so not only are you paying more but you’re also getting less bang for your buck in terms of calories.
Some don’t like purchasing regular ground beef so instead, buy whole cuts of chuck beef or fattier cuts of sirloin and ask your butcher to have it finely ground. Burgers and steaks are traditional bulking foods for good reason.
GO NUTS WITH NUTSEvery person hoping to put on more mass should go out and do this right away! Go out and buy some ziplock bags if you don’t already have some and purchase the biggest bag of nuts you can find. It can be peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, etc it doesn’t really matter since they’re all calorie-dense and have a good amount of protein per serving.
Before going out, always make sure you have a bag of nuts with you at all times. They’re the perfect bulking snack and easy to munch on while staying on the go.
ADD THIS BULKING FRUIT
Fruits bowls and smoothies are healthy, refreshing, and give you a good amount of fiber. The only downside to having them too often is they are high-volume foods which will make you full without even consuming a lot of calories.
In order to add more calories to your fruit dishes make sure to throw in sliced avocados. Avocados are one of the most calorie-dense fruits and not too mention, they’re loaded with healthy fats.
GO BACK TO GRADE SCHOOL
So what’s that supposed to mean? It means you should start bringing adult lunch boxes wherever you go.
Invest in a nice insulated lunchbox that can carry 2 or 3 meals. Some days, you might have to do extra work in the office or stay late for an event which will require you to eat more than you anticipated. By carrying a lunchbox with emergency food, you won’t ever have to worry about going catabolic.