To get bulk and get big you need to get through calories. We can’t all afford to up the food budget by $100’s to achieve this, but there are ways to get the calories without breaking the bank. If you are looking to keep your bill down whilst getting in the protein you need we highly reccommend MuscleFood, they do great deals for meat packs.
Part of the staple bodybuilders bulking diet, can be paired with so many different things and it’s also cheap as anything. You can get it in bulk from pretty much any supermarket and you can chuck it in a bag. You can use it with load of different stuff, it might be pretty boring but you can add anything to it to make it a bit more intersting.
A classic bodybuilder meal is oats with egg whites. These days though it’s more commonly used by mixing with casein protein to make a bulky shake.
Canned fish is a great, decent value source for protein. Full of healthy fats too and oh so easy to transport around with you if you’re out and about.
I always go for tuna but there is always Salmon too. Don’t skimp of the brands though, not only does some stuff taste like crap but you
Tuna with a baked potato can be a great meal, i normally throw in butter or mayo onto that but that is great meal with good source carbs and great protein. I normally put tuna in a bowl with some mayo, add a pinch of salt and some vinegar to taste. I’d even put on some grated cheddar cheese if i was really splashing out.
These may advertise as the weight loss solution but they are great, you can smother them in some peanut butter or similar and they become a great bulking solutions.
A common combo is to combine rice cakes with peanut butter. The key thing to remember is how much peanut butter you are putting on and the quality of that peanut butter. Get it right though and you have a great starter for a workout that gives you clean bulking foods.
Dried Fruit and Nuts
Great to keep yourself topped up throughout the day and healthy. Some of the dried fruits are really calorie dense and full of clean sugars.
Nut’s are incredibly dense, with just 50g meaning as much as 300 calories in some cases. They are also a pretty great superfood in general, packing in all sorts of essential nutrients and minerals. Including are favourites Magnesium and Zinc because of their testosterone boosting benefits.
An easy snack to carry around with you and have ready to go when the hunger kicks in.
Now i know this is aimed at being on a budget i do not mean by the absolute crap that some supermarkets peddle for sausages. The cheap stuff is crammed full of crap and none of it meat or good stuff. You can get a huge range of sausages now from supermarkets but i like to go to butchers to get stuff. They are good value and proper quality stuff.
They are calorie dense and provide a bit of variety due to the various types you can get.
These are just a few examples of how to you can bulk at a decent cost. You are going to be eating some more so don’t expect this to miraculously be cheaper than it was costing you before, but there are some cool ingredients that you can use to get the calories that you want.
Have you been bulking? What’s your secret ingredients to surviving that bulking phase. Leave us a comment and let us know.