trying to bulk up but notice some fat on lower stomach

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  1. D1G1T4L

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    A month or so ago I was 165 and wanted to get to 185-190... Right now I am at 175 but noticed I am gaining some fat around my lower ab area.... How can I prevent this?

    meal 1: 2 eggs + avocado + lipton tea
    meal 2: oatmeal with 2/3 cups of milk + gatorade
    gym
    meal 3: burrito with grilled chicken + gatorade
    meal 4: whey On with 1 cup of milk + soup with lamb


    coming up meal 5... some tea + muscle milk with 1 cup of milk/maybe oatmeal
     
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    Don't gain 10lbs in a month for starters.
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    Bulk cleaner, more cardio.
     
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    eeh my bad it wasn't in 1 month... over a period of 3-4 months actually... I am just seeing if my diet is proper....
     
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    needs more protein.
     
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    What do your macros look like?
     
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    :werd: I was like, that looks like my diet when I'm cutting down!
     
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    Gaining fat during a bulk is natural. If you completely let yourself go, that is one, but your 6 pack turning into a 4 pack/2pack and gaining a bit of a gut is normal for most people.

    I went a little nuts with my bulk though and for the first few weeks so far I went from eating 2,200 cals a day (prior to my bulk) and now 3,200 (while bulking). I noticed more initial fat gain than I would like. I need to tone that down and try for a consistent 2700-2800 cals a day.
     
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    the opposite is also true... I went from 3,500 a day to 2,400 a day and not only was I unable to gain strength but I even got weaker for a while. Now I'm bloated again and stronger than before though :o
     
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    yeah I'm eating like 250-300g carbs daily tops right now so I'm not going overboard, but I didn't cut long enough to lose any substantial fat (lost like 5lbs in 3 weeks after the initial water loss). I notice with higher carb I've got super insane gas and I'm crapping like three times a day. It fuckin sucks.
     
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    I guess it's just size/metabolism but I get chills every time I see someone saying they can "gain nicely" on 2300 calories. I have 2300 calories between breakfast and my first snack of the day.
     
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    what else should i eat besides cans of tuna and more eggs
     
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    Chicken
    Beef
    Pork
    Salmon
    Halibut
    Talapia
    Shellfish
    Legumens
    Green Veggies
    etc


    Its not exactly rocket surgery. I never understood people who were bulking but had the most boring fucking diets ever. VARIETY is key.



    Track your cals for a week and come back then maybe we can offer some actual advice.
     
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    My macros usually come out pretty well and this is usually waht I have:


    Breakfast:

    peanut butter jelly sammich (1 serving organic PB, a small amount of jelly.. some prefer syrup.. 2 slices whole grain bread)
    1.5 scoops whey
    8oz skim milk
    8oz orange juice
    4 fish oil


    Meal 2:

    Ground turkey + refried beans + avocado
    -or- tuna in olive oil

    Meal 3:

    1.5 servings Mass Meal

    train

    PWO:

    1.5 scoops whey
    8oz skim milk
    3 fish oil

    Dinner:

    shitton of vegetables
    lean meat or fish of some sort
    beans or something for extra fiber and complex carbs
    3 fish oil caps (unless you I eat fatty fish, then I skip the caps)

    Last meal:

    1 cup cottage cheese w/ salsa and sometimes avocado


    comes out to 3,000-3,500 cals depending on portion size and other stuff... it varies so much but the macros are always the same... usually slightly in favor of fat, then protein and carbs are about even.
     
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