It’s been approximately a month of my #MassGainProject and I am up 10lbs!!!
I weighed in this morning at 174lbs, which is crazy to me, seeing as how it took me nearly a year and a half to get to 165 from 140ish. I guess focusing my nutrition efforts is paying off….Who would’ve guessed?
I’ve had several requests from people that I share what it is that I’m eating to get these results, and to be honest, I’ve already shared the extent of “tips” and “tricks” with this POST. Besides that, I really pretty much eat like I always have, just more of it. A lot more! My diet is what you could call, “Flexible Paleo”. That is to say that I keep my food very clean most of the time….I eat when I’m hungry, and stop when I’m miserable(it’s the price you pay to gain). I do have my days where I eat chips, cereal, GF brownies, milk shakes, etc. Even on those days, I still keep my diet Gluten-Free, which tends to maintain a quality that the majority of Americans would find absolutely insane.
That all being said, I have found what works best for me:
-Flexible Paleo in large amounts and consistent frequencies
-Heavy lifts and short, High-Intensity workouts = More Fun/Less Stress
-Digestive Enzymes, L-Glutamine and Fish Oil
-Quality rest whenever possible
You will have to figure out what your best combo is if you wish to join the #MassGainProject. Remember that everyone will respond differently to differing stimuli. Look at this as a big-ass science experiment – you are the lab rat. Play with different combinations of the above variables, but remember to NOT over-complicate things. As is my view with most things in life, it’s much better to keep it simple. It leaves more time to actually enjoy the ___________(you fill in the blank)