I have just started going to the gym and been at it for about 3 weeks now.
What I am looking for is some helpful ways that I can achieve my goals. I know that nutrition and diet is a big part of building lean muscle mass.
Little about where I am now and where I want to be by this time next year.
I am 24yrs old, 6'0 tall, 159lbs.
I am about to head to Iraq here in a month or so and plan to keep the current routine that I have in the gym up while over there.
I am wanting to build bulk and be around 180-185 when I come home.
It is hard to tell what they will be serving in the chow halls over there. Following is what I eat now while in training. Varies a little depending on the day or what I have available.
3 hard boiled eggs (just the whites)
1 or 2 sausage patties
1 8oz low-fat fruit yogurt (flavor varies)
2 8oz cups OJ or 2 8oz cups water
1 Medium apple
1-2 Quaker Chocolate Chip Granola bars
Lunch: (This is where the biggest variation is)
1 3oz StarKist Light Tuna in water (if I have them on hand)
Protein Bar (varies depending on what I have)
The infamous MRE (Meal Ready to Eat)*
*Try to get the Veggie Burger in BBQ Sauce which has 2 pieces wheat snack bread, potato sticks, fruit beverage powder, and a chocolate banana muffin top.
Dinner: (varies depending on what they are serving)
Ham, Chicken, Veal patty
Salad w/ Thousand Island dressing
2 cups of fruit punch or 2 cups of water
I know I need to be eating way more than I am currently eating to get my calorie intake up as well as my protein intake.