I think that I just need to learn to enjoy eating for utility rather than enjoyment.
I’ve based my diet roughly off of the plan outlined in Zyzz’s Bodybuilding Bible. Since I am a “hard gainer” I am trying to consume about 3000+ clean calories a day, based on my daily caloric maintenance requirement of approximately 2000 calories.
I’ve started preparing meals ahead of time and consuming them every 2.5 hours.
They all look something like this:
So the plan is I eat a grain cereal for breakfast given that you wake up carbohydrate deficient. I usually fudge this a little bit just because I am lazy in the morning, I have a good metabolism, and I figure the important part is that it’s a carbohydrate base. The extra fat gained from the sugar content of the cereal is minimal. As long as I’m not eating fucking Captain Crunch or some shit, I’m willing to just let breakfast slide.
I eat one of my planned meals between lunch, one for lunch, and then one before dinner. Dinner is usually some kind of fish. I typically eat salmon burgers for the oils and lean protein.
My post workout shake is currently a weight gainer called Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass. It gives me about 500 calories as a base, then I drink it with whole milk and a banana, giving me about 200+ additional calories. Depending on how I feel, I sometimes also drink this before bed, automatically bringing me up to 1400+ calories, excluding my other meals.