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    LincolnLSonDubs2003 is offline Junior Member
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    Anyone work construction???

    Anyone work construction and on a bulking diet? How do you guys do it? Its hard enough to even eat one meal during the day. But to try to eat 5 or 6 a day is pretty hard when you only get in 2 meals from 6-5.

    Another question is what type of things do you guys bring to work to get the right cals and protein? Its alot easier if you go access to a Micro during the day, but not always there. What do you guys do?

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    this past year working construction i would bring packs of protein and just mix one up every couple of hours, i would also steam or cook 2 or 3 chicken breast the night before and keep them in tupperware, even bring cans of tuna/salmon and crank it open every couple of hours. hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LincolnLSonDubs2003
    Anyone work construction and on a bulking diet? How do you guys do it? Its hard enough to even eat one meal during the day. But to try to eat 5 or 6 a day is pretty hard when you only get in 2 meals from 6-5.

    Another question is what type of things do you guys bring to work to get the right cals and protein? Its alot easier if you go access to a Micro during the day, but not always there. What do you guys do?
    that sounds rough...i know some people that blend whey protein and oatmeal together and liquify it.

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    i worked contstruction for a couple months and there was no way i could keep a good diet. the guys i worked with smoked weed and drank gatorade all day. they never ate so in turn i could never eat unless i brought something quick like a sandwich. i lost a ton of weight from being so active and being in the florida heat. good luck trying to bulk its gonna be hell.

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    Ya its not gonna be easy. Thanks for the tips tho. Hows bringing alot of pasta or ziti's? Thats not bad cold. I like the packet of protien tho. I was also thinking of buying some of that weight gainer to help during the work day. What you think?

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    I suppose in your situation that is the best you could do but i would make sure you get a decent breakfast with say 1000kal if possible and make your evening meal a good one as well. JMO

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    although im not a big fan of protein bars, you can use those to get some of your meals in...IMO it's better than not eating at all.

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    Make your own protein bars. You can control what exactly is in it. Do a search in the recipes forum I'm sure there are tons of good recipes.

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    i work out of my truck. i have a ac/dc power inverter in watage 700wts. i keep a micro in the back seat of my truck. i have my wife cook alot of extra the night before and make a couple serving out of it. cook eggs the night before. big lunch bag and your set.
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    It if you put forth the effort - you can do it. Pre cook all meals and put them in tupperware.
    Chicken, rice, broccoli. Eat it cold if you have to. Get yourself a small mico if you don't want to eat them cold.

    Cans of tuna are easy. Bags of tuna as well. No - it's not as nice as a kitchen, but I have been doing for years.

    I'm going to start bringing a small micowave -

    good luck.
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    Thanks, I understand that bigtraps. I was looking more for some tips or tricks ppl have been doing. And yes I do get lazy the night before and dont prepare for the next day. I guess I gotta change that. Thanks for all the replies tho this is the one post I got some real answers and not critiszm (Sp?)

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    On Sunday afternoon:
    Make a bunch of rice
    nuke some broccoli
    Chicken - I will bake it in the oven - add seasoning ALSO yoy could grill it
    Boil some red potatoes...

    These are all some ideas for pro/carb meal combinations. If you get it out of the way on sunday, toss them in idividual container (1 for each 5 work days)

    This will help you a lot...in several ways.. Time, convienence, also it wull help you make sure you are making the right diet choices through out the day/week.

    Just try to make it as simple for yourself as possible. It is still a pain in the ass I know - but it is what it really takes to make it work.
    Good Luck!! b.t.

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    I'm goin to give that a try. Shouldnt I be bringing 2 containers a day? Eat my breakfast at home, bring one for around 11 or noon, and then the other on the ride home around 3-4. Then I hit the gym come home and eat again. Then maybe a small snack around 8 or 9? Anything wrong with that diet?

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    i take 3-4 precooked meals a day depending of my sched. i sucks but you get used to it. kinda like a robot now, just part of my day. pack your lunch, slam some casein bed time.
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