• Tuffy


Updated: Jan 9, 2020

Bodybuilding can be an expensive hobby when you consider your gym membership, training kit, supplements and of course all the food required to grow!

Quite often I hear people say they can't afford to eat the required amount of food to grow but when we are prioritising what is necessary for progress in bodybuilding, food is the number one ingredient.

I have put together a low cost bulking diet based on a 200lb bodybuilder looking to add muscle. The diet is well balanced, containing a variety of protein, carbohydrates, fat and vegetables. If you are heavier than 200lb, you will simply have to adjust the amounts for each meal.

The meals would be roughly 3 hours apart and the only addition that may be necessary is a post workout shake.

Meal 1:

  • 60g Oats

  • 1 x Banana

  • 50g PRO80

Meal Cost - £1.17

Meal 2:

  • 2 x Slices of Wholemeal Bread

  • 100g Mushrooms

  • 3 x Medium Eggs

  • 5 x Eggs Whites

Meal Cost - £1.03

Meal 3:

  • 75g Basmati Rice

  • 100g Green Beans

  • 200g Chicken Breast

Meal Cost - £0.99

Meal 4:

  • 75g Wholemeal Pasta

  • 1/2 x Diced Onion

  • 150g Tinned Tuna

  • 10ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Meal Cost - £0.74

Meal 5:

  • 300g Sweet Potato

  • 100g Brocolli

  • 200g Chicken Breast

Meal Cost - £1.77

Meal 6:

  • 300g Cottage Cheese

  • 20g Natural Peanut Butter

Meal Cost - £0.78

TOTAL COST - £6.48

This is based on prices from a main supermarket, so if you shop around you could save more. So for a similar cost to a large fast food meal, you can eat six good quality meals with all the nutrients you need to build lean muscle and fuel your workouts.

If you are interested in a fully tailored diet or training plan, click on this link to be taken to the services page.

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