Dirty bulk?

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    John Wilson
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    Good day to you all! My question is in regards to bulking. I am six months post competition trying to pack on more size before I compete again. I am struggling to eat over 3200ish calories unless I eat some thing a little more “dirty“. This is more specific to carbs and fats. In your opinion would there be a significant difference in the quality of weight gain if I were to eat foods that were considered more dirty? For example crushing a pepperoni pizza as long as it fit within my macro allocation.

    Or would some sort of digestive aid be more beneficial?

    #353721
    BryceBahm
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    #353946
    Spencer Perkins
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    I understand the digestion component and to find foods that digest well to fuel appetite. But all studies that I have seen where calories are equated (and protein as well), there isn’t a clear change in body composition when foods are chosen differently whether carb based, fat based, and the food choices as long as protein is the same and total calories are consistent. Obviously there will be differences in satiation and digestion. But if the “base” of the diet is nutrient dense foods with micronutrients I’m curious how having a bowl of cereal or something that digests well to add extra calories would be detrimental.

    #353949
    John Wilson
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    Thank you so much. Excellent advice as I honestly was not even thinking of long term perspectives, and potential digestive issues. Makes complete sense and I thank you very much for your time.

    #354886
    BryceBahm
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    #354919
    Spencer Perkins
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    Appreciate your response Bryce. Hope you know I was playing devils advocate and was not being argumentative. So thanks for your explanation and thought process! Makes a lot of sense

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    BryceBahm
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