Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I want to hear how folks ate during the first year or two when they make the most muscle gains.
Let's hear your specifics...
Start 135 lbs ---> after 4-5 months, 155 lbs.
Primarily eggs, chicken, rice, some veggies, lentils, peanuts. Beef and pork depending on when I could get them. Basically, ate anything that was available, as often as I felt hungry - absolutely unsystematic and go with the flow. Didn't start protein shakes until around end of 1st year.
But then, I was significantly underweight AND sedentary to begin with, so perhaps with exercise and enough food, the gains were bound to come.