On April 1st, 2018, I will start my new bulking cycle. I intend to gain at least 10 kg within this month. Finally, my bodyweight will be approximately 246-250 lbs (112-115 kg). My training will be very intensive. I am going to train three times a week. Every training day, I will spend at least three hours in the gym. What is more, I am going to improve my diet. I will increase the number of calories and proteins during this bulking cycle. What is more important, I will incorporate peanut as a key food in my diet.
It was a big mistake not to include peanut in my diet. All these months, I was not even thinking about the peanut. I knew that the majority if not all PRO bodybuilders include peanut butter in their diet. To be honest, I knew almost nothing about peanuts till these days. A few weeks ago, I started reading about peanuts on the Web. I am still exploring this awesome bean. By the way, you should know that peanut is not a nut, it belongs to beans. I gathered a lot of information on peanut. Finally, I made a conclusion that this bean is an ideal bodybuilding food. In this blog post, I will explain to you why peanuts are perfect for your bodybuilding diet.
PEANUT IS HIGHLY CALORIFIC
We know that calories are crucial for muscle building. To build muscles, your body needs to be in a calorie surplus. To be more accurate, let me provide you with some scientific data on this topic. Your body requires 2500 calories to build only 500 grams of muscles. Thus, you will need to consume much more than 2500 calories a day in order to get a sufficient number of calories for a constant anabolic state. You already know that proteins are building blocks of muscles. Thus, proteins are used to build muscles. Calories are used as a fuel for this process.
My weight is 230 lbs. To put on more muscle mass, I need to consume at least 5000 calories a day. When you reach this point, sometimes, your fantasy get exhausted and you don't know where to take that huge amount of calories from. In this case, you will need something easily-consumable.
100 grams of peanuts will provide you will 600 calories. Imagine this number. Only 100 grams of peanuts contain 600 calories. This is amazing. For instance, 100 grams of macaroni contains only 344 calories. Thus, if you eat only 300 grams of peanuts a day (which equals to a small cup), you will get 1800 calories. If you consume 500 grams of peanuts every day, you will get 3000 calories a day. This is truly fantastic. To conclude, with peanuts, you will easily reach your required caloric intake.
PEANUTS ARE RICH IN PROTEINS
Proteins are more expensive than carbohydrates. There are tons of carbohydrates around us. Proteins are not that abundant. There is a good news for you. Peanuts are very rich in proteins. 100 grams of peanut contains 26 grams of proteins. This equals the number of proteins in 100 grams of meat. If you eat only 300 grams of peanuts a day, you will get 76 grams of high-quality proteins. 500 grams of peanuts will give you 130 grams of protein. This is almost 50% of the daily protein intake you will need to build muscles. Hence, peanut is excellent if you are looking for a cheap source of proteins.
PEANUT IS VERY CHEAP
Peanuts are very cheap. One kilogram of peanuts will cost you only 2$. If you eat only 300 grams of peanuts every day, you will spend only 2 dollars to buy peanuts for a week. If you want a budget dier, peanut will suffice your needs.
PEANUTS VS MASS GAINERS
I was thinking of buying a big mass gainer for this bulking cycle. Thought to go with a 6-kilogram mass gainer bag. Today, I decided that peanut is a much better choice to build muscles. I have compared peanuts with mass gainers. Here is my conclusion.
One portion (4 scoops) of a typical mass gainer mixed with milk will give you 1200 calories. A 2.2 pounds mass gainer has only 4 portions. Thus, a 2.2 pounds mass gainer has only 10 800 calories. This is my two days caloric intake. How much does a 2.2 pounds mass gainer costs? It costs at least 30$. Finally, a 2.2 pounds mass gainer that contains 10 800 calories costs 30$.
Now, let us look at peanuts. 1 kilogram of peanuts costs only 2$. 1 kilogram of peanuts contains 6000 calories. Now, let us calculate how many kilograms of peanuts we can buy for 30$. 30$/2$ = 15 kilograms of peanuts. Let us identify how many calories do 15 kilograms of peanuts have. 6000 * 15 = 90 000 calories.
With peanuts, you get 90 000 calories against 10 800 calories with a 2.2 pounds mass gainer. A smart person won't waste his money buying mass gainers when there are cheap and superbly calorific peanuts.
A portion of a mass gainer contains approximately 70 grams of protein. 9 portions will have only 630 grams of protein. Now, let us look at peanuts. Only 1 kilogram of peanuts will have 780 grams of proteins. We will spend 30$ to buy a 2.2-pound mass gainer. With these 30$, we will buy 15 kilograms of peanuts. So how many grams of proteins are in these 15 kilograms of peanuts?! There are 11 700 grams of proteins in 15 kilograms of peanuts. So 11 700 grams of proteins against 780 grams of proteins. Who wins?
Peanut is definitely the most amazing bodybuilding food we have on the market nowadays. I will surely incorporate it into my daily diet. Bulking with peanuts will be tremendously successful.