weight gain

Rice Bulking Update: Bring On The Gluten

It's been one month since I started my Rice Bulking Experiment. The goal here is to learn how to spend minimal time and effort to gain weight and muscle mass while staying lean.

The reason I'm calling this a "rice bulk" is because I've been using white rice to make up for the increase in calories I need on top of my formerly-low-carb diet. White rice is inexpensive and easy to prepare in large batches. This has allowed me to keep the rest of my weekly routine relatively consistent in terms of meal prep.

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Rice Bulk Experiment: Can I Turn Rice Into Muscle?

Back in May, I had planned on exploring weight gain, but my ridiculous cholesterol levels following my six-pack experiment gave me pause. Before embarking on an experiment that would require me to overeat for a prolonged period of time, I figured it would be best to first experiment more with my diet and get my cholesterol levels back down to levels where doctors don’t freak out. 

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Can I Get Fat On A Low-Carb Diet?

During my fat burning experiment to get a six pack in three months, I was able to explore the effectiveness of a low-carb diet with limited exercise. Looking at the results, it would seem that going low-carb is definitely a great way to go if fat loss is your goal. But as often is the case, things are never quite so simple. While discussing the six pack experiment with a friend of mine, he asked an interesting question:

Could it be that a low-carb diet works simply because you are restricting what you eat and eating fewer calories as a result? 

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