Bulking up can cost you some bacon…
Not the bacon that comes from pigs because, well, you shouldn’t be letting any of that go to waste.
I’m talking about money.
I’ve had lots of guys tell me that they want to take their physique from skinny to jacked, but they’ve encountered a roadblock: It’s just too expensive to buy all of the food they need to bulk up.
But here’s the deal.
Bulking up doesn’t have to be expensive.
In fact, I’ve dedicated an entire chapter to eating big on a small budget in my free book, Bulk Up Fast (Grab your free copy here), and have helped tens of thousands of skinny guys fine tune their grocery list so they can pack on slabs of muscle in no time.
And today, I want to help you do the same.
Here’s the $20 grocery list for your bulk.
You can pick up a dozen eggs for anywhere between 99 cents to $1.50 at your local grocery store… Heck, some of you may even have a neighbor with a hen or two that can give you some eggs for free.
Whole eggs are a rich source of natural protein and they’re loaded with branch-chained amino acids, which promote muscle building.
The good cholesterol in eggs will also increase your testosterone, which is a major proponent of building muscle.
Eggs are also the kind of food that you can really eat any time of day…
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a sandwich, as an omelet, cooked on a frying pan, or in a microwave.
Grab yourself a few dozen of them, or even save by buying them in bulk (most grocery stores sell 2 dozen in one package)…
After all, buying eggs in bulk makes sense when you’re on, well, a bulk.
Or find a guy with some hens.
Oats also make for a cheap and diverse food option to add to the grocery list for your bulk.
Oats are high in calories, clocking in at about 150 calories for a ½ a cup, which isn’t a big portion for the amount of nutritional value it contains.
Oats are high in carbohydrates and contain 4 grams of fiber per serving, which will not only help you to get your muscle-building calories up for the day, but will also keep your digestive system on track.
You can enjoy oats at breakfast, as a snack, or for a warm late night meal to wind down the day with.
For extra calories, make your oatmeal with a couple splashes of whole milk instead of using water. Also, add some peanut butter and/or syrup to it for a sweet taste and more calories.
You can get a big canister of oats from your local grocery store for anywhere between 99 cents to $1.75.
Guys, if you can make yourself a good tasting pasta dish (which isn’t difficult by the way), you’re going to make bulking on a budget super easy.
Pasta is a calorie dense food that’s packed with carbohydrates and even a decent amount of protein.
One serving of pasta contains about 200 calories with nearly 40 carbs and 7 grams of protein… Just one box of pasta contains about 4 servings of this.
An entire box of pasta can last you a couple of days and will only cost you between 99 cents to $1.50.
It’ll be well worth it for you to buy a couple of boxes of pasta, or a bigger box for a better value.
To make your pasta even more calorie dense, add some full fat butter and cheese to your dish…
You can also add pasta sauce, which isn’t too bad when it comes to price either.
When it comes to making an under $20 grocery list for your bulk, pasta is a must-have.
Pasta is one of the staple foods that I mention in my free book, Bulk Up Fast… And I don’t have to tell you that free fits in pretty well with your budget. Pick up your free copy of Bulk Up Fast, here.
4. Chocolate Milk
One of the keys to meeting your calorie intake on any given day is to drink calories…
It’s quick and easy, doesn’t fill you up, and is also an affordable fit for the under $20 grocery list for your bulk.
Chocolate milk can also make for a great post-workout option, weighing in with 25 grams of fast digesting carbs and 12 grams of protein – just what you need to recover from a good workout.
Also, milk contains leucine, an essential amino acid that provides you with best muscle building benefits.
1 cup of chocolate milk contains 150 calories, which takes no time at all to chug (literally 5 seconds if you’re in a hurry for some cals).
You can find a gallon of chocolate milk at your local grocery store for $2-$3.
If you want to know how to make cheap weight gain shakes with chocolate milk, check out my free book, Bulk Up Fast, here.
- Peanut butter: High in healthy fats and easy calories. A big container of peanut butter will only cost you between $2.50-$3.00
- Rice: Rice is cheap and high in calories. The carbohydrate profile (45 grams per cup) makes it a great option for bulking.
- Beef: Some good 75/25 beef is both inexpensive and packed with calories (almost 650 calories for 8 ounces). It’s high in fat and protein and is easy on your wallet. 1 pound of beef will run you between $2.80-$4.00.
- Beans: One cup of black beans contains about 320 calories, with 40 grams of carbohydrates and 15 grams of protein. A can of beans will cost you under $1 and you can add them to virtually any meal.
The next step is pretty simple…
Write down this list of cheap, muscle-building foods as staples in the grocery list for your bulk…
Also, take advantage of my budget friendly book offer…
I want you to have my book, Bulk Up Fast, for free.
It’s got all you need to go from skinny to jacked in the shortest amount of time possible – plus how to make the most out of your bulking budget.
Get your free copy here today!
Until next time, stay jacked!