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In Praise of the BIG Meal
 

SkyNett
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Join date: Sep 2004
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rainjack wrote:
I have listened to that bit on XM Comedy for a couple of years, and always pictured the guy as a morbidly obese, triple chinned blimp.

You link confirmed my mental image of the guy.

How do these guys live being that fucking fat?



They don't. They either die, or eventually are forced to lose weight.

That's an old clip - Pinette has lost a load of weight since then. If you see recent stuff he's much thinner.

Of course, he's still fat as fucking hell, but he's no longer "knock down a wall to get him out of the house" fat....

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Tiribulus
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Professor X wrote:
Tiribulus wrote:
Professor X wrote:
I found a Chinese Buffet near me...but they don't give hook ups and their containers are too damn small. The other one would only charge me one time for carry out even if I had 2 or 3 containers because they knew I could eat it all. This one charged me twice for two containers. I won't be going back.

Why make a buffet that offers carry out but then make it so you can't even carry out 1/4 of the food you would normally eat in one sitting?

I hate normal people.

Maybe the wheelbarrow scared em =]

Wait, you don't bring one?


LOL! Reminds me of the line by short round when he's playing cards with Indiana Jones in the Indian jungle.

"you noooo fun, you make me poor!!!"

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greekdawg
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Getting back on thread topic, pretty much all of my meals are BIG.

I enjoy eating and don't believe in snacking or eating "small meals," for the sake of following someone's elses advice.

If I'm going to eat, it's going to be a decent sized portion otherwise what's the point? It just seems more natural to eat bigger meals and fill myself up.

I usally eat about 4-5 big meals a day.

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buffd_samurai
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The BIG meal is great, but some of the posts have reminded me of an eatin' time that is the most glorious: right after a gut busting training session where you end up SERIOUSLY hungry afterwards.

There is NOTHING better than a gorge meal after training....nothing better than the feel of blood jammed with nutrients...hell, you can feel the tissues soaking it all in and just getting bigger!!! BEAUTIFUL.

With all the science talk about taking advanced supplements like Surge after training....really...in my personal experience, as long as the post workout meal is huge, you be a growin'! In addition to Surge only after training food intake, I've eaten the "no no" ways of high saturated fats and proteins ("watch out! You'll blunt the glycogen storage mechanism if you do that!") after training...I've eaten nothing but carbs and fats after training (literally a whole gallon of ice cream)...I have done it all and it has all contributed to my recuperation after training.

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SteelyD
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Join date: Jun 2007
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In celebration of coming to the end of my 'Summer Bulk', I just had my first giant post-workout Chinese meal today in over a year from a place locally we call "The Fat Sumo".

Sesame chicken, Pork Lo-Mein, Egg Rolls, various veggies and meat.

Oh, the Heavenly, Heavenly feeling of post-work Chinese meal lethargy after tearing down the muscle fibers. I'll sleep well tonight with a full belly.

As I was slurping up my last Lo Mein noodle reward, I thought of this thread.

Now, on to "Autumn Bulking"! ;

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SteelyD
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Posted this earlier in my log, but thought I'd share here:
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So, last night, my 8 y.o. daughter was qualifying for swim team (made it), and my very pregnant wife was at the pool with her and the other kid while I was working out in the weight room. When I was done, I had to wait around for another 40 minutes or so while they finished up, got showered, etc -- so by this time, I'm STARVING.

I left the lights on in the car.. DOH! --Had to get a jump which took about 20 minutes.

Kids were whiny hungry, I was whiny hungry, and pregnant wife is always hungry.

Kids and I decide on Burger King. I get 3 (yes, THREE) $1 dbl. cheeseburgers. One of my daughter loves just a bun with pickle and lettuce (ie no meat) so we ordered that, but they put meat on it, and I was hungry so I ate it rather than take it back.

Then, WifeeD decides she wants pancakes. The only pancake place around that is open is 30 minutes away (yummy homemade mom/pop place). So we drive there and I end up getting a whole short stack of pancakes and a 'sunny-side-up' egg. Plus I ate a bowl of their homemade applesauce (and a glass of milk)

I could FEEL the muscles (and my belly) G.R.O.W.I.N.G. -- LOL....

I can't eat like that often, but last night seemed to fit the bill.

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I wholly expected to toss and turn all night with a big ball of burger, cheese, pancakes, etc in my stomach, but I seemed to have digested it just fine, and this morning ate as usual. I think I'm having a growth spurt because I'm still super hungry tonight.... BRB....

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legacyfighter
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I'm still in college, so I can't afford these BIG meals on my own. HOWEVER, my girlfriend's family takes me to this all you can eat "Amish" place all the time. It's nothing for me to put down a couple pounds of fish, a pound of ham, an entire bowl of okra, carrot casserole, pinto beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread casserole, apple salad, greens, cornbread with molasses and butter, corn, some sort of pie or bread pudding. oh and at least half a gallon of sweet tea. Its pretty amazing. the girlfriend's parents like to make a running joke of how much i eat. SO when everyone else is done eating, and after i've had like four or five plates of food, they bet me I can't finish everything else on the table. I never lose.

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B rocK
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Saturday morning at my house my fiance and I tag team it in the kitchen. I'll whip up a batch of chocolate chip pancakes and she'll toss together a whole mess of eggs, meat and chese for us to share. 90% of which I will eat. And let's not forget the large glass of whole milk and a wegmans apple to top it all off.

btw, wegmans apples are fucking huge. 4" dia, min.

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SteelyD
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Today:

Mid afternoon extended leg workout... Several moments of nausea throughout

Crawled out of gym. Wife left a message on celly to meet her and the kids at Chinese place at xx-o'clock.

Took 30 min to get there, the whole way thinking about how I didn't want to think about food.

Waited 10 more minutes before they got there.

Sat down and sat some time before I could stomach the thought of buffet.

THEN................

Fucking piles of sesame chicken, pork fried rice, steamed rice, spare ribs, teriyaki chicken, pork and vegs, some kind of beef thing, some sort of chicken thing, more rice, egg rolls...... ho.ly.fuck.....

Oh.My.God.Cant.Walk.Cant.Eat.Another.Bite.Cant.Take.Another.Sip.Of.Water..................


Fuck, YEAH....

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Tatsu
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Join date: Dec 2007
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It was back/biceps today...

And needed a refeed of some good ol' cardio this week. I'll be having me more meatz this evening... BBQ time!

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SteelyD
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Had a nice benching/triceps session yesterday. PR'd. Back and biceps today. Been on a roll past couple weeks even while on the road for work, but luckily the 'guest gyms' have been well equipped.

Diet has been in check and today I just had to eat everything in site including a dozen eggs, couple ezekiel bread toast peanut butter banana sandwiches and a post workout bag of local fried chicken-- like many legs, wings, and breasts (Ooooh, breasts).

Following now with a totally too expensive but strangely tasty "Organic Raw Kombucha" seaweed/ginger drink.

I think I feel a growth spurt coming on......

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WestCoast7
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buffd_samurai wrote:
The BIG meal is great, but some of the posts have reminded me of an eatin' time that is the most glorious: right after a gut busting training session where you end up SERIOUSLY hungry afterwards.

There is NOTHING better than a gorge meal after training....nothing better than the feel of blood jammed with nutrients...hell, you can feel the tissues soaking it all in and just getting bigger!!! BEAUTIFUL.

With all the science talk about taking advanced supplements like Surge after training....really...in my personal experience, as long as the post workout meal is huge, you be a growin'! In addition to Surge only after training food intake, I've eaten the "no no" ways of high saturated fats and proteins ("watch out! You'll blunt the glycogen storage mechanism if you do that!") after training...I've eaten nothing but carbs and fats after training (literally a whole gallon of ice cream)...I have done it all and it has all contributed to my recuperation after training.



So true. In my mind I just envision the food being broken down and stacked onto the worked muscle group, just like bricks on a frame.

Boom.

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buffd_samurai
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Join date: Sep 2004
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In exactly half an hour, I am having my big meal.
Me likey Saturdays.
I've sort of changed the way I do this....in the past there were some Saturdays where the only meal I ate was the big meal....I'm finding that wasn't as good for me as taking some MAG-10 or whey isolate only throughout the day, sort of like the pulse feast. And of course, I-3G is taken before. Popped 4 about half an hours ago.

How anyone can go without gorging once in awhile is seriously beyond me. I wouldn't survive.

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pushharder
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Join date: Apr 2005
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I absolutely hammered it last night at this fine establishment, a German restaurant in a 350 year old barn shipped over from Bavaria in 1989.

I don't know exactly how many courses the "Bavarian Feast" is but the food kept coming and I kept eating.

I know one thing...I REALLY like schnitzel.

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