thanks loads for all the info guys, its really helpful
oats, beans, and pasta? nothing in your meal description sounds very low carb to me.
i do eat tuna, chicken, eggs especially stuff like that, but maybe pasta was a bad example, i have it rarely. when i say low-carb i should have said low-GI carbs since thats what beans and oats
i may have a problem with the beans though; i thought that beans were 1. low GI and 2. high in protein, hence ideal to basically provide the base of meals - am i barking up the wrong tree? (btw this isn't beans as in baked beans i'm talking about but boiled, unflavoured beans with no sugary sauce or anything)
and yeah one of the guys i go to the gym with suggests cnp pro mass supplement for starting out to gain lean mass - i said i'd read about the met-rx protein plus protein shake alone but he said its more for people looking to maintain their level of muscle. any thoughts? cheers