Hey guys, I have a couple questions for you. They're pretty broad I suppose, but I'm just looking for suggestions.
My first question is what's good to eat with my schedule and budget? My typical schedule is: I get up at 5:30 in the morning and go lift weights, then I have a few minutes for breakfast or a shake. Then I have school, and a couple free hours around noon, then work until 9 pm. If I am to eat 5 times a day, it would have to be something like:
1) a quick breakfast,
2) a snack between classes,
4) lunchbreak at work,
5) dinner after work.
So I guess I'm just fishing for some food suggestions that can work around this kind of schedule without pouring $10+ down my throat every day.
My next question is, should I be overshooting on calories for better weight gain, or undershooting on calories to put on lean weight? I'm 5'10" 150 lbs and about 15% bodyfat. My main goal is to increase muscle mass, but I have a little bit of a gut that I'd like to get rid of. Currently, I'm trying to keep my protein intake high but overall calories about 300-500 below my daily estimated calorie requirements. Is this a good idea, or would it be better to eat excess calories to ensure good weight gain, and then work off the fat later (since muscle mass is my main goal)?