Muscle Building Diet Mistake (EAT BIG | GET BIG!)

Muscle Building Diet Mistake (EAT BIG | GET BIG!)


JEFF: What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.com. Today we’re talking nutrition. Specifically for hard gainers, and more importantly
the mistakes that hard gainers make. And who would I bring into this video? No, not Charlie. He’s doing good with food. We’re talking about Jessie, our resident hard
gainer. Who, by the way – hi Jessie! JESSIE: How’s it going guys? JEFF: Is actually not necessarily a hard gainer
anymore because he’s changing his mindset that places the limits on him thinking he’s
a hard gainer. So we’ve addressed a lot of his training so
far, but we haven’t really addressed nutrition. Honestly, you can train your ass off as a
hard gainer. If your nutrition isn’t in check you will
not see the results that you want to see. Particularly in the form of weight gain, or
more importantly, muscle gain because you’re not providing the muscles with the proper
nutrition. The key is, this doesn’t just mean ‘calories’. Calories is not going to cut it when it comes
to building new, productive muscle tissue. You need to provide, as I’ve said plenty of
times already, high quality nutrition. Not just food, but nutrient dense food. So I figured in order to cover this I could
take you on my journey because Jessie’s following that journey as we speak, and I take you back
to my childhood where my food intake was horrible. I mean, absolutely atrocious. I swear I’ve said this a million times. I was the biggest junk food junkie. I make Jessie look like a complete healthy
eater. The fact of the matter was, I ate nothing
good. So maybe I was able to come home and my parents
would force me to eat, and my grandparents would force me to eat something good at dinner
time. But it wasn’t for lack of trying on my part
because I would have for breakfast, some kind of cereal. Fruit Loops, one of my favorites. As a matter of fact, I would put Froot Loops
and three other cereals in the same bowl. You know, I couldn’t just choose one. So I’d have that. The problem here: loaded with sugar, no fiber,
nothing real beneficial in here. That wasn’t enough though. Of course I had my favorite of all time. Entenmann’s crumb donuts. These guys. Of course, I wouldn’t have one. So in one you have 250 calories, 20g of sugar. No, I’d have three, or four. At least three, or four. The thing is, when you’re having those types
of foods you’re really providing no opportunity to have good, quality nutrition in place of
that. So I would say that still wasn’t enough. I would have some chocolate donuts, too. So these guys. You know? The little mini donuts. These? Okay, I would pound at least three or four
of those every morning, too. This is just in the same breakfast. So I could eat and I could take in a lot of
calories, but the fact is, I wasn’t taking in nutrient dense calories. This is the kid’s problem right here, okay? JESSIE: Come on! I love them! They’re so good! JEFF: Okay, go ahead. Have one. These days are ending. So the fact of the matter is, you’re not getting
a lot of protein, all these foods right there, there’s literally no protein in here at all. More importantly, let’s say you’re the type
that feels that saturated fat is the enemy. A lot of people are in the camp these days
saying that ‘it’s not as bad as it used to be’, or as people perceived it to be. That’s fine, but if you do believe that, there’s
tons of saturated fat in these things. In just three donuts here there’s 15g of saturated
fat, and these donuts over here? Same story. There’s no real good nutrition from that standpoint. But in my camp, I believe that sugar is really
more of the enemy. There’s plenty, as I said, of sugar in these
choices here. Other than that, really nothing. So what we know we need to do is, we need
to get off that and try to get ourselves to this side of the table, which is where I eat
these days. So we have slow cooked oats, oatmeal, pumpkin
– rich in vitamins and minerals – this, I put in with the oatmeal. Walnuts. Great source of fat. We’re not scared of fat, but it’s got a great
amount of polyunsaturated fat, okay? So we have a different balance here. Completely on the other side of the equation. The biggest mistake a hard gainer can try
to make in making the changes – even if you’re watching this video right now and saying
“Yeah, I think I need to eat more of what Jeff’s showing over here” – it’s to try
to jump from that to that. Because I tried to do that and that as a mistake. I heard, and read in the magazines that you’re
supposed to eat oatmeal. That’s what all the body builders were eating,
all right? Little did I know, they were eating other
stuff too, and taking other things, and injecting other things. But I was fixated on the oatmeal and I jumped
toward the oatmeal, and I started having this. This was so disgusting to me because I was
used to eating all of that sugar, and this has none in it. 1 gram. It was so distasteful to me that I almost
got turned off completely to the whole idea of eating healthier. But before I did, I did one thing that I think
saved me. That was, I tried to pick something in the
middle. This is oatmeal, too. Okay? It comes in this little package. Jessie eats these every now and then. The thing is, these are – this is the fast
oats. There’s really not as much fiber in this as
there is in this, in the slow cook oats, but beyond that, these are loaded with sugar,
right? So they have the maple kind, the maple brown
sugar, they have – what did you eat? JESSIE: I ate the brown sugar. That’s why they’re so tasty. JEFF: I know. No kidding. So they made that more tasty by putting a
lot of sugar into it, but at least I was still eating oatmeal instead of eating donuts. Instead of eating Froot Loops. So I felt like, to me, it was an upgrade. And it was! But it wasn’t where I needed to get to, but
if I never did this first, then I never would have been able to get to this because what
I did was, I would take two packets of this, and that would be my breakfast. I would have a glass of orange juice, or whatever
else I would eat with that. But then I started to combine one pack of
this and then one serving of this and I was able to tolerate it because I was getting
more and more of a taste for oatmeal in the morning. Then I would take two of these, but I had
to start putting in my own brown sugar. I put a lot to try to make it taste a little
bit better. But then I started to be able to wean that
down because it started to taste a little too sweet to me. Instead, I started to put in bananas, sliced
up banana, which is a source of sweetness that wasn’t as bad as just pounding the brown
sugar. So over time I made better and better choices
to what I have these days. Which, again, is pumpkin mixed with – and
I put this recipe up on our channel here a long time ago – but pumpkin mixed in with
some brown sugar, and cinnamon, and the oats, and the walnuts, and then even a little bit
of whipped cream on top. It’s freaking awesome. But the fact is, I never would have even gotten
here and had a tolerance for this if I didn’t start somewhere in the middle. For a guy like Jessie, we see what he eats. He loves gummy bears. What else do you eat? Potato chips, right? JESSIE: Potato chips, Doritos. JEFF: This is his daytime meal. This is what he’s eating. When he goes home and eat dinner he has a
good dinner? JESSIE: Yeah, a great dinner. I’ve got an Italian mom. Of course. JEFF: Italians mother’s going to make sure
he’s eating at least normal foods, as opposed to all this fast food type stuff, processed
stuff. So he at least gets that part right. A lot of times it’s out of convenience, but
don’t confuse the fact that he’s not taking in enough calories and don’t confuse the
fact that you might not be taking in enough calories. You probably are. You might be taking in a lot. They say “Eat big, get big”. It’s not that. It’s not that. It’s “Eat GOOD, Eat high quality food, get
big”. So if you even take and start making these
swaps you might find that your calories will go down. But because your nutritional value and the
quality which you’re taking in is better, more productive; your body can do more with
it. You’re going to start seeing gains and start
building muscle. JESSIE: Because they’re higher quality calories,
right? JEFF: That’s what I just said. So the fact is, you want to make sure that
quality is dictating your choices, not quantity. As a matter of fact, the quantity will start
taking care of itself. The good news is, you will be able to eat
a lot more of this, provided your stomach is able to accept it. A lot of times your stomach isn’t able to
accept it because you really haven’t been eating lot of fiber, you really haven’t been
eating a lot of protein. So you’ll find that you get full pretty quick
when you start eating the more nutritious foods. So that might take a little time for you to
adapt to, and start eating a little bit more in quantities. But at that point, you could eat a lot and
eat more, in terms of quantity, as long as you’re eating high quality. Now the gains really start coming. So we’re working with Jessie on his nutrition. As I said, that was your last shot, buddy. You want one more bite? JESSIE: Yeah. JEFF: Go ahead. Take another bite. All right. There you go. So we’re working on improving his nutrition
so that over time here, he’s going to be providing much more productive calories for his body
to actually do something with, and that’s going to help us to add the gains to his physique
as we continue to compliment what he’s doing in the gym with what he’s doing in the other
23 hours of the day. All right, guys. If you’re looking for a complete training
program that has a nutrition plan that is forgiving – in other words, it’s not telling
you just to jump into this and eat bland and hate the way your life feels when you’re eating
this stuff. It’s about showing you how to eat better and
making it actually enjoyable and giving you plenty of options to choose from so you actually
like what you’re eating. That’s our X-Factor Meal Plan. It’s in our ATHLEANX training system over
at ATHLEANX.com. In the meantime, whatever you want us to cover
here, especially with Jessie as my guest here, we’ll do that in future videos and make sure
that we answer the questions that you want us to answer. All right. I’ll talk to you soon, guys. See ya. Say ‘bye’, Jessie. JESSIE: See ya, guys.

Daniel Yohans

100 thoughts on “Muscle Building Diet Mistake (EAT BIG | GET BIG!)

  1. Paul jajajajajajajajajajajajaja says:

    If you don.t like the oats with milk add a little spoon of nesquick , it willy taste better

  2. Uba Tooba says:

    Incremental adjustments is a smart way to go. Changing 57 things in your life all at once is tough….and once you slip up, you say screw it and completely blow your diet up. This is way smarter way to get there.

  3. Ajay Bagga says:

    Jesse has the best job in the world

  4. Furn333 says:

    It amazes me how shitty people still eat.You couldnt pay me to eat that trash.

  5. Jango Sir Vantes says:

    0:55 – 1:05 Jessie’s thinkin bout some real shit

  6. No High Ghost cheese says:

    love your challen helped me alot had to comment

  7. Shaun surname says:

    It's hard gaining muscle when gaining muscle is hard.

  8. Naruto Verse says:

    Jesse: moves in to sneak out a donut
    Jeff:busted

    Awkward silence

  9. Lando Oliver says:

    Herry up and say something you fucktart

  10. Luis Perez says:

    Show picture of you when you was fat

  11. Kevin Canales says:

    Lmfao the table they’re using being a bench is funny at one point he even said on this side of the table

  12. GD Foranzo says:

    This is really helpful thank you

  13. Pedro Escobedo says:

    Hi long time listener, first time commentator, but seriously I'm 45, 220 and 33% body fat… what do you recommend I should start doing, thank you for your time.

  14. ImR0nBrgndy says:

    My biggest challenge is eating 2800-3000 healthy calories everyday. I just can’t build the appetite to keep shoveling in the food. Two years working out 5-6 days a week and I know my results would be vastly better if I could.

  15. Bryan Paul Garcia says:

    Can I know the names of the product?

  16. Erica Roberts says:

    This is the best video I've seen about nutrition for fitness! I'm a lady and can vouch for this mentality helping me gain muscle and lose weight too! Baby steps 😄

  17. Doge Such Wow says:

    Doggo!!

  18. Bryron James says:

    Off sugar for a month now and i feel like a new man.

  19. satyam gupta says:

    I mix a scoop of chocolate whey protein in my oatmeal and it becomes delicious..

  20. Andrei Bryan Goudarzi says:

    IS THIS THE SAME JESSIE AS IN SOUTHPARK?

  21. DocFilm.com says:

    Move Well, Learn Well, Play Well , Eat Well, Rest Well.
    Master Roshi 2019

  22. Josh Lockie says:

    Meat, fat, fish, eggs and honey is all you need

  23. TheIgnobleSavage says:

    Real problem im having is the sheer quantity of food I need to eat to build muscle…i have always eaten v healthy, barely eat anh sugar, v little alcohol, v little coffee…but according to myfitnesspal im still like 500 calories off of my goal of 2500.

  24. Abdullah Hussain says:

    Damn! That 5 second song at the beginning is more intense than my training 😵

  25. AZWings says:

    Unfortunately, most of us learn terrible eating habits as kids. When parents don't know much (if anything) about nutrition and they simply pass on their own poor eating choices to their kids, is it any wonder it's a problem. The "guidelines" are also a big issue. When I was young, the food pyramid became the dominant paradigm. Fortunately I was/am active, but for those who are mostly sedentary or un-athletic, the food pyramid is a recipe for obesity. Combine that with the explosion of junk/processed food and we are where we're at. Until there is significant pushback against agri-business, we are going to continue to struggle with food problems in this country.

  26. Mr PewPew says:

    That dog is cute xD

  27. Anthony Angel says:

    Ate that oatmeal and broke out into hives. Smh fuck oatmeal. Straight chicken

  28. James A says:

    Jesse's me as Jeff is talking about nutrition. I FEEL SO ASHAMED EATING A NON NUTRITIOUS FOOD.

  29. RSPR5 DRST says:

    I add enough fruit and very low sugar granola that every bite of oatmeal has enough fruit to mask the bland oatmeal taste. I pig out on it every morning. This morning I ate 1 cup of oatmeal, 1/3 a cup of granola, a banana, a half cup of strawberries, and 1/2 cup of blueberries, all cut up in a bowl and equalling up to around 600 calories and feel amazing all morning. I'm full and have lots of energy. Best part is I'm not running to the snack machine 2 hours later because I still feel full hours later. I change up the fruits in it regularly to mix up the taste as well as adding some other things to it. You can add cocoa powder or cinnamon or lots of other stuff with very low sugar to mix it up. May not be perfect but I try to keep my sugar intake at any meal below 10 grams and usually come in well below that, and try to stay below 30 grams a day, once again usually well below.

  30. J S says:

    Add peanut butter and jelly to oatmeal.

  31. Jordan Charles says:

    The strawberry kind of the quick oatmeal is the best

  32. Jamie Telltale says:

    Loooooooooool how long has the dog been in the background there for???

  33. 1000 subscribers And you get chocolate waffle says:

    I have a question I have watched a thousand videos and googled it a Thousand times with out finding an answer if I eat let’s just say 3500 calories worth of healthy foods a day can I lose fat, everything says eat more gain more but I am trying to burn fat and gain muscle. Any help would be great

  34. Crystal Taha says:

    Dog 🐕 roaming in that back…🧐

  35. Nevena H says:

    It's amazing that Jeff hasn't given himself diabetes eating rubbing like that for breakfast…

  36. nyc now says:

    That dog looks beautiful

  37. Michael McSherry says:

    My breakfast 3-4 times each week

    Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal
    1. 2 tbls of Barlean's (ground coconut, flax and chia)
    2. 1 tbls of Extra virgin olive oil
    3. 1 tbls of Avocado oil
    4. 1 tbls of Grape seed oil
    5. 1 tbls of Organic coconut oil
    6. 1/2 tsp of Celon cinnamon
    7. 1 tbls of Raw honey

  38. ArcanePath360 says:

    In 2019 Jesse doesn't look like he's bulked up at all, with all the benefit of 3 years working out with Athlean-X.
    I have to wonder about the advice here, even though it matches a lot of other seemingly good advice. Are us hard gainers doomed? Is testosterone the limiting factor? I notice that this is never touched on, and it is all important at building muscle.

  39. M C says:

    Try semolina

  40. Ben Wilson says:

    I was a massive junk food addict. One thing that helped me get in good nutrients was shakes. I'd have Greek yogurt, berries, milk and some honey or whatever and I'd mix it up. Not super food but it gave me some fibre every day and alot of micro nutrients.

  41. Kevin David says:

    8:30 Jesse showing withdrawal symptoms of sugar

  42. IceC0ldLatte says:

    Dogs always find a way to video bomb…

  43. chris draves says:

    That pumpkin he has up there is only sold In pack of 12 for 45$

  44. Manas Sikdar says:

    Jesse is staring right into my soul

  45. Enilesav says:

    oats + milk + honey+ nuts = explosion

  46. Dissent Truth- says:

    Been eating right for 2 weeks now, I sit there sometimes and think like man downing a whole box of cheezits while drunk sounds really tasting but then I remember where did that get me? Sober as well. Gunna keep improving.

  47. Joe Tart says:

    Skip the oatmeal, eat eggs, bacon and sausage 😀

  48. Fazeel Tahir says:

    Can i prepare oatmeal with milk? Losing fat

  49. Frankie’s Mom says:

    About how many grams of protein do we need to eat? I started my health journey and I’m out of shape

  50. KoolKatBeatz says:

    soooo did they just throw that stuff away??!?!?

  51. TheRosiebeam says:

    Why'd the take one bite of the donut look like a younger kid being pressured into trying a cigarette or something by an older or 'cooler' kid. Made me laugh oh and playing on 1.5x as always

  52. Chate Eamrungroj says:

    I always prefer savory oatmeal over sweet. Cook oatmeal with chicken/beef broth, serve with seasoned meatballs and roasted veggie. Divine.

  53. Rick Bailey says:

    2:17 Priceless!

  54. ThePaul Steezo says:

    A MAN'S GOT TO KNOW HIS LIMITATIONS…..

  55. Kalvin Kerns says:

    Awesome info! I've started doing two packs of unflavored instant oatmeal+2 spoons of peanut butter+half or full scoop of unflavored protein powder. Feels like a great breakfast to me and is very filling.

  56. Anirvin Vaddiyar says:

    Recently changed my breakfast from cereal to Quaker Oats. I have been feeling so much better in the morning. Thanks Jeff

  57. Giant Booger says:

    What you need to do is program your brain to the truth. Everything on the right hand side… is scooping spoonfuls of fat into your mouth and onto your belly and thighs. Fat.

  58. Chase The Obscene says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else get really jealous of those benches? That extra lower back support is literally worth every single penny 😬😲😲😲

  59. Alan Garcia says:

    Love this advice. When I was 280 I went lateral to just break the habit. Was addicted to McDonalds, no other fast food. Switched to Wendy’s, and it helped break my rhythm. Loved snickers, switched to natures valley gooey nut bar things, equally bad but different. Then started to make those small incremental changes and it was the only thing that ever worked for me. Great great guidance to pick the middle option.

  60. Claudio Garcia says:

    How long do wait to eat after a workout?

  61. Jorge De Brito says:

    🤣🤣🤣

  62. Bobby Taco says:

    Eggscelent

  63. Bobby Taco says:

    That's pretty much how I started eating oatmeal too

  64. Junior17 says:

    Training is easy, eating is one hell of a chore..how the hell am I supposed to eat 5 meals a day?

  65. Corwyn Warwaruk says:

    Did Jeff just say that calories don’t matter but it’s about the quality of food that matters?

    If calories in calories out is all that matters then would quality matter?

    Habits of an addiction seen at 2:15

  66. Corwyn Warwaruk says:

    Breakfast this morning consisted of Brie cheese and homemade cured dried pork loin. I can make my own blood glucose … I am a do it myself kind of person!

  67. Thyser Broodje says:

    Watching this while eating cereal 😶

  68. Thomas says:

    It takes money to eat proper. Most people can't afford to get or buy a week's worth of "good fish, or chicken". The average guy has to get by on what they can afford. All you can do is try to eat as healthy as you can..

  69. Kilroy says:

    I soak Steel cut oats with Almond milk bananas, blueberries, and strawberries overnight. I’m gonna add some pumpkin in now.

  70. On Sunny Day says:

    You cook oatmeal with minimum amount of water by microwave. After microwave cook done, mix and stir cooked oatmeal with ketchup very well. Then you'll have something worthwhile to eat. Believe me.

  71. Sav E says:

    Trying oats with milk being LACTOSE IS TERRIBLE. You will be in the bathroom for days

  72. Adam Schneider says:

    When it comes to sugar cinnamon spice is the lowest sugar kind. Also mixing quick oatmeal with plain whole milk yogurt and some fruit, best ever. I love it.

  73. M Lee says:

    My strength and muscles didn’t grow shit until I fixed my diet spent years making almost no difference until it was sorted, I quit lifting several times before I put it together.

  74. Mary Sue says:

    Kid will get hemaroids eating that ammount of refined white flour

  75. william sewell says:

    Just put cinnamon on it.

  76. Alejandra Quintero says:

    I used to be a high level athlete NCAA Division 1. I stopped after having children and getting a lab job and since then my eating been terrible my work out consistency has been terrible and your videos have really bwen intrumental in getting mw back.

  77. charles wooley says:

    eat better get more shredder

  78. XO0Z says:

    Dude I did exactly the same thing with my oatmeal , except I do mix it with raisins and my protein shake with it …funny… good stuff though

  79. Ashley McClung says:

    I LOVE your channel!! All about hard work, and you don't talk about carbs like they've evil. I'm going to your website to find a workable nutrition plan. Keto makes me sick.

  80. Jeff Moses says:

    Jeff this is the subject I need to hear it's really helpful for me

  81. ThereIsNoTry V says:

    Steel cut oates, granola, whole milk, almonds and strawberry/blueberry/banana. Hadn't had breakfast in years and now I never go without it

  82. Bleeding Flesh says:

    It's sad that healthy foods are more expensive. And in stores the junk is easier to find.

  83. Travis Gray says:

    Awesome video – loved it when Jesse stole the donuts!

  84. T Lovell says:

    No way is that Jesse! I am a recent subscriber and see how is now not what he used to be. The confidence in him on camera is massively different.

  85. Billy Overton says:

    Why doesn't he eat vegetables?

  86. Jay Smith says:

    EAT GOOD = GET BIG

  87. jarrid carter says:

    What about adding a spoon of plain peanut butter and a drizzle of local honey to slow oats? Healthy or nah?

  88. Alex alvarado says:

    I would eat like that n it fucked me up now I'm diabetic lol but I dont let it stop me I just changed my foods n I'm bulking n looking healthy n feeling so much better now

  89. FromBeToReality says:

    THUMBS UP!!
    then watch!!!

  90. Jorrun says:

    brilliant!

  91. Joshua R says:

    I just want the recipe

  92. Loren Dekleva says:

    Here what i eat in the morning and kinda like it … So i get oats put it in a bowl put some fruit in it(banana and some berries for me) and just put milk in it and let the oat expand for like 30 mins real good , i heard from my friend that he puts a banana and come cocoa powder in it … And ofc never put sugar in it lol

  93. Lift 4 Life Transformations says:

    Love this Jeff and Jessy. I started my weight gain journey at around 69kg and have always focused on quality rather than quantity (even though eventually I did get to eating a lot) and I now sit around 100kg and lean. I try and tell people this and they don't believe me lol

  94. car car says:

    I was just watching one of your videos the other day where you said that as a teenager you were scared to death of fats. You weren't eating anything with any fats in it. What the hell?

  95. Strange Thing says:

    I still can't believe Jeff used to pound entenmanns donuts. The hole is a little small, but you could make it work, I guess.

  96. Bradford Townsend says:

    Go Carnivore. High fat high protein, all will be fine.

  97. Zach Huff says:

    Are sunchips good or to much sugar

  98. Jeff Grey says:

    As I sit here with my bowl of froot loops in front of me..

  99. chriss4365 says:

    All chemicals

  100. SNKRhead Games says:

    I thought he was gonna say oatmeal is like the junk foods

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