Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Feeding Time

It’s time to eat for those who have read both the Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Grocery List and the Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Prep And Pack articles. If you haven’t read these articles yet, you might be a bit lost going forward so I suggest checking them out now. You’ve turned the grocery list in part 1 into prepped and packaged meals. The only thing left to do is plan your meals to optimize growth. What do I mean by this? It’s crucial to plan your meals accordingly to when you workout.  I know they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but in my world it’s the pre and post workout meals. Pre workout meals are going to provide energy throughout your workout and should include a good amount of protein and slow digesting carbs. Where as your post workout meal should be high in protein and fast digesting carbs for recovery and rebuilding muscle. Below is a full breakdown of my daily intake including calories for each meal, I usually workout from 6-7:30pm.

Part 3 Of 3

  1. Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Grocery List
  2. Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Prep And Pack
  3. Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Feeding Time

Eat Up, Meal Time

Full breakdown of meals and calories per meal.

Protein = P

Carbohydrates = C

Fats = F

Breakfast 1: 7:00 – 7:30am

(210 Calories P-26g/C-7g/F-8g)

Breakfast 2: 9:00 – 9:30am

(675 Calories P-35g/C-79g/F-25g)
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1 Red Delicious Apple
  • 4 Large Eggs

Lunch 1: 11:45pm – 12:15pm

(616 Calories P-61g/C-43g/F-27g)
  • 8 oz. Chicken
  • 8 oz. Potato
  • 1 Cup Broccoli
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lunch 2: 2:00 – 2:30pm

(785 Calories P-41g/C-57g/F-47g)
  • 2 Slices 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • 5 Whole Wheat Crackers
  • 1 Can Tuna In Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Reduced Fat Mayo
  • 1 tbsp. Dill Relish
  • 26 Almonds

Pre Workout Meal: 4:00pm

(660 Calories P-50g/C-75g/F-20g)

Post Workout Shake: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

(400 Calories P-41g/C-50g/F-4g)

Post Workout Meal 2: 8:00pm

(565 Calories P-62g/C-53g/F-12g)
  • 8 oz. Chicken
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 Cup Broccoli
  • 16 oz. Unsweetened Almond/Coconut Milk

Snack: 10:00 – 10:30pm

(145 Calories P-18g/C-7g/F-5g)
  • 1/2 Cup LowFat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup 4% Cottage Cheese

Protein: 329
Carbs: 371
Fat: 148
Total Calories: 4,026

You can do this! Believe me, I know it’s going to be hard eating this many calories but if you want to grow naturally you’ll find a way! Trust me when I say, it will get easier. I hope you enjoyed this meal plan! If you have any suggestions or want to chat about gaining weight please leave a comment below. Also, go follow WaterJugFitness on Twitter and Instagram for daily fitness tips, dieting and motivation.

8 thoughts on “Ultimate 4,000 Calorie Clean Bulking Meal Plan: Feeding Time

  1. I have had to alter this somewhat due to my work schedule, but this is basically what I’ve been routinely doing for the last month and a half. Managed to lose nearly 10lbs and bulk up a bit.

    7AM: OATS (3 Eggs every other day)/one slice of toast

    10:30-11AM: Protein shake for meal replacement

    2:30-3PM: *half of a normal boneless chicken breast-grilled/half cup of veggies (broccoli, green beans, asparagus etc)/ fruit cup ***days I can’t make this, I get a healthy chicken salad from subway- no cheese or fattening dressings or croutons. Just stick to the vinegar and oil and honey mustard occasionally.

    5:30-6PM: *half of a normal boneless chicken breast-grilled/ half cup of rice/full cup of random veggies

    7PM: pre-workout protein shake

    9PM: post-workout protein shake/half cup of cottage cheese

    11PM: casein protein shake

    if you have any suggestions to alter, i’m down to hear em

    Thanks

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    • Hey Joe, nice! Glad to hear it is working for you! My suggestion to your current plan would be to add an additional ½ cup of rice, 4 – 6oz. chicken, and veggies after your workout. Post workout meals are crucial for repairing and building muscle. My post workout meal is one of my largest meals, even though it’s late, those calories are extremely important. You could also try switching from real eggs to egg whites, or one real egg and two egg whites. Maybe try cutting your morning oats in half since you’re also eating a piece of toast. Also, are you doing milk with your shakes or water? The results are coming, you’re seeing them it just takes some time. If you’re looking to cut fat and add lean muscle faster you could try a few different things, add more protein, eat less carbs, and add cardio. I think with the addition on the meal I suggested above you will add more lean muscle. With the addition of the extra meal, you could try adding some High Intensity Interval Training. Sprints at an incline are great for burning fat.

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    • Hey Jorge, thanks for the comment and reading! Another one of my subscribers revised the plan for a morning workout and it looked good to me. Check it out below. Hope this helps!

      Pre Workout Meal: 6:00AM (660 Calories P-50g/C-75g/F-20g)
      • 1 1/2 Scoops Gold Standard 100% Whey
      • 2 Slices 100% Whole Wheat Bread
      • 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
      • 1 tbsp. Grape Jelly
      • 2 tbsp. Dextrose

      Post Workout Shake:– 7:30pm (400 Calories P-41g/C-50g/F-4g)
      • 2 tbsp. Dextrose
      • 1 1/2 Scoops Gold Standard 100% Whey
      • 1/2 Cup Oats

      Breakfast 2: 8:00 – 9am (675 Calories P-35g/C-79g/F-25g)
      • 1 Cup Oats
      • 1 Red Delicious Apple
      • 4 Large Eggs

      Lunch 1: 11:45pm – 12:15pm (616 Calories P-61g/C-43g/F-27g)
      • 8 oz. Chicken
      • 8 oz. Potato
      • 1 Cup Broccoli
      • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

      Lunch 2: 3:00 – 3:30pm (785 Calories P-41g/C-57g/F-47g)
      • 2 Slices 100% Whole Wheat Bread
      • 5 Whole Wheat Crackers
      • 1 Can Tuna In Water
      • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      • 1 tbsp. Reduced Fat Mayo
      • 1 tbsp. Dill Relish
      • 26 Almonds

      Post Workout Meal 2: 6:00pm (565 Calories P-62g/C-53g/F-12g)
      • 8 oz. Chicken
      • 1 Cup Rice
      • 1 Cup Broccoli
      • 16 oz. Unsweetened Almond/Coconut Milk

      Snack: 9 (145 Calories P-18g/C-7g/F-5g)
      • 1/2 Cup LowFat Cottage Cheese
      • 1/4 Cup 4% Cottage Cheese

      Total Calories: 4,026

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    • Hey Luis, sorry for the delay in my response. Anyways, unfortunately school doesn’t make it easy to get all of these meals in. You could ask your teachers if you could eat in class, but if that fails then you would want to utilize more shakes and bars for calories. As for work, it really just depends on the flexibility you have. My job allows me to eat and work at the same time so I don’t have any issues. If you don’t have that flexibility again you would want to find quick, simple, healthy snacks to eat throughout the day. I hope this helps somewhat. I know it can be tough, trust me, I went through it as well.

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  2. Hello! I have issues gaining muscle because I run 2 miles in the morning and I also teach 2 HIIT classes mid day so I’m doing a lot of cardio. I lift at night around 10PM. I am 5’9″ and I weigh 150 pounds. Would you suggest doing anything different for me from what you listed above?? I’ve been trying to follow this eating plan for the past week and all is going well, I just wanted to make sure it was a good idea for me to follow this. Thank you! Cameron!

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