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[quote="Delphiki"]Most of what you listed is junk. I am also skinny, if I want to gain weight then I am able to do that by exercising and eating more (healthy!). I don't eat chips, candybars, pancakes, sugar cubes!?!, donuts, etc. A year ago to gain weight I ate 2 protein bars and about half a gallon of milk a day. Over about 5 months I gained about 10 lbs. But like I said I was working out while I was doing that. There is no point in gaining weight just to weigh more. I am into basketball right now (shot hoops for around 2 hours today) so I won't see weight gain as quickly, but I need to get more in shape aerobic wise. Just wanted to clarify that the 2 protein bars and milk was added to what I ate, not the only thing I ate.[/quote]
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Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:32 am
Weight gain can do with a perfect plan. Use healthy and full of fat foods. Use fish, chicken, meat and milk, these foods are healthy as respect to gain weight. save more energy because these saved energy are use in build body mass.
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:58 am
I used to have that trouble. First, get your thyroid checked. If that's normal then you can try other things to gain.
Don't just eat junk and sit around, that will just make you fat. You don't want to be fat or flabby you want to gain muscle. Make sure you work out along with eating and suppliments. Don't work the same areas of your body two consecutive days. Upper body one day, lower the next, abs every day. High weights, low reps for six weeks to build, then low weights, high reps for' six weeks to cut.
When you are in a building cycle, eat whatever you want that isn't junk. As much as you want. Plenty of protein such as red meat, also carbs and dairy. I'll add a shake recipe as well to drink every day during the bulking cycle.
During the cutting cycle, you still eat a good bit of protein, vegetables, but not so much carbs and dairy. Have a serving of carbs and dairy every day of course, but just don't carb load like during the bulking cycle.
The cutting cycle is there to work off the layer of body fat that's over the muscle you have built during the bulking cycle. It gives you definition. Without it you just look like a 50 year old who has done a lot of physical labor.
Heres the shake;
Weider powder (or other protein powder for bodybuilders) - the amount the can suggests
instant breakfast - 1 envelope
1/4 cup powdered milk
1 or 2 scoops your favorite ice cream
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
mix all that up in a blender and drink it down. Then be still for about thirty minutes or you will throw that right back up. It's very filling.
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:26 am
Are you talking about lean gains OP? Or, something else?
A good rule is to eat as balanced a diet as you can afford, but to monitor your protein intake and try to incorporate at least one gram of protein per pound of body weight into your diet every day, then train every other day rotating push and pull based resistance exercises which are targetted at specific areas of the body. I find dumbells to be the better option, for me they're much better than any of the machines or large bars. Don't worry too much about abdominals, abdominal development will happen naturally as a result of the push and pull exercises. Eat well, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, avoid refined sugars and sweetners (use honey or unrefined sugar instead) and white carbs, use wholemeal variants as much as possible as they release energy slowly. Keep your fat instake to a minimum and rest regularly,
This is something I feel that you can maintain for life.
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:54 pm
eat three balanced meals and three ensure or boost shakes in between. i wish i had trouble gaining weight.
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:51 pm
Lift weights and eat a healthy, balanced diet. That's really the only viable plan I can see working for you. Good luck!
ps Constant snacking on junk food will boost your metabolism. Look at what novice sumo wrestlers do in Japan: they skip breakfast, work out in the morning, then have a huge lunch followed by a nap. This shifts the metabolism into weight gain mode. Not that I am advocating a sumo lifestyle for you.
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:47 pm
As stated above, it's about protein.
A high carbohydrate intake actually fires up the metabolism, so if you make sure you mix proteins with them you will cetainly slow down your metabolism, and end up gaining weight.
My recommendation would be lots of free range eggs and various nuts & nut butters, combined with potatoes, rice, etc.
(I don't recommend meat and dairy because it's not healthy in the long term, and especially not in large amounts, but it will work for weight gain too, and should be healthy enough if consumed in moderation as an adjunct to other protein sources.)
Edit: Stimulants increase metabolism, so best to avoid those too...caffeine, theobromine..
(But if you are used to a lot of coffee/tea/chocolate, cut it down gradually, otherwise withdrawals are too strong and you will end up taking them again whether you really wish to or not.)
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:27 pm
... sugar cubes!?! ...
I try to avoid sugar, but occasionally I crave something sweet for dessert and eat three or four almonds with a brown sugar cube. Yummy
That's much less sugar than a slice of cake or a candy bar has. Or a soda, for that matter. I read that a single can of Coke contains the equivalent of 10-15 sugar cubes (some sources even say 20 cubes).
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:28 pm
Drink 1% Milk, eat brown rice, fruits of many kinds, protein filled food or protein powder with milk for muscle mass, have a fillet or so of meat every day, potatoes(butter optional), honey, don't forget other vegetables, perhaps cook some in oil for extra fat... This is the cleaner and healthier way mind you, potato chips and all that in the long run will probably just make you skinny fat, and give you health problems down the road. I would recommend lifting weights, even if it's just 20lb dumbell work outs (they do work to gain mass believe it or not, and judging from your pic you have a bodytype that gains lean mass easily once you get into working out consistently. The food and everything should cover the amount of protein you need to gain mass. I recommend you check out some bodybuilding articles on bodybuilding.com, even if you don't plan on working out, there is tons of good information regarding how to gain size without killing yourself with potato chips and other junk you listed.
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:16 pm
Most of what you listed is junk.
I am also skinny, if I want to gain weight then I am able to do that by exercising and eating more (healthy!).
I don't eat chips, candybars, pancakes, sugar cubes!?!, donuts, etc.
A year ago to gain weight I ate 2 protein bars and about half a gallon of milk a day. Over about 5 months I gained about 10 lbs.
But like I said I was working out while I was doing that. There is no point in gaining weight just to weigh more. I am into basketball right now (shot hoops for around 2 hours today) so I won't see weight gain as quickly, but I need to get more in shape aerobic wise.
Just wanted to clarify that the 2 protein bars and milk was added to what I ate, not the only thing I ate.
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Post subject: Weight gain diet
I'm much too skinny, sometimes underweight. In the last week, - I ate five bags of crisps, several litres of a local product called 'vla' and yogurt, several candy bars, fries, pizza, one or two smoothies, a lot of milk, chocolate milk, pancakes, even sugar cubes, cookies and a lot more. Yet I haven't gained any weight (thought I had at one point, but I was wearing heavy clothes). I know several people who have the same problem, although less severely.
Is there a diet that can make me gain a lot of weight? It doesn't have to be immediate, but this has been my diet for several months now, and I seem to have lost weight.
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