Is it possible to gain weight with out supplements?

  • zenny

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    May 18, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Hello everyone.
    Is it possible to get a beautiful buff body like the men on here without taking artificial protein/extracts? Reason being, if you take protein, you'd have to gulp in a lot of water to keep your kidneys healthy right? I am taking potassium for a medical reason, therefore excessive water intake is probably not a good idea. when I see guys at the gym with a beautiful body I always gets bummed out. Do you guys have any suggestions?
    Anyways, thanks for your time. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 18, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    zenny said... when I see guys at the gym with a beautiful body I always gets bummed out. Do you guys have any suggestions? icon_biggrin.gif
    Yeah, learn to be happy with yourself as you are.
    Once you accomplish that, then start working on sculpting your body into something different, and rock the fuck out of your own progress.
    Otherwise you'll be in a failing battle to achieve a look that's unattainable.
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    May 18, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    No you don't. You need to eat a lot of the right foods and exercise rigorously
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    May 19, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    You should talk to a nutritionist/dietitian that can formulate a diet for you where you can gain weight and minimize fluid retention.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    May 19, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Its called FOOOOOD. I WISH my goal was to gain weight...cause losin it is a BIIATCH
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    May 19, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidIts called FOOOOOD. I WISH my goal was to gain weight...cause losin it is a BIIATCH



    RIIIGHT!
  • zenny

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    May 20, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    Thanks guys for the insight.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 21, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    i gained weight mainly working out(65lbs), my appetite increased proportionally.
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    May 22, 2011 1:35 PM GMT
    I gain weight easily, without supplements or working out.
    In fact, I gained 60 lbs like that.
    It took about a year to get rid of all that fat, though. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 03, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    zenny saidHello everyone.
    Is it possible to get a beautiful buff body like the men on here without taking artificial protein/extracts? Reason being, if you take protein, you'd have to gulp in a lot of water to keep your kidneys healthy right? I am taking potassium for a medical reason, therefore excessive water intake is probably not a good idea. when I see guys at the gym with a beautiful body I always gets bummed out. Do you guys have any suggestions?
    Anyways, thanks for your time. icon_biggrin.gif


    I have read A LOT of scientific articles in exercise physiology that say drinking milk after a workout helps with weight gain...and as a nutrition major in college, I would have to say I agree. Milk is by far the most nutritionally dense beverage. Don't drink it if you want to lose weight, the calicum and weight loss claims are a crock. Being that you take potassium, I would definitely stay a way from most of energy drinks
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    Jun 05, 2011 1:16 AM GMT
    Zenny,

    Did your doctor advise you to 'Not drink excessive amounts of water'?

    Do you know how much is 'Excessive'?

    Perhaps there are other reasons to reduce your water intake......but I'm not aware of any reason to restrict water while taking a potassium supplement.

    Are you taking Potassium Citrate or some other form?
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    zenny saidHello everyone.
    Is it possible to get a beautiful buff body like the men on here without taking artificial protein/extracts? Reason being, if you take protein, you'd have to gulp in a lot of water to keep your kidneys healthy right? I am taking potassium for a medical reason, therefore excessive water intake is probably not a good idea. when I see guys at the gym with a beautiful body I always gets bummed out. Do you guys have any suggestions?
    Anyways, thanks for your time. icon_biggrin.gif


    I would recommend for gaining weight, you must eat more calories than your body burns off.Increase your protein intake and calorie intake. With out protein your body cannot build new muscle.

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    Jun 09, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    Yes it is 100 percent. Just know your body type and work from there.
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    Jun 10, 2011 7:56 AM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidIts called FOOOOOD. I WISH my goal was to gain weight...cause losin it is a BIIATCH



    haha.. let's trade metabolisms for a little bit icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    losing weight is easy here, seems i just think about it and wham, 2 pounds gone.
    i lost 4 last week and i don't even know how, probably just ate less .

    gaining is a massive commitment. I managed about 12 pounds since last fall and 'm stuck there.
    i'm getting stronger ( increasing the loads ) but not bigger...arms still at 15 in .
    But as Paul said, being happy with what you "can" achieve is the main thing.
    I could never get 17in arms, but if i could get another 1/2 in, i'll be very very happy.
    same with chest .

    but without supplements if you're a hard gainer, you'll have to eat a lot of chicken, tuna, salmon, nuts, complex carbs, ... rinse and repeat.
  • justinlee86

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    Jun 10, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    Eating right is key...as everyone above has mentioned!!!

    I will emphasize again

    DIET, DIET, DIET!!!!!!
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    Jun 10, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    yes it's called using appropriate food(s)