healthy ways to gain weight

  • northwhite

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    Sep 29, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    i am tooo skinny haha. help me out
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 29, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Eat lots of lasgne
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidEat lots of lasgne
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    Thats not the healthy way to gain weight, except around the waist..
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    northwhite saidi am tooo skinny haha. help me out


    By the looks of your profile, You have a great body. More weights, less Cardio. Im the same way, except im taller.
  • Kriss

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    Sep 29, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    I heard lots of peanut butter sammiches and something else (cant remember is a great way naturally) apparantly getting buff is expensive the supplemental way.
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    Sep 30, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    Eating lean proteins (fish, eggs, shrimp, shellfish, ect), vegetables, healthy fats (almonds and other nuts), and water! If you're really going to bulk though I recommend eating steak, bacon, and more bacon icon_biggrin.gif
  • Kriss

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    Sep 30, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidEating lean proteins (fish, eggs, shrimp, shellfish, ect), vegetables, healthy fats (almonds and other nuts), and water! If you're really going to bulk though I recommend eating steak, bacon, and more bacon icon_biggrin.gif


    Isn't there like a bacon shortage in the horizon for next year? So I hear....
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 30, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    davidw30101 said
    AMoonHawk saidEat lots of lasgne
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    Thats not the healthy way to gain weight, except around the waist..

    What ingredient is in Lasagne that you think is unhealthy ... it all depends on how you make it
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    davidw30101 said
    AMoonHawk saidEat lots of lasgne
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    Thats not the healthy way to gain weight, except around the waist..

    What ingredient is in Lasagne that you think is unhealthy ... it all depends on how you make it


    Pasta, meat, and cheeze....
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 30, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    davidw30101 said
    AMoonHawk said
    davidw30101 said
    AMoonHawk saidEat lots of lasgne
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    Thats not the healthy way to gain weight, except around the waist..

    What ingredient is in Lasagne that you think is unhealthy ... it all depends on how you make it


    Pasta, meat, and cheeze....

    pasta is made of grain, egg, water and olive oil ... all good for you
    meat ... adds protein you can use low fat or turkey burger
    cheese is calcium
    we are not rabbits ... our bodies need all these nutrients ... you just have to regulate your portions
    and if you don't like meat there is vegetarian lasagne
    it has tomato ... also healthy for men's prostrate
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    we're both ectos.

    When I was your age i was a toothpick. 6'1 @ 19 and was a buck 160 now i'm 6'3 and just cracked buck 90.

    I eat a shitload of steaks and drink half a gallon of milk a day on top of killing peanut butter sandwiches. Keep eating and eat constantly. Pasta like someone previously mentioned will help as well. I'll down 4 hard boiled eggs in the morning if im in a rush in the morning couple hours later i'll have a protein shake or buy 2. Lunch i have left over from my dinner or i'll hit up a deli in the bronx and get 2 footlong sandwiches. Just keep eating and do squats, deadlifts etc. etc. I can go into more detail but i don't want to type up an essay.
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    Sep 30, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Your overall diet should be around 45%-50% carbs, 25-30%% protein and 25% good fats. Even if you are gaining weight still keep to these ratios just up your intake.

    If you are having 2 slices of bread of lunch change it to four. Rice? Instead of 1 cup cooked try 1 and a half. To keep a healthy diet make sure the carbs are mainly complex carbs and low/medium glycemic index (eg wholemeal over white bread), protein should be lean as possible eg chicken breast and the fats should be mainly good fats eg olive oil, nuts, avocado, fatty fish etc.

    You may find you have to reduce your fibre intake as too much fibre can make you fill full and therefore curb your appetite. Still have a good intake of fruit and veg however focus on the carbs and protein first at meals.

    One thing important to watch is your saturated fat intake. It can be quite tempting to eat anything just to gain those extra calories however too much saturated fat can actually lead to you gaining/storing fat in your body.

    Mid meal snacks are important to add more cals, go for energy dense options such as fruit and nut mix or a tin of tuna on crackers.

    Finally protein/carb shakes are a great source of extra energy that can be consumed quickly. Look for something with a 50/50 mix.
  • mybud

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    Sep 30, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    sit on my face and you'll gain several ounces of tongue.....
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    Sep 30, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
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  • blueandgold

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    Sep 30, 2012 11:41 AM GMT
    davidw30101 said
    AMoonHawk said
    davidw30101 said
    AMoonHawk saidEat lots of lasgne
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    Thats not the healthy way to gain weight, except around the waist..

    What ingredient is in Lasagne that you think is unhealthy ... it all depends on how you make it


    Pasta, meat, and cheeze....


    It makes me sad when "pasta, meat and cheese" have made the lists of "bad foods". They sound more like staple foods to me.

    Am I supposed to sustain myself on carrot sticks and tofu?
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    Sep 30, 2012 12:08 PM GMT
    Eat six small meals evenly spaced through the day, instead of the traditional three main meals.

    For example:

    Meal 1 at 0700 Cereal/Oats with cut fruit
    Meal 2 at 1000 Sandwich of some description
    Meal 3 at 1300 Salad with roast chicken etc
    Meal 4 at 1600 Sandwich of some description
    Meal 5 at 1900 Rice/Pasta/Potato with meat and veggies
    Meal 6 at 2200 Yoghurt with cut fruit

    Drink fresh juice, milk in addition to water through the day and with each meal.

    You should never feel hungry or too full at any given time. Carbs are your friend, not enemy, if you want to gain weight.
  • training_guy

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    Sep 30, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    strap a midget onto your back with some duct tape- you just easily added 60 lbs and now you have two extra hands!
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    I look to people I know who struggle with weight and see what they eat, cause eating healthy and gaining weight don't go together.
  • Kriss

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    Sep 30, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    mybud saidsit on my face and you'll gain several ounces of tongue.....


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    Sep 30, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Hmm...Each week add calories to your overall meal, maybe a hundred or so extra each week (or what ever you feel comfortable with). Also, I've heard that they have good weight gainers at Vitamin Shoppe and the like that tend to be chockful of calories, as well as some creatine for an extra added oomph.
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    Sep 30, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    1) How many calories do you need? 3000? 4000? 5000? 6000?
    2) How big is your appetite?
    3) How much time per day can you spend eating?

    The answer to these questions will determine if you need supplementation and if so, how much.
  • ASHDOD

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    Sep 30, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    my question how to gain weight, stay healthy but increase only muscle and not belly? icon_eek.gif