Starting to gain weight

  • sfboy987

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    Jan 29, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    I know this topic comes up often, but I'm writing to see what tips you guys have for gaining weight. I'm currently working on a goal of building more muscle. I'd say my body type is more of a mesomorph, so I gain and lose weight somewhat easily, usually staying around the same weight. Recently in the past four months, I'm not quite sure what it is, but I have lost a substantial amount of weight. I usually stay around 150-155 lbs, but now I am about 141-142 lbs. I'm not frail and skinny right now, and I'd say I'm a bit leaner at the moment. I feel this is the perfect time for me to gain weight and build muscle.

    For years I have had the mindset of losing weight, cutting calories, eating the right foods, etc. Now, I'm wondering if gaining weight is easier or if it entails the same steps? I'm not going to eat everything in sight like crappy junk food. Should I just keep filling up on (good) high-fat foods like peanut butter? Any tips or resources would help thanks!
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    Jan 30, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    Junk food won't help you gain weight the way you want to - unless you're looking for love handles. icon_eek.gif

    Are you doing more cardio recently? You should also rule out adult onset diabetes, if this has happened suddenly.

    Gaining has always been rough for me. If I'm not careful, I'll gain around the middle.
  • sfboy987

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    Jan 30, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    I have been walking a lot more in recent months, so that is the really the only reason I can think of for losing weight. I don't have any type of condition, so diabetes wouldn't be the reason I lost weight. As for eating the right types of foods, I would be concerned about "where" the fat goes. Again, I'm not planning on eating crappy food. So far I have just increased the amount of healthy fats I eat and also carbohydrates. I'm eating more peanut butter, pasta, and using more olive oil in my cooking, and of course it's all natural foods (I'm not eating skippy). More tips are appreciated!
  • sfboy987

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    Feb 01, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    Anyone?
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    Feb 01, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    I am in the process of bulking up too.

    You said you have some issue with weight loss. I think it can either be one of two (albeit obvious) factors: 1. Food intake; 2. Energy expended.

    Did you change diet in the last few months?
    Are you eating about the same, more of less food on a daily basis?

    Are you changing your sleeping pattern?
    Are you working out (on top of the extra working) more?
    The weather can play a role too (we expend a lot of energy keeping ourselves warm, so we have to eat more in winter).

    Just some thoughts that I have right now.
    Good luck with gaining weight.