LUCKY OR CURSED? I WANT TO GAIN MORE MASS BUT... I eat a lot, all the time and dont put on any additional weight or mass. See my diet and let me know what's wrong or right.

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    Mar 04, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    LUCKY OR CURSED?
    I WANT TO GAIN MORE MASS BUT...
    I eat a lot, all the time and dont put on any additional weight or mass.
    See my diet and let me know what's wrong or right.


    Breakfast:
    Expresso (no sugar) + 1 slice white bread with peanut butter and jam.
    Smoothie: 1 banana + 1/2 apple + oatmeal + sweetner + water or skim milk

    Snack 1
    Crackers and orange juice

    Lunch:
    Lean ground beef + rice + cooked veggies + egg
    Chocolate (cant help loving it)

    Snack 2
    Crackers or cookies

    Snack 3
    Another Fruit Smoothie (see above)

    Activity 1: Workout (5pm)
    Protein shake (Isoflex)

    Activity 2: Soccer or Volleyball (7pm)

    Dinner:
    Same as lunch
    More chocolate - cant stop eating it

    Snack 4
    Cookies and milk
  • Timbales

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    Mar 04, 2009 4:56 PM GMT
    more protein, aim for 30g or more 5x a day
    take a look at your weight lifting routine, you may need to change it up
  • NYCguy74

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    Mar 04, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    for your snacks try to get some protein

    apple with peanut butter
    some lunch meat (watch out for too much sodium)
    low-fat cottage cheese
    string cheese
    yogurt
    hard boiled eggs
    another protein shake?
  • natsimjac1988

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    Mar 04, 2009 9:28 PM GMT
    I've commonly had the same problem, and recently have started gaining weight pretty fast. What I find works is to not eat 3 big meals a day with snacks in between, but to just eat those 3 or 4 times but with huge amounts of food. When you eat more meals but slightly smaller amounts, your metabolism just speeds up, as opposed to eating very large amounts a few times a day. Also, my Mega XXX protein shakes 1-2 times a day really helps too.
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    Mar 05, 2009 1:23 AM GMT
    make the "crackers or cookies" into sandwiches. Cheese, tuna, chicken whatever. Eat before sleeping. Not just a glass of milk, but a bowl of rice and chicken. I´m about to sleep and I´m hungry. I´m going to have a tuna mayo sandwich. At 10.30 pm. If I dont´I won´t sleep.

    eat eat eat. Think teenager on growth spurt.
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    Mar 05, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    your energy expenditure must be higher then your total caloric intake, you must be working out alot during they day, or staying very active which is good but if you want to add some more mass or weight your maybe going to want to add more protein, like said above with something as easy as yogurt and nuts, for additional small snacks throughout the day, try eating some lean ground turkey burgers, its good where the fat % is low while getting some good protein and maybe add some pesto sauce ontop that has some good stuff in it. I'm not dietition but have had experience with Sports Nutrition .. i'm just seeing that your snacks are mainly crackers.. what kind of crackers are you eating, probably not giving you much nutrition try a yogurt instead, or celery and peanut butter/peanuts oh and what about your omega 3's? add some fish in that diet it wouldent hurt ..... making your own trail mix is easy to do and if you love the chocolate add some m&m's in there but not too many!
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    Mar 05, 2009 2:08 AM GMT
    You need to be eating a hell of a lot more than you are now, man. Cut the chocolate and cookies, it's shit calories.

    You need to be on a "healthy see-food" diet. If you see food, and it's not twinkies, eat it.
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    Mar 05, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    You need to EAT an actual meal for breakfast.

    Then double your meals; eat 6 meals a day, instead of 3.
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    Mar 05, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    Get rid of all the bad carbs, crackers etc. An oz of protein per body weight, 3 meals a day. A snack mid morning and befor bed. I could or should be a protein shake. In your shake, use skim milk vs water.
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    Mar 17, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    What LuvMuscle said is true: instead of crackers have a shake and some nuts or a turkey sandwich and maybe add more protein on your breakfast like some scramble egg whites. Also your activities like soccer and volleyball consumes a lot of calories, in which case you would need to eat more calories like adding a potato or yam or wheat bread to your snacks. Also take some protein like a shake or cottage cheese or steak before you go to bed.
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    Mar 19, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    dude, eat some meat. you eat like mom sister - picking away at empty carbs all day and substituting real food with smoothies or protein drinks. eat meat with veggies, 3 times a day. eat 3 snacks that are protein and fruit or veggies as well. dump all the starch (crackers, cookies, crap). you think you eat alot?? no! punch your meals into fitday.com and see what your cals come to. i bet its under where you need to be to add mass.
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:49 AM GMT
    Hi

    If you want to put on muscle here are 4 golden rules:

    1. Make sure with your resistance training you always go to failure

    2. Do three weight sessions a week Monday,Wednesday and Friday

    3, Do one or two CV sessions a week only but they must be very high intensity - ie heart rate above 80% maximum heart. 20 mins is long enough

    4. You need 6 grams per kg body weight of carbs and 1.5 - 5 grams of protein per kg body weight, per 24 hours.

    You should see definite improvement in 3 months.
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    Mar 20, 2009 11:03 AM GMT
    Ya , easy for the FAT RJs above to talk !

    jk ... you know it's not easy, I know... it's not a normal situation of diet ... it's metabulism, but not the end of the world, make more efforts with your diet,more calories and protein, and work-out with heavy weights..
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    LuvMuscle99 saidGet rid of all the bad carbs, crackers etc. An oz of protein per body weight, 3 meals a day. A snack mid morning and befor bed. I could or should be a protein shake. In your shake, use skim milk vs water.


    I don't think you mean one ounce of protein per pound of body weight three times a day. Say he weighs 140. 140 ounces of protein three times a day?

    That would be eight pounds and twelve ounces of, say, boneless chicken breast three times a day.

    That might be too much even for chuckystud.