SICK OF BEING SLIM

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    Jul 27, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    I have been slim all my life and have always had trouble with putting on weight. I have tried protien shakes and eating more to balance out my fast matabalism but nothing has worked so far. I wanna gain weight in the right way withmuscle and not fat, which is what happend when I used the prtien shakes. I could see that I was gaining weight but it was fat weight. Any one have any suggestions on how I can gain some weight and look a lil bit more buff?
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    Jul 27, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
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    Jul 27, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
    thanks
  • shirty

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    Aug 04, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    hurdel400 saidI have been slim all my life and have always had trouble with putting on weight. I have tried protien shakes and eating more to balance out my fast matabalism but nothing has worked so far. I wanna gain weight in the right way withmuscle and not fat, which is what happend when I used the prtien shakes. I could see that I was gaining weight but it was fat weight. Any one have any suggestions on how I can gain some weight and look a lil bit more buff?


    Hey,

    I have the same problem as you. When you're really slim you tend to have a negative view of fat, to the point where you don't eat properly. (I can say so for myself, and it's been a struggle).

    What I realized was fat is good if it is healthy fat. So I developped a strict diet for myself where I have to eat the food I prepared for each day... about 5-6 small meals/large snacks with plenty of water. I made sure to include good fats from flax, nuts/seeds, and fish.

    You're right - when we start eating better we will put on a bit of fat weight. This is normal. It looks and feels more drastic because we are skinny as hell, but your body needs the fat if it wants to build the muscles in the first place.

    So my advice is to plan out a diet that has all the nutrients you need and a good balance of fat, protein, carbs, and stick to a good exercise routine. The rest is dedication and patience. It takes a long time to see major results...

    Good luck!
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Aug 04, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    WOW guys,

    There are so many people that would KILL to be "slim" like you are.

    Be happy and thankful you are so healthy!




  • shirty

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    Aug 04, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidWOW guys,

    There are so many people that would KILL to be "slim" like you are.

    Be happy and thankful you are so healthy!






    Thanks! I'm healthy now, but honestly I used to be really sick. I was underweight and malnourished. I'm not saying it's horrible being slim, but I think if you're too thin it's really unhealthy. Just like being too fat. But for different reasons.
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    Aug 04, 2009 9:17 PM GMT

    Join the club !!
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    Aug 04, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidWOW guys,

    There are so many people that would KILL to be "slim" like you are.

    Be happy and thankful you are so healthy!






    Hear! Hear! - I'm overweight and I would gladly trade my body for yours.
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    Aug 04, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    Well, authorities on getting buffed have this to say. If you want to look like a bodybuilder (or more like one) you have to train like one.

    Simple advice.icon_biggrin.gif
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 05, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
    That what I say when I was 17, now I wish I never say that. Be careful what you wishing for!
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    Aug 05, 2009 1:50 PM GMT
    I have to agree that when you're skinny, you're so use to being lean that if you ever have any weight gain you desperately want it to be solid muscle.

    I will say consider some of the things that has already been said.

    Just try to be as healthy you can be. Remain active, eat right and you should fine.

    thats pretty much what I do. everything now and then I get a slight pouch on my stomach and it freaks me out, its happening right now, but I know I've been eating right and staying in shape. So I'm assuming its just natural. And it usually goes away after a month for some reason.
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    Aug 05, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    eat like 6000 calories and lift weights for 1-2 hours? you cant stay skinny forever, you have to damage your muscles if you want them to grow just eating wont do much
  • brcm07

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    Aug 08, 2009 9:24 AM GMT
    I've always been slim too, and despite lifting weights regularly and chugging down protein shakes afterwards, nothing seemed to be happening. For at least the past couple years my weight never exceeded 145 pounds.

    Over the summer though, I made several changes to my routine that were recommended in Michael Mejia's book From Scrawny to Brawny and in the past couple months I've gone from 144 pounds to 155, with at least 6 of those pounds added just during the past month. I'm also seeing more muscle tone-- so it's not just all added fat. If you haven't read that book yet, I highly recommend getting it.

    Basically, some of the changes I made were:
    - using free weights only and compound lifts
    - resting at least a day in between workouts and restricting cardio to just two times per week.
    - I started using Cytogainer as my recovery protein drink. When mixed with milk it's about 900 calories and 50g of protein with a fairly low protein to fat ratio. It also has BCAA amino acids and a bit of creatine.
    - I also increased my calorie intake to about 3,600 per day by eating 5-6x a day and started really tracking how much I ate, making sure that I didn't skip any meals, etc. I also mixed in nuts and fish oil to my diet.

    Hope some of these suggestions help.
  • rnch

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    Aug 08, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    tired of being "slim"?

    hve some of my doner DNA cells injected into you... icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 08, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Yeah, this is a problem for a lot of guys.

    I was like 149 lbs and 5'10" for almost 25 years, fast metabolism too. And I ate everything, meat, chicken, milkshakes, you name it.

    Then I hit my late 30's and BOOM, my metabolism finally slowed, and I went from 149 to 172, which is what I am now. I think it all happened over a years time. I ate the same things.

    People don't understand how being thin is just as embarrassing as being fat. I remember the wife of my old boss at some job years ago (1987) asking me to reach up to grab a box of prnter cartridges, and she said "Now don't hurt yourself, you're just a bag of bones."

    But I did learn how to respond to overweight people who look at you and say "god, you're SO skinny" in an attempt to embarass you.

    "Well, you're so FAT! Hurts doesn't it"
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:02 AM GMT
    Oh I know exactly what you mean.
    I'm 20 years old, and I've weight 110-120 lbs since I was 14.
    I've tried for a couple years now to gain weight; with protein shakes, and exercise, to binge eating, but the weight just never stayed on.
    I'm also not one to care about the fat, carb contents... because I loves me a giant plate of bacon.
    An average day consists of me eating around 7000+ calories.
    If anyone knows of a way for me to gain weight feel free to msg me icon_biggrin.gif
    And Good luck TO EVERYONE !!!
    WEEEEEE!
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    Sep 03, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
    Skinny is bad but slim is good. If you really are slim (as opposed to skinny), just enjoy it while it lasts; your metabolism will slow down at some point on its own.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Sep 03, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    kallymaximus said
    An average day consists of me eating around 7000+ calories.


    I don't believe you. icon_smile.gif

    Not being a jackass, but there's no way you eat 7000 calories a day; you're miscounting.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 03, 2009 7:25 PM GMT

    I like being slim and like pushing myself - with my health in mind - to lean out even more. I don't lift and thoroughly enjoy cardio exercises such as rowing, swimming, and volleyball.

    Hey, but everyone is different.
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    Sep 04, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    UFJocknerd said
    kallymaximus said
    An average day consists of me eating around 7000+ calories.


    I don't believe you. icon_smile.gif

    Not being a jackass, but there's no way you eat 7000 calories a day; you're miscounting.


    Breakfast, Lunch, 3 Dinners plus snacks in between, and 3000 cals in protein shakes in between.
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    Sep 04, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    kallymaximus said
    Breakfast, Lunch, 3 Dinners plus snacks in between, and 3000 cals in protein shakes in between.


    This, probably along with some miscalculations for the meal nutritional values (because I think even 4000 is much higher than your actual intake) partially explains why you're mistaken about your intake. Unless you have some (rather severe) medical condition, being 120 lbs at an intake of 7000 cals is impossible.
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    Sep 05, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    I think the common denominator in every "I'm too skinny" complaint is the contradiction between being healthy (lean) and not feeling attractive. Perhaps skinny people have a sharper perception of how health and attractiveness don't always go hand in hand...
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    Oct 21, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    i ran into the same problem. Heavy metabolism, which i can eat whatever the hell i want. Overall is just increase total calorie intake, but at the same time be smart in what you eat. Anything you intake and dont use up will get stored as fat this includes protein, carbs and fat.
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 21, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    I for one, would like to donate my fatlocks to you.
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    Oct 21, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
    kallymaximus saidOh I know exactly what you mean.
    I'm 20 years old, and I've weight 110-120 lbs since I was 14.
    I've tried for a couple years now to gain weight; with protein shakes, and exercise, to binge eating, but the weight just never stayed on.
    I'm also not one to care about the fat, carb contents... because I loves me a giant plate of bacon.
    An average day consists of me eating around 7000+ calories.
    If anyone knows of a way for me to gain weight feel free to msg me icon_biggrin.gif
    And Good luck TO EVERYONE !!!
    WEEEEEE!


    Really? That does not sound healthy. When I was a little younger than you, I had a voracious appetite. I ate and ate, could never feel full, and was losing weight. Over time I became very sick and had to be taken to the emergency room. It turned out that I was a type 1 diabetic and my body was not producing insulin to breakdown the food I was eating and I had extremely high blood sugar levels. I would see a doctor if you are really eating that much and not gaining weight as you probably have some sort of medical condition.