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03-31-2004, 10:49 AM
I am just starting out and I need to gain weight. I am currently 10 lbs. under my required weight. I have been trying for about 3 months with no results. Any suggestions on high calorie foods or meals.
03-31-2004, 11:13 AM
15-18X your Body Weight in Calories
Chicken, Lean Meat, Tuna, Brown Rice, Natural Peanut Butter and a bunch of other stuff I am too lazy to type up right now.
03-31-2004, 11:15 AM
thanks so much, I have tried some of those. I guess I just need to eat more of them.
03-31-2004, 11:27 AM
Start tracking your daily calories and macronutrient ratios.
Aim for at least 1g per lb of bodyweight in protein.
No less than 20% of your calories from fat, including some essential fatty acids (fish and/or flax oil).
Eat a certain number of calories for a week, if you don't gain weight then increase cals and try again. Keep repeating until you find a number of calories that will gain you weight at the rate you desire (1 lb per week is good).
03-31-2004, 11:40 AM
one more question. I have stayed away from shakes so far. Do you think they would help?
03-31-2004, 01:12 PM
03-31-2004, 01:53 PM
It depends. Once you have worked out how much protein you are taking in, if you find you fall short of the 1g per lb goal it's a great way to make up the difference.
Not to mention the fact that you should be having one post workout.
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