View Full Version : need to gain weight

03-31-2004, 09:49 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, 10:13 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, 10:15 AM
thanks so much, I have tried some of those. I guess I just need to eat more of them.

03-31-2004, 10:27 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, 10:40 AM
one more question. I have stayed away from shakes so far. Do you think they would help?

the one
03-31-2004, 12:12 PM

03-31-2004, 12:53 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.