I've been taking weight gainer for about the last 5 weeks, and started WBB1.1 at the same time. Also at the same time, i started eating more than i had been before. i'm literally still sitting at 150-151lbs, and it doesnt seem like im going anywhere. last week sometime, the scale tipped over to 154lbs, and i was actually getting excited that i was starting to gain weight, but this morning before starting my work out (i always weigh myself before the work out) i was back down to 150
on food alone, im doing about 3500-4000 calories a day, plus a weight gainer shake immediately after the work out.
what the hell is wrong with me?
weight yourself in the morning after using the washroom, it's more consistent.
Hate to break it to you, but if you're not gainin weight you need more calories. Try making your weight gainer with whole milk, olive oil and/or cream.
Eat more food. McDonalds once a day
I am going to start taking a weight gainer soon, and hopefully i don't have your same problem. But i weigh myself a lot too now as it is, and I have started to eat a lot more, but I don't gain weight either. Maybe it is just that you have a really active and fast metabolism?
I am willing to bet you do not CONSISTENTLY eat enough. I know several people that use to go on "blah blah blah I eat SOOO much." They started tracking everything they ate, turned out they would be good one day and then horrible the next.
Do you count all your calories and know that you are eating 3-4k or are you just guessing?
P.S. Weight gainer is nothing more than calories, there is no special weight gaining effects about it. So it should 'work' in the time it takes it to get through your gastrointestinal tract.
Seriously, eat more. Liquify your food if you have trouble eating enough. There are some good shake recipes on this site.
Last edited by bjohnso; 04-07-2008 at 09:42 PM.
I'd suggest trying products like MAXIMUS or MASS STACK from atlarge and giving them a try. EASY ways to put the cals down..
adding 500 cals a day over what you take is usually a good place to start!
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If you eat 4000 cal one day but only take in 3000 cal the next, you won't get anywhere. Been there done that. You have to be consistent day to day to make progress. Start tracking if you're not already and see where you are. If you are being consistent then just up your intake by 500 cal and monitor.
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Over the weekends, when i'm not lifting, i do find myself not eating quite as much and not taking the weight gainer.
i think what i'm going to have to do is start taking two of my shakes a day, including days off, and trying to eat as much on my non-lift days as i do the lifting days.
yesterday when i was in the gym i was back up to 152.6, ugh i hate my metabolism
I know, I know, the 150 lb 6'-1" guy giving advice about lifting. Well I just weighed myself and I'm 152 so Blahhhhhhh. JK
Sad truth for you - you won't gain much weight eating healthy. It's just too hard to get the calories you need eating healthy foods.
i feel like complete ass when i eat garbage like mcdonalds. that crap is ridiculously unhealthy, and i dont care if it takes me a year to gain the weight i want to if thats how long it will take eating health-ier food.
i drank a gallon of whole milk today. i didnt realize that i just cracked the gallon this morning until just now when i finished it. oops?
oh yeah, and i'm holding a steady 155, and i feel fat
Last edited by JoeGibs; 04-17-2008 at 02:47 AM.
hey now, 5 pounds is a big deal to me, lol. i've been stuck at 150 or slightly below since i was like 14 years old, and i'm 22 now. i'm not stopping at 155, if thats what i made it sound like
I think the biggest problem I see is people expecting results too soon.
Bulking takes some time especially if you're trying to limit the amount of body fat. For example during my bulking phase I've gone from 155LBS to 165LBS in about 9 months. That's a gain of 1.11 LBS per month.
My best advice is stay consistent with your calorie intake and work out. Trust me, your body will have no choice but to grow.
Just eat. Stop acting all healthy. Eat what you want and lots of it. Don't worry how much protein is in it you can make that up with shakes. I have two shakes a day and just eat carbs all day it works and it's easy calories if i don't feel i've eaten enough in the day i feast with easy calories in the evening. Make eating your life style if you want gains. Eat one meal while planning the next
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