its soooooo hard for me to gain weight! when i work out i just get CUT and not really gain nay weight. i can eat like a 300lb person for a while and i still wont gain more than a couple pounds . . i just **** a lot more.
people tell me to take weight gainers . . . others say take creatine . . .
i have started working out over the past week and a half . . . so should i take creatine and keep working out or take weight gainers and keep working out?
ps. i want to gain like 20lbs - 25lbs in a short period of time . . .
From what i've learned here on the boards is you don't need the "magic" supplement. You need to eat, feel full during the whole day. Eat every 2 - 3 hours and make sure maintain enough protein. Invest in a 100% Whey Protein powder, take that once or twice a day. Once you get your diet in order , you then should start looking into creatine and a weight gainer. My 2cents. Good luck bro.
count your calories...you probably aren't eating nearly as much as you think. And you can't really just say you "eat a lot", you need to find out exactly how much you're eating.
I was in exactly your position when I started, I also have a fast metabolism. You have to learn how to REALLY eat a lot. There are little tricks and methods that help you out (e.g. peanut butter in your shakes) along the way.
I take a weight gainer, I would advise taking one to add to your shakes; they add a lot of calories. The ultimate goal is to raise your calorie count as much as possible, while making sure you get enough protein.
BE consistent. Also, it's easier to drink calories than eat them. Make a lot of shakes. Drink a lot of milk.
Eat more. I was in the same boat. Thought I was eating all day non stop. Then I counted calories a few days. Turned out adding a 1000 calorie shake into my daily meal plan was what I needed to get over the hill.
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Write down your food each day for a few weeks and post it. Then we can tell you why you aren't gaining, which is going to be you aren't eating enough.
Run us through a list of foods today, and we'll see how much more calories you need.
4 pizza pops in the morning, big bowl of my moms fried rice (has chicken, beans and eggs all in it), had a glass of milk sometime, had alot of water at the gym, another bowl of fried rice and a couple mini soft tacos bought at the grocery store to heat up.
4pm pacific time . . . and like i "went to the bathroom" twice already today and i need to go again =S . . so its constantly leaving my body . .
Last edited by fabolous; 04-23-2008 at 05:10 PM.
I did advise taking a weight gainer, simply for convenience.
Creatine is a very different supplement. You don't take it to gain weight, you take calories for that. Creatine is more for improving performance in the gym, and improving recovery.
Research it a bit and take it if you want. I take it, and I like it, as do many people on here.
But as I said, not for packing on pounds.
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Thought you said you eat a lot...4 pizza pops? "trust me i eat like all day" you must eat excruciatingly slow. Okay, look. Maybe you think you eat a lot, and maybe we can't convince you that you don't. Here's what you do, like others have said, write down what you eat...and write down how much. Count calories, carbs, fat, protein. It'll help you no matter what your goals are. It'll also likely show you that you have the appetite of a bird. That's okay, bro...but you've gotta change it, okay?
This morning alone i ate
36 g of fat
70 g of carbs
62 g of protein
And supposively, thats not even enough. So just keep eating....PM me if you want to know what i ate.
Last edited by fooz; 04-23-2008 at 06:43 PM.
I eat an average of at least 4500 calories a day.
Last edited by hardgainer169; 04-23-2008 at 06:48 PM.
thats nowhere near enough... i'd say scrap the pizza pops and go for a protein shake in the morning and make yourself some eggs.. snack on almonds throughout the day.. when lunch rolls around have it with some milk.. go for anything with chicken in it... oh and scrap the mini soft tacos for something with more protein, and less sodium/fat
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I started the same weight as you, but I'm a little taller, I've put on about 10lbs since starting. Trying to eat as much as you can is something you just have to do. I could've eat a lot more yesterday, but here's what I had:
1 glass of oats with 2 cups of water
1 glass of milk
2 rolls and scrambled eggs
500ml of milk
1 steak bake (would normally have something more)
1L of milk
Chicken and Rick with a nice sause
Big glass of milk
2 double cheeseburgers
2 scoups of protein with milk
Standing at the same height as you, and about 5 pounds lighter, I take in around 3500 calories a day to maintain my body weight. Hit up the pasta, rice, peanut butter, chicken, eggs, milk, yogurt, anything and everything around you that is healthy.