I've just started training again after a long time not doing. I'm super-skinny and I'm looking at bulking up.
Livestrong's 'MyPlate' says in order to gain 2 lbs a week I need approximately 3,100 calories a day. At the moment I'm only having around 2,000 and I'd like to gain more than 2 lbs a week anyway.
Here's a rough guide of what I'm eating:
Oats w/ whole milk
Meat (Pork, chicken, beef, whatever)
Potatoes with whole milk & butter
Biscuits, cups of tea, crisps... nothing healthy.
Creatine tablets, 4 a day (time varying depending on exercise or rest day)
I also have some Whey Protein Gainer on its way, delivery Monday, which should help.
I'm wondering if someone can help me out? I am looking to increase my calorie intake so that I will gain around 4-5 lbs a week. I know that's one hell of an ask, so if I'm being unrealistic let me know.
Can anyone suggest a diet for someone who has always struggled bulking, training very hard at home with free weights, that consumes enough calories to help put 4-5 lbs on per week?
Target weight is around 210lbs.
Personally, I would aim closer to 1/2 - 1 lb a week. This would teach you how to eat properly and keep fat gains minimal.
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You could try GOMAD = Gallon of milk a day
Why do you want to gain weight that quickly?
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At 5'10 155 it is going to be a long time before he sees any significant fat bulking up. If after gaining 30 lbs he decides he doesn't want to get "fat" he can watch his diet more.
If you are serious about bulking, start by aiming for 4000 calories a day. Once your gains start slowing down, up it to 4500, then 5000 etc.
A good way to do it, especially if you are that skinny, is a gallon of mlik a day. That'll gain you some good weight.
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I agree with about 4k..but i think the op will do better just making food his job. You end up hating eating most of the time. You cant even enjoy a cup of coffee because youre so full. Thats when you know youre on a good path. The gomad thing does a good job for this...and so does mcdonalds.
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Eat, eat, eat and when you're full, eat more. Someone mentioned it above - If you hate eating it has just started. Eating to gain significant weight is the most miserable thing ever, especially if you don't like to eat in the first place.
Keep your food as clean as can be, but don't worry too much. Chicken, beef, pork, fish, potatoes, rice, pasta, oats, vegetables, peanut butter, milk, ice cream etc... Eat a cheat meal everyday. mcDonald's is great because you can get a decent amount of protein in on top of all the other awesome.
Keep your protein high (at least the weight in grams you want to reach) and stay active. If you pack on lbs and get lazy you'll feel like shit.
I hope you were eating the whole time you were reading this. If not, go get food and come back.
Dude. Protein carbs and fat EVERYMEAL! Don't expect to gain 2+lbs a week and if u do ull just be skinny fat and have done more harm then good. If ur 25 u hould have a job put aisde money every week, go to the grocery store and buy food! Sorry to say man but creatine 4x a day and not even having protein aqnd fat for breakfast? Look up shelby starnes lean gaining principles.
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