I can't gain weight

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  1. evolution

    evolution New Member

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    I'm 5'10 130ish but i've lost 20 pounds since the summer. :hs: I can't put on weight. My waist is size 28 and my figure is enviable by some females. :o

    I've tried supplements and they have worked but i'm now somewhat intolerant to milk, so that rules out my old stash.

    Is it something to do with my weird metabolism? I'm 23, Asian, everyone in my family is not overweight. My diet has a decent amount of carbs as we rotate western/eastern style meals on a daily basis.

    I can binge eat like a mad man and gain next to nothing.

    See nutrition specialist? :o
     
  2. KetchupKing

    KetchupKing New Member

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    meet or beat this everyday for a month. You'll gain at least 5 lb by the end of the month. Do it for a year and you'll be at 200lb this time 2006.
     
  3. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    if you want it bad enough, you'll eat enough to meet your goals
     
  4. Mugwump

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    You'd be surprised what you can put in a blender, but whatever you do, don't try to put a Powerbar in there. I swear to god the blender was about to explode.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~hardgainer/
     
  5. y0gfx

    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    I'm 5'8 and i started at 130...(Last fall) I started working out maybe 2 months ago. And if anything (im 145 now.) The best way to gain weight is to eat a LOT. Eat eat eat. And Lift. LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS. Try to limit cardio as much as possible.
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    how in the shitfuck did you lose 20 lbs from 150 at 5'10?
     
  7. Phlab

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    If *I* can gain weight, anyone can.

    6'2 135 - 6'2 170 in 5 months. Granted I lost it all when I got mono, that's still a lot of weight.

    If you want a mental image, I looked like a holocaust victim before I manned up and started eating (in addition to the lifting that wasnt doing me any good until i hit a caloric surplus)
     
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    you can gain weight

    /thread and possibly yourself
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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  10. Coconut Endo

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    It'll take a while to get to this, but eat slightly more every day and you'll work your way up to being able to eat that much.
     
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    you saying if you eat quarter pounders with supersized french fries 3 times a day with a large milk shake on the side you won't gain any weight?

    I'd fucking kill to be in your position. :mad:
     
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    i'd fucking kill to not be in my position :run:
     
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    eat a 5 pound plate



    you'll gain 5 pounds
     
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    I've eaten 4 pounds of food in one sitting before... weight did not change in the morning :dunno:
     
  15. ideeosinkruhcee

    ideeosinkruhcee With time and tons of food, I'll someday upgrade t

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    i know how he's feeling. but still gotta eat. eat lots, lift big, get big.
     
  16. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    When I was in HS (all 4 years) I weighed a steady 110 pounds. I HATED it, I was painfully skinny and it actually would get me into trouble (they thought I had an eating disorder :greddy: ) I tried everything, even that weight gainer powder drink and drinking ensure :ugh:

    Unfortunately I never managed to gain any weight by these methods. I eventually gained weight when I was married and got knocked up :mamoru: My metabolism just finally slowed down. (funny thing is, that's how I knew i was preg- I gained 10 pounds in the first month and it tipped me off that something was going on)

    I honestly worried that I had a mild thyroid disorder and my doctor had even suggested it at one time. I certainly hope this isn't the case but you may want to have it looked into.

    Good luck and don't get knocked up! :fawk:
     
  17. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    that sums up what I looked like at 110 pounds and 5'8". I don't look healthy under 125. :hs:
     
  18. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    oh, and you sound just like my little brother. he looks like noXens before pic :o If you figure out how to do it, let me know so I can pass the info along :bigthumb:
     
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    yogfx seems to be the only person to have said it...
    Eat more, and then eat more after that, do this consistently and you will gain weight.
     
  20. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I know this is not a popular choice, and rightfully so... But have you looked into weight gainers? They aren't the healthiest thing out there for you but they certainly do work. Being a slave of corporate America when bulking I resort to those (along with other stuff) to help me put on weight. Just recently I went from about 134 to 150 in about 2 month using heavyweight 900 instead of protein.
     
  21. y0gfx

    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    Weight gainers aren't necessary IMO. From ALL the threads in F&N, I'm surprised not many people just post here and just say EAT. :squint: That's all he has to do. The #2 piece of advice here (#1 being DL and Squat) is to fucking EAT. SO JUST EAT. Thats ALL. EAT EAT EAT BABIES, CHICKENS, DOGS, CATS, anything that you can possibly eat. (But try to eat clean...)


    edit: you say you can binge eat. Well binge eat 5 times a day. Hit the weights 4 times a week. Do little to NO Cardio. And stay disciplined and motivated. Stick to your schedule and don't cheat. There is no easy way to bulk if youre like a super ectomorph....
     
  22. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I completely agree with you, however certain schedules do not give you the ability to eat 24/7 as required when bulking :p I spend 8-9 hours at work and about 2-3 hours on the road each day, so having a shake with me helped me big time to pack on some weight. Again, I am not pushing the idea of weight gainers. Just give him some food for thought. I know I wouldn't of been able to do without, not with my schedule :hs:
     
  23. Mugwump

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  24. *Ambiorix*

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    I've also had a very tough time gaining weight. fOr while I thought if I just took steroids I could gain. But really it just takes willpower to be dedicated. I eat till I am completely full. wait an hour or something then lift heavy. WAit a day or two...do again. In the meantime I take Enlarge2 shakes in between meals, meal replacement shakes as snacks, and I eat huge portions. when you get that totally stuffed feeling your metabolism actually slows down a bit. Mine is always through the roof. Try to eat a few big meals instead of many small meals. many small meals keeps your metabo up. And do less reps, more weight for muscle gain.

    Im fairly new to lifting but IVe found that this method really helps me to gain weight. My jeans are almost too tight to wear now, which is crazy, a few months ago they would fall off me.
     
  25. JuggetEQ

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    Very, very true. If you're lifting to gain muscle, your diet should contain: 59% Carbs, 28% fats, and 13% proteins. KetchupKing is pretty much correct. Also, try drinking half a gallon of whole milk per day. (I have heard GREAT things from this.)
     
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