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Healthy ways to gain weight?

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by LetItGo, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni

    Weighed myself yesterday and it came in at 67 kilos :blink: Im 5'11 and 34. I think Kristen is getting a bit worried about it, and if i told Mum she would freak. My girlfriend tends to eat a lot of rice and vegies, and shes not exactly a role model for gaining weight lol (Under 50 kilos), more your typical petite asian chicky with super hot bod *hides*

    That is the lowest i have been since the dawn of time seriously.

    Its not because I dont eat, i very rarely skip meals, and tend to have a fairly basic diet, i think some of it is due to muscle loss because for several months prior to moving i was working out at the gym and had gained muscle, particularly in my legs.

    I do intend to do some cardio stuff soon, but probably not a lot of weight training, whats the best thing to do in terms of a diet to gain weight? short of eating hungry jacks or macca's.

    I'll eat anything thats not excessively fatty, or salty.
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  2. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    eat more, you can calculate on the internet how much cals you should eat to gain weight, but better is to ask a specialist.
  3. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member

    The cardio will make it harder to gain weight, since you'll be burning off calories for an extended period of time.

    Add some meat to your diet if all you are getting right now is rice and veg, it'll give you more protein and fats (if it's red meat) helping to balance out your diet. Switch up to a milk with a higher % of fat if you're a big milk drinker. You dont have to avoid anything with a high sugar content either as long as you dont overdo it.

    Other than that, more of everything. Ideally you should be aiming for 2000-2500 calories, or so say the experts, but if you cant manage that then anything over what you're consuming now will help.
  4. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    john you sound like an expert :eek:hmy:
  5. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni

    Thank you guys.

    I could switch to higher fat milk. Right now im drinking a brand called Physical Low Fat with extra Vitamin D. Im not a huge red meat eater. Ill have the occassional sausage, or a steak if I go out to a restaurant. The only meat I eat fairly consistantly is bacon, chicken and some white fish. I do eat a lot of penne pasta, eggs, nuts, and the odd piece of fruit. I will look into taking some more red meat on board.
  6. Shauna Lea

    Shauna Lea Staff Alumni

    Matt - you reek of awesomeness as it is.

    That is all.

    Shauna - out!
  7. bluegrey

    bluegrey Antiquities Friend

    Sixty seven kilos= 147 pounds. I'm male an inch shorter at 5'10" and 128 pounds. People think I'm starving myself but I'm just a textbook ectomorph.

    I was down to 123 lbs until I started working very hard on a cheapo home elliptical machine. I would work out my whole body for an hour pushing myself until I was shaking after the workout. A little extra protein in lean meats and extra milk and I was back to my high school weight of 128lbs.

    I just have a Gandhi physique.
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Eating good 'fats' such as dark chocolate and peanuts will help you to gain weight. You should also focus on toning and strengthening your muscles to bulk up. You could also try drinking meal replacement shakes with your meals (most have around 300 calories each and are full of nutrients and minerals). Good luck!
  9. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    Eat carbs and go to the gym and lift weights... muscle weighs more than fat and I wouldn't get in the habit of eating unhealthy foods.