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    i think im convinced i cant gain size

    well hell, everyone here has been really kind and helpful suggesting new things for me such as diet tips, and work out plans. but i am convinced that i just cant gain weight. when i started working out i weighed right around 170 pounds. i have been goin at it for about 4 months or so now, my lifts have gained quite a bit, for instance my bench press when i started was a weak 95 pounds and now im slightly over 200 pounds, same story with incline. and i am squating close to 250 pounds. but this morning when i got on the scale.....167.4!

    i am eating alot more in my day and even when i wake up at night.
    i am getting, according to fitday 2491 callories a day, 97.6 grams of fat, 184.4 grams of carbs, and 221.3 grams of protien.

    do any supplements out there really work? i will not do steroids, i enjoy my liver.

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    up your calories 2500 is not a lot of calories.





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    Don't get discouraged just yet. Like Ian said, just up your intake...and be thankful that you have the metabolism you have. Strength gains are good, that's progress..focus on that....and EAT.

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    is there a drink i can do that will give me more callories, i feel like i eat till im about to puke now.

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    Eat more. It's really not that complicated. Everyone that has trouble gaining weight says they "eat a ton," or some such similar statement. Well, if you increased your intake by 10%, would you gain weight? Probably slowly but surely. What about another 10%? How about another 10%? You get the picture? Eventually, you WILL gain weight. You can't just eat unlimited numbers of calories and see no change.

    If you're worried about gaining fat you can increase in 10% increments and monitor weight change. If you don't mind gaining some, just eat a shit ton of food and get those calories up.

    I've eaten in excess of 5000 calories per day in order to gain weight in the past. Right now, I guarantee you I would lose weight if I consumed less than 3500 calories per day. If I ate 2500 calories a day I'd be losing multiple pounds per week and starving my ass off.





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    Quote Originally Posted by nova1970sb View Post
    is there a drink i can do that will give me more callories, i feel like i eat till im about to puke now.
    If consuming liquid calories helps you get in what you need then go for it. I usually have a shake or so each day myself, though it's really for more of the convenience factor. Either way, you have to figure out a way; there is no way around it.

    You can also try gradually increasing calories like I said. Add 100 calories a week each day until you start to see some noticeable weight gains. You will adapt to it. I used to have to force feed myself. It's not pleasant, but hey, it's what it takes with some people depending on how their body regulates appetite.





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    Quote Originally Posted by nova1970sb View Post
    well hell, everyone here has been really kind and helpful suggesting new things for me such as diet tips, and work out plans. but i am convinced that i just cant gain weight.
    Then it's probably true...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Then it's probably true...
    Encouraging words, lol.

    Hey Nova...what are you eating? Not how much....What kinds of food? Sometimes it isn't about quantity, it's about caloric density.

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    Really... you claim you cannot gain weight and you are barely eating anything. Up your calories to AT LEAST 3500... I am eating 4200+ a day right now, and was eating closer to 5000 and i went from 170 to 195 in under 4 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    Encouraging words, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    Encouraging words, lol.

    Hey Nova...what are you eating? Not how much....What kinds of food? Sometimes it isn't about quantity, it's about caloric density.
    I think in this case, it's purely the amount. 2500 calories is enough to feed a sedentary lard ass, not an active individual looking to gain muscle.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp View Post
    I think in this case, it's purely the amount. 2500 calories is enough to feed a sedentary lard ass, not an active individual looking to gain muscle.
    The amount of food and the amount of calories are two different things. I gathered from what he said that he felt as if he were stuffing himself, or having to eat too often. This could be remedied to a degree by adjusting the type of foods.
    Either way, I think it would be helpful if nova gave us an idea of what he's been eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willbrink View Post
    ok, i'm, jaded. So sue me.
    smilies aren't working....
    Last edited by DaMayor; 02-24-2010 at 09:30 AM.

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    ive been wanted to bulk up, and i am really in to making things easy. and i do not get that much enjoyment out of food anyway so i eat the same thing everyday, like clockwork.

    day starts out
    5 eggs (3 whites, 2 whole)
    protien shake w/milk

    peanut butter and jelly sandwich (whole wheat bread, low fat pb, sugar free jelly)

    .5 lb of either turkey or roast beef lunch meat and 2 large handfuls of raw veggies (cauliflower broccoli and carrots)

    another pbj

    whole can of albacore tuna

    chicken breast spaghetti with whole wheat noodles and red sauce, and more veggies. (sometimes when i want to spoil myself i have a seared steak, and a large baked potato but that is rare)

    protien shake with milk

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    edit i did not add my protien shakes to fit day when i got the callories and all that.

    so add 400 callories 8g fat 8g carb and 72g protien

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