Weight Gain

#1
Hello,

I am looking to join the Army but my weight is very low (BMI of just 18) because I have a very high metabolism. Obviously the answer to this is a mixture of excersize and healthy eating, however I am struggling to find food which will contain all the neccessary requirments and is easy to prepare. I dont have a lot of free time and the canteen in work is pretty fare, so I need something I can whip up on a regular basis, any suggestions?
 
#3
Not really; I eat as much as anyone else I just don't seem to gain much weight. I would like to find out which specific foods I should be consuming to get the best results and which are easy to prepare with minimum time :)
 
#5
Drink pints of cream mixed with mayonaise for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That should help.
 
#6
Do a few hours of resistance training and drink milk, eat steak and drink protein shakes.

Cake for breakfast, cake for lunch, cake for dinner.. just like an American.

J.
 
#8
Lurgan_Stoop said:
Do you actually mean to say you have a BMI of ONE?
No, he said 18. Placing an 8 next to one of these ), makes this little fella 8) .

God I hope I haven't been wah'd.
 
#10
If I had a BMI of 1 I'd be dead I think :D
I will have a look into the protein shakes, can anyone advise one that tastes good? The one I tried previously was bloody awful!

Also, is porridge any good? I heard that Quaker Oats was good for bulking up...
 
#11
Guinness and plenty of it.

get some of the black stuff down your neck, you'll soon be a front row forward.
Might turn your shit black but it can't be all positives.
 
#12
Jamie_NCL said:
If I had a BMI of 1 I'd be dead I think :D
I will have a look into the protein shakes, can anyone advise one that tastes good? The one I tried previously was bloody awful!

Also, is porridge any good? I heard that Quaker Oats was good for bulking up...
According to an ex of mine Manshake is full of protein and tasted pretty good. Best served luke warm as far as I can remember! :roll:
 
#13
doomandgloom said:
According to an ex of mine Manshake is full of protein and tasted pretty good. Best served luke warm as far as I can remember! :roll:
I find that manshakes are pretty useful for building up unarmed combat skills. Well it does if I try to give my wench one. Ungrateful bint.
 
#14
PotYos said:
doomandgloom said:
According to an ex of mine Manshake is full of protein and tasted pretty good. Best served luke warm as far as I can remember! :roll:
I find that manshakes are pretty useful for building up unarmed combat skills. Well it does if I try to give my wench one. Ungrateful bint.
I tried, seemed pretty grateful to me! :wink:
 
#16
You want to be eating four good meals a day,try to stay away from eating Sh*te though as it's not the type of weight you want to be putting on,i.e. LARD ! Also if you can try and fit in a Protein Drink or 2.
 
#17
I used to find it very difficult keeping weight on, sadly as I get older it gets harder and harder to keep it off.

I found a very effective way for putting on effective weight and gaining strength very quickly for me. I used to eat meals and then in between drink milk with protein powder and Complan (I think that is the right name - a sort of food powder for the sick or elderly who are not getting enough calories). I also did alternate months normal weight training and a mass building routine. The mass building relied on very heavy weights to do a set of 5 and then a second set of as many as possible increasing the wight once you can do 5. The important thing is to max the weight you are lifting even if that means cheating on the exercise (jerking the body in curls for example). Also only go for exercises for the main muscle groups so you can lift heavier.

I ought to qualify this by saying that in my case I was recovering from severe sickness and I think that it would be harder for someone healthy to take on as many calories without any unwanted fat gain. I had been paralysed about 98% (could only move my eyes) for a year and started the routine while I was still in a wheelchair (the heaviest weight for 5 reps sometimes needed help to manage just the bar). I had dropped from 70 kg to under 45 kg so any fat I could gain was welcome.
 

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