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Old 03-11-2014, 08:51 AM
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Well, here we go one more time.



Though, this time i'm not curing something something, i think i want to gain weight. In a healthy way though, that's the catch.

I won't go into reasons why i didn't do it until now, and generally i don't wanna write a 1000 word article here now (like i usually do), I'm not in the mood right now.

I'm very skinny, extremely skinny. For the past 3 years my sole purpose has been getting rid of genital warts and lichen planus and dealing with hives and tongue mycosis (or whatever) and everything.

Well, i want to gain weight. I lay and sit all day long, i smoke, i don't drink, i live a semi-healthy lifestyle. I'm tall 1,75m and weight just 55kg...

It's not about getting chicks or having respect from males out in the jungle and the caves. It's about health. That's why i want to gain weight. I know overweight isn't healthy, but underweight isn't either. I have a pretty face, but i'm so skinny, doesn't look good.

I work online so i can afford to be home all the time. But i've been laying around for 1.5 years almost, not eating good or enough, and smoking quite a lot. But i consume sugar, i DO NOT EXCERSISE AT ALL, and even so i actually LOSE weight, I can't gain any... It's fuc*ing weird.

I don't want to resort to protein shakes and toxic stuff. I just want to gain 10-20 kilos. That's all.

I'm not particularly crazy about gaining muscle or fat, either way im good, i just have to look human again. A 25 year old human, because right now i look no more than 22. If i shave you'd put me at 19 probably.

Give me your tips...
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:41 PM
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You obviously don't want to gain body fat, you want to gain muscle mass so the obvious solution is to work out with weights or with a resistance machine. Since you work out home it should not take you out of your way. The endorphins as a result of the exercise will improve your concentration and decrease cravings for sugar and even cigarettes. Te first week will be a drag but after about 30 days you will look forward to the exercise and it will improve your confidence and assertiveness as it will also increase your testosterone levels.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:20 PM
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Yes, you don't want all of your weight in the form of fat. Lift weights and eat lots of food. Aim for 3000 to 3500 calories a day. This is attainable even with a healthy diet. Use calorie-rich healthy foods like almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews, lentils, some salmon, eggs from free range hens. Use coconut oil for cooking, it's super healthy. also, protein shakes aren't toxic if you get the proper kinds. Thats like saying fat is bad for you. Obviously it's not. Protein shakes are great for supporting weight training and building mass. Look for protein powders that have only natural ingredients. Whey protein from a high quality source is a good bet. Add in peanut butter, banana, milk and you have a wicked protein shake. Lots of calories and relatively healthy.

If your eating alot of sugar, just get it from natural sources like fruit. It will serve you well in your gains for exercise.

Although I don't recommend dairy, milk will add on some weight but don't over indulge.

Expect to spend more money to gain weight the healthy way. If it's of that much value for your (and it sounds like it is) then it should be feasible for you.

Start your weight training with loaded squats and deadlifts as well as bench and shoulder presses and rows of lat pull ups if you have the strength yet.

I would also suggest you avoid wheat bread. I am a tiny person myself but fairly muscular. I have cut bread out of my diet and it helps with reducing sugar cravings. I think it will help with your cigarette cravings too. The smoking does need to go to help manage weight and your health.

I hope I have helped you enough. 20 kilos is a lot to ask for in the beginning and youll get discouraged. Focus more on how you look over the process. Good luck!
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I would also suggest you avoid wheat bread. I am a tiny person myself but fairly muscular. I have cut bread out of my diet and it helps with reducing sugar cravings. I think it will help with your cigarette cravings too. The smoking does need to go to help manage weight and your health.

Definite connection between grain and addiction.
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all the advice sounds good, but i wouldnt bench press... i dont press. i am a kickboxer and have no trouble generating exessive amounts of force with my upper body. pushups are plenty. overhead press has its uses, but benching without being able to do at least 100 pushups in a row first is going to damage joints, ligaments and tendons.
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..............besides, most benchers don't keep their elbows in.
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also, forgot to mention: in order to build muscle, one must consume enough protein. the formula to figure out how much you need is: (your weight in pounds) x .68 = (#of grams of protein you need to consume per day). sorry, dont know a metric conversion, but if your health matters to you then this shouldnt... there may be one online
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Time for an update.

It's been about 7 months since I made this thread.

Now, I have made some progress here, but not really any routine or anything like that. I have been eating a bit more in the past 3 months. Not eating a lot, just more than the small quantities I was eating before.

I stopped drinking coffee 6 months ago, Completely.
With coffee, I stopped consuming sugar Completely.

I basically replaced coffee with Cocoa (not organic, not the best, but price-wise, it's what I can afford, especially considering I use it in very large quantities day in and day out, as a replacement for coffee basically). And I replaced sugar with honey. The other change is I stopped eating meat, except for Tuna (buying in cans, from Thailand imported. I know, I should go for fresh blah blah, but this tuna I get for a great price, so it is what it is). Even though I stopped eating meat, I eat about 170 grams of tuna every other day... and maybe a slice of pizza that has like a little, a little, meat on it, every other day. I also eat A Lot of Pumpkin seeds, and to a lesser extent Sunflower seeds. Plain white bread (I know, my bakery only has plain crap). A LOT of plain pausterized crap milk (Full fat 2.8%). A decent amount of butter, cheese, muesli and some biscuits we've got here which are awesome (I combine the bisquits/mesli/vitamin C/spirulina/milk in a big bowl, and that's a meal). I eat a lot of apples, and now since it's that time of year I try to eat peaches, cherries, strawberries. I eat some garlic and beats too. I drink a decent amount of water. Yes, I also have Mayo, Ketchup, Jam, and one native food here with paprikas and stuff, ajvar it's called. I also drink tea sometimes, with honey.

I keep Everything in Glass Jars, so NONE of my food EVER comes into contact with ANYTHING plastic. Ever!

So that's it, as far as what I've done nutrition-wise/health-wise in that respect. The next step is I'm getting a blender in a about 4 weeks, so then I'm getting rid of milk (I drink A LOT of milk at the moment) and replacing that with a Rice drink I'll be making myself (will probably start eating rice too), and who knows, I'll probably find many other uses for the blender to add nice things to my diet. Also, I may start making this Human Growth Hormone recipe I found that says it can increase your HGH levels by 300%. Very simple stuff, tomatoes, cabbage, and one more ingredient I can't remember. Have it in an eBook I got here. I want to gain a little height too, so that's one more of the reasons I want to be making this HGH shake, and have been doing some stretching exercises for that.

Now, as far as exercise. I have made some weights from all the empty milk bottles I've saved up (benefits of drinking a lot of milk, haha). So I took tape, the milk bottles filled with water, and some old cloth I had here which I cut up into like little holding things, and out of that I made weights. Also I took a wooden stick and on both sides I stuck 4 bottles each, which amounts to 6 liters on each side. Have been doing some of those weights whenever I feel like it, no real program on how long and how many reps, just whenever I feel like it. Unfortunately, my wooden stick broke one day, so I'll ride around to some construction site one of these days and get me a metal pipe or something to make a new one...

I also get a bicycle a week ago exactly. Been riding it Every Day. Plus, on my route where I ride there's like a small park with various exercise poles and whatnot, so I always stop and do a few pull ups, and hang for a while (I'm hoping I can get a few centimeters on my height as well. I'm 25 years old, but late bloomer. I'm hoping I can get a little more height in the late stages of my development).

As far as supplements, I only take Vitamin C and Spirulina, but not in great quantities, however I do take a bit of both daily, a bit more Vit C than Spirulina.

So, I think I've covered everything that comes to mind at the moment...

Now, for the "results." As I said in my opening post, I was slightly wrong, I'm not 1.75 meters tall, I'm 1.78 exactly. And for the weight, yes, I was 55 kilos 7 months ago.

So that's 1.78 meters tall (5.85 ft), and 55 kilos (121 pounds). And I'm 25 years old.

Well, I don't get it exactly how, maybe the mental decision to gain weight also plays a role, but now, let's say 3 months since I really actually got serious about it, I'm at 66 Kilos (145 pounds).

I'm using the same scale that was showing 55 kilos, so I know the scale isn't lying.

That makes it a 11 kilos (25 pounds) increase in about 3-6 months, which I find ecstatic! I mean, in all honesty I can't really notice a big difference yet, and I want to hit at least 70 kilos (155 pounds), and I would be satisfied with that, and then for happy with my weight, I want 80-90 kilos (175-200 pounds), of muscle, of course. In all honesty I'm not worried about fat, because, well, my body doesn't take fat, it doesn't accept it, just says no to fat haha.

So that's it for now. I'm really motivated, just keep stuffing my face with food and doing bicycle and weights and exercising you know push ups a little bit pull ups a little bit as much as I can.

Will update again...
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Congrats to you. For your committment etc. I would include herbal teas into your plan. My secret weapon is yerba mate loose tea, turmeric, green tea, as well as roobios and chicory teas. Keep up the good work. And the cardio..
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Congrats to you. For your committment etc. I would include herbal teas into your plan. My secret weapon is yerba mate loose tea, turmeric, green tea, as well as roobios and chicory teas. Keep up the good work. And the cardio..
Thank you.

You know, I don't drink a lot of tea lately.

Although I have noticed that when I drink tea, it doesn't fill me up. Unlike cocoa and coffee (back when I used to drink it) which sort of fill me up, though it could be the honey (sugar with coffee in the past) or/and the milk I put in there.

My point is that tea doesn't fill me up so I can then eat, but coffee and cocoa fill me up so I end up not feeling hungry and not eating.

It's just something I've noticed. Thought I'd mention it.

My weight is at around 67-68 kilos for over a week now, going up and down, never hitting 66, and a few times hitting 69. I have to say though, I'm tripping a little bit that I'll get on the scale at some point one of these days and be 65 or less again, and I don't want that to happen.

Fear is a great motivator I guess

Thanks again
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