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How to put on weight?

Nov 28

I have been trying for years to gain some mass on my scrawny frame but:
1. The more I eat, the more I shit
2. The more I work out, the more I sleep
3. The more I drink water, the more I piss
4. The more I consume supplements, the more I belch
I deliberately make fun of fat people so that they curse me with becoming overweight but even that doesn't work...
Suggestions please😫🙏🙏
Male, late 20s, BMI: 17, sleep hours: 8-9
TC: 220K, YOE: 9

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  • Mid 20s YOE 9
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  • New / ProductAdele96
    GOMAD diet
    Nov 284
    • Cruise Automation TheDJT
      Gallon of Milk a Day
      Nov 29
    • IBM gösser
      Make sure you don't drown in cholesterol
      Nov 29
    • Twitter hodlr
      Milk is bad for you. What other mammal besides humans drinks another mammal’s milk? None.
      Nov 30
    • Microsoft / EngLowly IC
      Cats
      Nov 30
  • Juniper ~/var/log
    Do heavy workout for few months then stop; you will definitely gain
    Nov 292
    • Twitter
      hdhhj

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      hdhhjmore
      Yes that how I got fat. Also drink beer
      Nov 29
    • Juniper ~/var/log
      Ya beer helps!
      Nov 29
  • Yahoo GloryOle@
    Masturbate twice daily - but never on Sundays. Worked for me - I gained 30lbs in 6 months
    Nov 291
    • But you'd lose your hair.
      Nov 29
  • Adobe cmRX07
    Have you tried smoking weed to increase your apetite
    Nov 281
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      Gill Batesmore
      Aren't most of the people taking weed scrawny?
      Nov 29
  • Cerner XLdG63
    As the other lifters said you just have to eat more, assuming your lifting program is decent (nothing fancy, just consistency and progressive overload). I have the same body type and this is what worked for me.
    1. Do a bulking phase where you increase your daily calorie intake by a 1000. Your meals should be protien heavy. You will most likely have to eat more than 3 meals a day to hit that calorie limit.
    2. Follow a decent lifting program and do your best not to skip workouts. If you do not know anything about programming follow "starting strength" a simple and effective lifting program for beginners.
    3. Do minimal cardio, I usually do no more than 15 minutes of HIIT after each lifting session.

    I call it a bulking phase because it's hard to keep at for long periods of time. The cooking and eating part is really hard and time consuming. But you will make impressive gains just doing it for a couple of months and your overall apitite and size will permanently increase after each of these phases.
    Nov 290
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    hdhhj

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    hdhhjmore
    Dude just drink beer daily.
    Nov 290
  • Eat/drink protein, lift heavy. If you want bulk in the wrong places, eat bread and sweet stuff like no tomorrow.
    Nov 286
    • OP
      Tried, didn't work, I gain nowhere
      Nov 28
    • Cruise Automation mocca
      How many calories are you actually consuming? Hard gainers say they're eating a lot when they're only consuming 3000-3500 calories a day. That's not enough, especially if you're exercising. Eating becomes work, aim for 4000-6000 calories depending on how much you exercise. The Rock is reported to have a clean diet and totals 5000 calories per day.
      Nov 29
    • Whoa that's a crazy amount of calories. What's a clean diet with that many calories? Lean meats?
      Nov 29
    • Qualcomm / Engdynasty001
      Cruise guy is right. If you eat clean .. chicken brocolli sweet pitatoes vegetables , lean beef, pork, it will become a chore to even consume 2500 Cals which is about 500Cal higher than an average male TDEE to increae weight. Dont stuff your face on junk . Learn to eat clean , and do weight training.
      Nov 29
    • Microsoft / EngLowly IC
      Yup, bulking = eat your body weight in lbs ×2 as grams of protein a day
      Nov 30
  • Google cocb05
    You will gain if you consume more than maintenance calories and do heavy compound lifts. I too used to be very slim. Amazing what squats and deadlifts will do to you.

    Unless you’re logging your consumption and lifts, I simply can’t believe you. :)
    Nov 292
    • What's deadlifts?
      Nov 29
    • Amazon PAxv45
      i agree deadlifts are best for building mass.
      Nov 29
  • Apple / Eng
    HousesR$

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    HousesR$more
    Step 1: Costco membership
    Step 2: Costco size Crisco
    Step 3: die from heart attack

    (Note the serving size)
    Nov 291
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      [Insert epic sax here]
      Gill Batesmore
      The good thing is that it's low in sodium, so no need to worry about blood pressure!
      Nov 29
  • Amazon PAxv45
    when i came to US i wad 138 lbs, now i am 170. sth with US feed that makes u fat. Well aging as well.
    Nov 291
    • New / Engjbnote
      Yep, the years gap between two data points matters too
      Nov 29
  • Twitter hodlr
    Virgin spotted. (Girls always will a choose an overweight guy over a skinny guy)
    Nov 290
  • Amazon im42
    There isn't any hidden formula for this other than the well known calories in - calories out. These correspond to diet and exercise - again known by everybody.

    Where people often get it wrong is in the details. Like they may be actually eating the wrong stuff, or too much/little of it. Or perhaps not doing the right kind of exercise or the right amount. Or perhaps they are not consistent on one or more of the above.

    If you are serious about changing your body, you really gotta start logging everything about your diet, exercise and body measurements - the first two on a daily basis. There are a number of apps that make this relatively easy to do and some will help track all 3 of these. I can guarantee you, you will find the root cause of your problem this way and can then work on filling in the gap effectively.

    PS: And no, don't try to gain weight by drinking alcohol or eating sugar/bread or something unhealthy - it may look like it can work, especially initially, but it is really the shittiest advice anyone can give to become healthy.
    Nov 290
  • Uber do rjrbdh
    How can anyone eat healthy and consume 3000-4000 calories to gain wait?
    Nov 297
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      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      By doing exactly what you describe. Eating 3000-4000 healthy calories.
      Nov 29
    • Twitter hodlr
      Which sounds extremely hard to do day in and day out. You must get tired of eating in general? And run out of healthy calorie packed foods to eat? Or it requires a ton of work outside your normal day job.
      Nov 29
    • Deloitte / Legal
      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      Not really. With a little meal planning and prep, you can find healthy, high calorie meals. I spend maybe 1-2 hours a week on it. Once you have a better eye for it, it doesn’t even really require planning. The gym is the real time consumer, but since that’s a hobby I compete in, it’s a labor of love.

      No, I’m not going to write you a meal plan for free. But Google has endless resources on this. No excuse not to avail yourself of them.
      Nov 29
    • Uber do rjrbdh
      Just name some things that you eat which is healthy and high calorie?
      Nov 29
    • Deloitte / Legal
      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      Eggs. Steel cut oats. Brown rice. Greek yogurt. Greens. Peanut butter. Cottage cheese. Lean, grilled meats. Tuna. Whole milk.
      Nov 30
    • Twitter hodlr
      Milk is bad for you. Google it if you don’t believe me. All dairy is bad. Not natural. No other animals eat another animals milk.
      Nov 30
    • Deloitte / Legal
      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      Living is bad for you. Google it. Life has a 100% chance of ending in death. Therefore, no one should live, ever.

      That is how ridiculous you sound. Chill.
      Nov 30
  • Deloitte / Legal
    nohomobro

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    nohomobromore
    I’m a competitive bodybuilder on the side. Eat more. Keep a food journal and continuously increase calories until you start gaining. It is LITERALLY that simple. You are not a special snowflake who is exempt from the laws of physics.
    Nov 295
    • OP
      I am exempt from laws of biology
      Nov 29
    • Deloitte / Legal
      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      Given you’re alive and not wasting away, it’s not a biological problem. Therefore, physics problem. You’re simply not getting enough calories. Lol.
      Nov 29
    • Twitter hodlr
      @deloitte legal everyones metabolism is different. You might take in 5000 calories and gain weight, he might also take in 5000 calories and not absorb nearly as much as you and just poop 80% of it out and loses weight. Not everyone is the same.
      Nov 29
    • Twitter hodlr
      Btw what is the point of being a body builder on the side? What does it do for you? What drives you? What is your motivation?
      Nov 29
    • Deloitte / Legal
      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      @twitter: bluntly? I like looking good naked. To a lesser degree, it’s about setting goals and working my ass off to achieve them. Be good, look good, feel good.

      And you’re oversimplifying metabolism a little bit in this context but I’m going home and shouldn’t debate whilst driving. Maybe later. Cheers bud!
      Nov 29
  • New / EngTTNT
    I had the same problem. Then I learned that I was simply taking it too easy in the gym.

    Lift heavy, lift aggressive, be a BEAST. Do 3x3 or 2x6 reps.

    Start with your arms and shoulders and focus hard on that, it will give you quick results that gives you motivation to move over to the better lifts (squats, deadlifts, bench).

    Don’t stay in the gym for more than 45 minutes.

    This is not advice for a pro lifter obviously, but for someone that is struggling to gain and is starting to lose motivation.

    MOST IMPORTANT: BE AN ANIMAL, BE A BEAST. Get into your own zone and ignore others.

    Also, don’t ever do doping.
    Nov 292
    • Twitter hodlr
      3x3 ? Only 3 sets of 3 reps? Doesn’t that mean you are using more of your burst of energy to get those reps than real muscle?
      Nov 30
    • New / EngTTNT
      The idea of using 3x3 is to lift heavier so you teach your body to handle more weight. You get really strong and explosive this way.

      It’s also much easier mentally and more rewarding since you actually notice quick gain in strength.

      You can then use that strength to go back to 2/3x6 or with much heavier weight to build mass.

      This is not advice for a professional but for a beginner that just needs to keep the motivation up and FEEL that something is happening.
      Nov 30
  • Akamai Technologies maaars
    Same here 5.11 at 140lbs...just bought optimum nutrition serious mass to gain weight. its been two days. Lets see results after a month!
    Nov 292
    • Oh my God. You need to put on lot of wait weight dude. You must look like a pole
      Nov 29
    • Deloitte / Legal
      nohomobro

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      nohomobromore
      Hello hungry skeleton
      Nov 29
  • Apple AAPL-$2T
    eat indian food daily
    Nov 291
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      Gill Bates

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      [Insert epic sax here]
      Gill Batesmore
      5 mango lassi a day diet
      Nov 29
  • Microsoft mvProgrmr
    More weight, less reps bro. You have to reach muscle failure in 8 reps. That’s how you know you’re lifting heavy enough to gain muscle mass.

    https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/28-laws-of-lifting-for-muscle.html
    Nov 290
  • Amazon / ConsultantSteel-man
    Forget all the bull crap above and read this book called body by science and maybe you’ll get more ideas
    Nov 290
  • New / Eng
    CnfusdSprm

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    CnfusdSprmmore
    Maybe you should worry more about your TC with that YOE
    Nov 290
  • Google Jdiek
    I had same problem. People are right about counting calories, but if you’re too lazy to do that like me, my tips are:

    1. Eat a big breakfast. Eggs, bagels and cream cheese.
    2. Don’t sleep late. Too much time between dinner and bedtime burns calories. You’re about to sleep 8-9 hours so your body needs the food in your belly. Doesnt mean you should eat right before sleeping though, because that’ll lead to heartburn.
    3. Eat lots of ice cream.
    4. Don’t ever go hungry.
    Nov 290
  • AMD / EngKidology
    Just wait reaching 30 something. Your metabolism will decrease naturally
    Nov 290
  • Amazon qazwsxedc1
    TC OR GTF... oh wait nevermind .
    Nov 290
  • Oracle orc
    Just give your body some time... you will post about weight loss...
    Nov 290
  • Facebook cynical.ly
    If only there was a way to transfer mass from one human to another. Both our problems would have been solved!
    Nov 290
  • Lyft / EngDamn Son
    I had trouble gaining weight for the longest time. The biggest problem was not eating enough. I’d eat until I was full, to the point I was nauseated or even throwing up. Struggled to keep food down for years. Turns out I have a bunch of food allergies, including whey protein which always gave me the shits. My new diet enables me to eat as much as I want and pack on the pounds.
    Nov 290

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