How do I gain weight? Tips. - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
Blue Crack Addict
DaveC's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: bars in the windows
Posts: 16,113
Local Time: 08:15 AM
How do I gain weight? Tips.

Hey folks, for those of you that don't know, I'm joining the Army Reserves this summer. I passed the physical test but the last few pushups were strained. Anyways, the guy told me I need to gain some weight before I go to Basic in July (I weigh about 115 now). I eat like a racehorse and don't gain any weight. My metabolism is faster than an F1 car and I haven't been able to gain any weight at all. I don't have a gym membership (can't afford one).

So how do I gain weight? I already eat tons and play hockey every it's not like I shouldn't be big. But I can't seem to be able to gain weight. Anybody know how I can slow my metabolism down enough so that I get the nutrients and fat I need from my food to get to a half-decent body weight before July?

DaveC is online now  
Old 04-28-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
Danospano's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,415
Local Time: 07:15 AM
What about those weight gaining drinks? Those found at GNC stores supposedly gain muscle mass.

Danospano is offline  
Old 04-28-2004, 09:26 PM   #3
She's the One
martha's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddam place
Posts: 41,783
Local Time: 05:15 AM

I'm trying to be serious.

Ok. I know that dried fruit has loads of calories and sugar.

Also, learning to bake helped me put on some weight.
martha is online now  
Old 04-28-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
Blue Crack Supplier
BVS's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 38,062
Local Time: 07:15 AM
I have the same problem, I've tried everything from weight gaining shakes, physical trainers, etc. I'm still the same weight I was my junior year in high school...that was 12 years ago.
BVS is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 12:04 AM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
cass's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Australia.
Posts: 6,117
Local Time: 10:15 PM
I had a friend during my school days, she was so thin, no matter how much she ate. I can't offer much advice. My son's mate who is now a professional rugby league player ( he's now captain of the 1st grade, he should make it**proud proud**) He had to bulk up. He uses powders, not exactly sure what, but they are expensive....and legal. So I'm not much help.
I just wanted to say, good luck to you Dave. My son was disappointed not to be accepted in to the military at the end of last year( colourblind). His mate who made it into the airforce, will be home for the first time this weekend He is a big guy and he said basic training was tough.
So go for it young man, my best wishes are with you.
It was just ANZAC Day in Australia( 25th April) our national military memorial day. I had my lunch in memorial park yesterday and was so moved by all the wreaths and the tributes to the diggers. My dad has told me stories and he said the friends (mates) you make in the army are like none you will ever have. True to the end.
Good luck
cass is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 06:16 AM   #6
Klaus's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: on a one of these small green spots at that blue planet at the end of the milky way
Posts: 2,432
Local Time: 01:15 PM

Maybe you should just ask a few girls what they do to loose weight and do the oposite?
Klaus is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 06:37 AM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
Hewson's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 23,965
Local Time: 08:15 AM
Get married
Hewson is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 07:06 AM   #8
Jesus Online
Angela Harlem's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 11:15 PM
starch. lots of potatoes, pasta and bread.

or just wait til you're middle aged.

the spread
<a href= target=_blank></a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 07:17 AM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
beli's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 08:15 PM
Excerise. I was rake thin until I was 30 something. Didnt matter what I ate, included junk food, I didnt put on any weight. It wasnt until I started to excercise I put on weight.

Are you a grazer? If so maybe try stopping this and have 3 big meals a day, preferably the last one right before you go to bed.

Also reduce your stress levels if you can. Stress burns heaps of fat on skinny people (and does the opposite on overweight people cause life sucks like that)

beli is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 08:53 AM   #10
Blue Crack Distributor
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: nyc
Posts: 51,320
Local Time: 08:15 AM
Headache in a Suitcase is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 08:54 AM   #11
Blue Crack Distributor
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: nyc
Posts: 51,320
Local Time: 08:15 AM
Originally posted by Hewson
Get married
i think this is your best bet
Headache in a Suitcase is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 10:06 AM   #12
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Mullen-Girl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: San Antonio/Austin, TX
Posts: 4,951
Local Time: 07:15 AM
Can I have your metabolism please?

It seems that whatever I eat goes straight to my arse
Mullen-Girl is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 10:16 AM   #13
Blue Crack Distributor
tiny dancer's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: small town Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 82,380
Local Time: 12:15 PM
Eat lots of steak.
Into the heart of a child...
tiny dancer is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 12:33 PM   #14
Mrs.Clayton's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,898
Local Time: 05:15 AM
Drink beer
I don't suppose that's a habit you'd want before you go into training.
I've heard the comment about lots of steak to put on weight too. I knew a guy who hired a professional trainer to help him put on bulk up, he had to eat steak for two meals(it could have been three) a day. Potatoes with it too.
Now, let's say you put on some weight, and head off to basic, and then lose it all because you're running around for however many weeks you'll be there. That's a possibility too.
I certainly don't think you'll be the skinniest guy there.
Good luck!
Mrs.Clayton is offline  
Old 04-29-2004, 12:59 PM   #15
Blue Crack Addict
U2girl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: slovenija
Posts: 20,697
Local Time: 02:15 PM
Exercise less, eat more.

U2girl is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©