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Old 04-28-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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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?

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What about those weight gaining drinks? Those found at GNC stores supposedly gain muscle mass.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Maybe you should just ask a few girls what they do to loose weight and do the oposite?
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starch. lots of potatoes, pasta and bread.

or just wait til you're middle aged.

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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)

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Get married
i think this is your best bet
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Can I have your metabolism please?

It seems that whatever I eat goes straight to my arse
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Eat lots of steak.
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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!
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Exercise less, eat more.

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