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    Default Calories and gaining weight

    I just need confirmation on consuming calories and putting on weight.

    Is it as simple as eating more calories to increase weight?

    I'm 20 y/o 5"10, and about 130 lbs. BMI about 18.4. Underweight.

    I try and consume a good amount of protein and carbs, but I end up making meals that fill me up, but don't do enough to hit my necessary calorie intake.

    A chicken breast fillet and microwave mash are about 550 calories, whereas 6 crepes from Sainsbury's are 840 calories.

    Does that mean the 6 crepes with more calories are better than the chicken and mash, purely in terms of putting on weight?

    I want to try and gain a pound a week. I'm trying to reach minimum 3000 calories a day (I'm probably well below that at the moment), and looking at hitting minimum 100g protein and 300g carbs through good food like chicken and pasta, then eating whatever I can to hit the overall calorie requirement. Is that a decent way to go, as I'm trying to hit 160lbs first, getting a decent weight, then going for a really clean diet and focusing on getting lean. I do free weights, but lack of progress must be down to lack of weight. So put on the weight then see the gains from training right?

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    yes you need to eat more calories to gain weight. I come from similar background as you so i know where you are comming from. In your case you dont need to eat clean i\d say follow 70% of your calories comming from good food and 30% calories comming from junk food. You dont need to follow this exactly you will need to find out yourself how much junk food you need to eat to get to your calorie goal. A good website that might help you is http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.

    And yes you are not seeing results because you are not gaining weight. But make sure you dont gain too much weight to fast or you will end up like @Naruto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flšk View Post
    yes you need to eat more calories to gain weight. I come from similar background as you so i know where you are comming from. In your case you dont need to eat clean i\d say follow 70% of your calories comming from good food and 30% calories comming from junk food. You dont need to follow this exactly you will need to find out yourself how much junk food you need to eat to get to your calorie goal. A good website that might help you is http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.

    And yes you are not seeing results because you are not gaining weight. But make sure you dont gain too much weight to fast or you will end up like Naruto
    Thanks man. I have the calorie counter app on my phone, and I'm going for the gain a pound a week plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Target View Post
    Thanks man. I have the calorie counter app on my phone, and I'm going for the gain a pound a week plan.
    a thing i recently started doing is mixing my whey with oats you can easily come up to 1000 calories from that alone
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    Drink the blue topped milk, Loads of calories in that

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    Also, is putting on weight going to guarantee an increase in overall body size?

    My forearms are fucking skinny, and while I do work them I feel like I'll never get them bigger without putting on weight. So if I maintain the training and pack on the calories, whilst balancing out fat, carbs, and protein, they should begin to grow?

    I feel like I've wasted the last 2 years training whilst eating about 1500-2000 calories a day

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    sounds like did

    2500 alone is needed to maintain bodyweight

    4000-6000 calories is what you need to increase growth

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    you can get 800+ calories in a morning shake

    this is what I have: milk, oats, 2 scoops protein, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 banana all in a blender

    make sure you're doing all the compound exercises: deadlifts, squats, rows etc

    cable work and all that bollocks is useless at your weight, that's for shaping the muscle after you've already built it

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    Those chocolate filled crepes from sainsburys>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmyGrimGrim View Post
    you can get 800+ calories in a morning shake

    this is what I have: milk, oats, 2 scoops protein, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 banana all in a blender

    make sure you're doing all the compound exercises: deadlifts, squats, rows etc

    cable work and all that bollocks is useless at your weight, that's for shaping the muscle after you've already built it
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    well i phrased it badly but there's no point doing isolation exercises before you've built decent mass

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    that should come from compound exercises but really training for two years that should of happened already

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    Consume more protein foods in your routine diet to gain your muscular weight rather then fat weight.
    Eating the natural protein foods leads to better weigaht management of the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
    Consume more protein foods in your routine diet to gain your muscular weight rather then fat weight.
    Eating the natural protein foods leads to better weigaht management of the body.
    sounds like hippy talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Nasri View Post
    sounds like hippy talk.
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    always eat good and natural

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