As the title says, I am in search of some advice and or tips on how to gain weight with a gentle nudge from @TrainForPain. I don’t have any knowledge of nutrition other than to eat a lot of protein, and eat enough to gain weight, or eat less if you want to lose weight.
Started lifting a few years ago doing 531 with essentially the bar on all lifts. I weighed 175lbs, and within the first year got up to maybe 182-185lbs. After that I’ve basically been eating up to a weight and hanging there for a few months. I’ve hit 192 for a while, 198 for a while, and 202-206 for what feels like forever. Last night after dinner I weighed 209, which means I’m around 204-205 in the morning.
My food today was…
Breakfast wrap, which is 2 eggs, a sausage patty and cheese on flour tortilla wrap (I buy this at a store around the corner on the way to work)
XL Tortilla wrap
5oz ground beef
Big handful of greens (spinach/arugala)
Blue cheese dressing
2 small slices pepperoni pizza
Handful of blackberries
1/4 gallon 2% milk
2 XL tortilla wraps
7oz ground beef
4 slices uncured smoked bacon
2 big handfuls greens
3 scoops homemade salsa
Bowl of granola with almonds
3 heaping spoonfuls organic natural peanut butter
Not quite another 1/4 gallon of 2% milk
Some days I go without the milk after work. On lifting days I’ll have 2 scoops maltodextrin and preworkout after work.
My goal is to gain weight. I’m not lean by any means (and I don’t really care to be terribly lean). I feel as though my progress on my lifts have been lackluster lately due to not gaining weight as the bar weight gets heavier.
Anyone care to lend a bit of knowledge and point me in the right direction as to what I can do to get over this hump? More protein? More carbs and less fat? More of everything? The obvious answer is to just eat more, and if that’s the advice I get, I’m ok with it.
@T3hPwnisher @flappinit @samul
I’m not sure who else to tag, I don’t look at the nutrition section often.