I am currently 5’8.5’ and about 205lbs. I am currently trying to gain weight. My goal, size wise, is to see how big I can get with just food and shakes. If I can get to 250+lbs, great. I understand to gain weight with food, you will undoubtedly gain some fat.
There is undeniably no way around this. I am still in my early 20s, and I feel if I choose to bulk up big, now is my time. If I need to shred some body fat later down the line, it will be very simple to do so, and I will actually have a base to fall back upon. Last year at this time I believe I was around 145lbs.
I think I defiantly could have gained more than 60lbs in one year if I would have been more consistent with eating around 4-5 meals, and drinking 2 meals of the right kinds of stuff a day. Along with consistency, the hardest part has been finding something that works for you.
Also, having variety and convince has defiantly played a major key in the long scheme of things. I do not consider myself fat, but I wouldn’t exactly say I am skinny now either. Standing up, I can see my ab impression when I suck in and tighten up my mid section (if this tells you anything).
My dad, being a doctor, tells me I have a huge risk of obtaining diabetes due to the large amounts of food I consume daily. He has me concerned on one hand, but on the other hand, I know he is one of those people who constantly worry about, for the most part, everything (not just me).
Now, I know your first question is going to be, how do you eat? Well, I do not have a given amount of calories I eat each day. It is very simple what I do. As I said above, I try to eat 4-5 meals a day, and try to drink 2 meals. I try to get all my right kinds of fats, carbs, and proteins for my weight, and then I throw in other foods as calorie supplements.
I also try to get as much fiber from fruits and veggies as I can. I find this defiantly helps with digest, and makes me much much less gassy (no joke). According to other people, it also balances out your PH. After every single meal I eat, I make sure I am full. I take a multi vitamin and an antioxidant pill three times daily.
I am not really too big on supplements except for protein powders, carbohydrate powders, BCAA’s, fish/flax oil capsules, CLA powder, greens product, and old fashion creatine monohydrate. My dad will not get off my ass about this diabetes thing, and it is defiantly starting to drive me nuts. Every time I see him, he brings it up.
He said he is going to start banning me from the kitchen (he is serious). He also tells me “nobody is going to want to be around a fat boy,” which I think is hilarious. I moved back home a couple months ago, and realized real fast it wasn’t a good idea. I am moving out in less than 2 weeks. I know my dad is a doctor, and he does know his stuff, but I think he is over reacting a bit.
Let me know your thoughts on this please. Is he over reacting, or is this something I really need to be concerned about?