I’m on some meds that are necessary, work well, but make it very difficult for me to eat reasonable amounts of food. I’ve tried to force it, but I just vomit. It’s making picking up the weight I lost over the past year quite difficult.
I’m guessing that you’ve consulted your physician about the effect the meds are having? If its a side effect that you were warned of and basically have to deal with, one, that sucks and two, your best bet may be to try to get in some liquid calories.
Think something along the lines of Metabolic Drive Growth Formula, which has a good mix of healthy fats, good carbs and plenty of protein. Another plan of action would be to get in a good amount of liquid nutrients around your training sessions, when you’ll need them most.
In fact i would say if you take care of training nutrition and then try to get down a few other meals during the day, you should still be able to progress.
However, i do feel that you should consult a professional as to what your dealing with to be sure that it’s something that you in fact HAVE to deal with[/quote]
I’ve talked to my doctor about the side effects, but we both feel that it’s worth the success that I’m having on my meds. I was diagnosed Bipolar 1 after a brutal depression followed by a psychotic episode of mania where I thought I was a prophet. Taking care of my mind might actually get me somewhere in life soon, so, for the time being, I’m happy to have this kind of side effect.
I’m leaning up and getting stronger, by virtue of being in the gym again, it’s just an inability to get the calories in to bulk up to anywhere near my former size. I’m already having many meals in liquid form, as I found that helped. I typically cook a reasonable amount of beef and nibble on it throughout the day, and the rest is liquid.
I’m more or less at my wit’s end as far as cramming more calories in though.
I am still making progress, but it’s slow and rough going from 245 to 185-190. I figured muscle memory would be a great help, and I imagine it’s making things better than they could be, but I’ll probably be around this weight unless something changes.
I actually just thought of something thanks to your reply about the liquids… I make sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but that means there’s a window in the middle that I could probably eat a little something without getting sick. I may try waking up in the middle of the night, having a protein shake, and going back to bed. See if that works for me.
Thanks for the response, I think I rambled on about irrelevant details on mine