[quote]First off, you sound like a woman. Second, are you sure you’re eating as much as you think you are? Have you logged your food intake for a day or two?
And if you’re really having trouble gaining weight and that’s your goal, why are you so focused on eating clean? Eating clean is great if you’re trying to stay healthy, but that probably isn’t your main concern. You should try eating some starchy carbs…oatmeal, sweet potatoes, rice etc. I don’t know why starchy carbs have gotten such a bad rap. If you want to get bigger your body needs carbohydrates to grow.
Well, i have to agree with most of that.
I would say give yourself exactly 30 days and eat big and lift big. Include pastas, sweet and white potatoes, rice, good sources of proteins like chicken, fish, beef (i’d say twice a week for beef), eggs. Good fats: nuts, olive oil, yadda yadda.
6 Meals a day all with a major carb and protein source.
Full serving of a carb+protein beverage (Surge) before and after lifting.
At the end of 30 days, look in the mirror and feel how your clothes are fitting and assess if it’s working the way you want it to be.
If you’re getting fatter than you’d like, start cutting back the starchy carbs in your last 2-3 meals of the day and stick with that for 30 days.
If nothing’s happening, increase the amounts of everything.