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Ectomorph Body Type. Low Appetite

Hi everyone hope I can get some good feedback here. I have an ‘ectomorph’ body type, so unlike the majority on here, I am not trying to lose body fat, more trying to build mass and keep it. Ok so I have really low appetite, so How can I keep the mass I have built? Do I drink alot of protein shakes w/milk (since it has alot of prt/cal).

What do you guys suggest?

[quote]lleblanc1986 wrote:
Hi everyone hope I can get some good feedback here. I have an ‘ectomorph’ body type, so unlike the majority on here, I am not trying to lose body fat, more trying to build mass and keep it. Ok so I have really low appetite, so How can I keep the mass I have built? Do I drink alot of protein shakes w/milk (since it has alot of prt/cal).

What do you guys suggest?
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The shakes probably aren’t helping your appetite, and if it comes down to food or shake, its Real Food er’y time.
I would say shoot for 4 meals of 1000+ calories, and sip on a couple shakes, 1 post workout, 1 in between meals.
If the shakes are blunting appetite, they go.

Deadlift heavy. Always puts my appetite through the roof.
If I eat a just carb snack, like a handful of raisins, look the fawk out. Like trying to fill the pit from 300
Try drinking a small glass of OJ, for the ecto, a little dip in Blood Sugar should stimulate your appetite.

Avoid coffee, stimulants, and alcohol.
Eat until you feel ill, then try to take in 500 more calories. :stuck_out_tongue: j/k, sort of.

I used to have low appetite, think of it like your training, just eat a little more everyday and soon you’ll be eating double or triple what you used to. I personally make more food than I can eat, so when I’m full and my plate is only half gone I make it into a challenge to see how much more I can eat.

[quote]dreadlocks1221 wrote:
I used to have low appetite, think of it like your training, just eat a little more everyday and soon you’ll be eating double or triple what you used to. I personally make more food than I can eat, so when I’m full and my plate is only half gone I make it into a challenge to see how much more I can eat.[/quote]

Amen!
There are no shortcuts or tricks. This is the hardest part; most people can train even if they don’t feel like it; few can eat.

[quote]lleblanc1986 wrote:
What do you guys suggest?[/quote]

Calorie dense and fast digesting foods. Eat a lot of PB, other nuts, EVOO or EVCO, dried fruit ON TOP OF your normal meals. Don’t neglect protein though.