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Gluten Free Weight GAIN Help Needed


#1

I am 5’ 11 and 140 pounds and desperate to gain weight, the only problem is I am gluten intolerant and find it hard to consume the carbs needed to gain as i find it hard to stomach large amounts of rice and potato etc.
My gym routine is good i just struggle with the diet. Any one got any tips on gaining on a relatively low… Maybe 100-150g carbs a day diet? Should i replace the calories needed with more protein and fat?
Any help appreciated


#2

Suck it up.

A big guy once said " Everyone wants to get big, no one wants to work for it".

Out of curiosity, what it this routine?


#3

Um how many calories are you taking in?


#4

I bulked up without eating grains (60kg to 90kg) without eating any grains other than sometimes eating rice cakes. I keep the protein high and up the fat. Lots of milk, olive oil, eggs, meat and cashew nut butter.

Make a shake if you struggle getting the calories in.


#5

I should have seen that coming! I don’t mind eating i suppose what i should have said is “does anyone have any tips on getting more carbs into my diet that endless bowls of rice and potato”

I try go for chest/tri back/bi legs and shoulders/abs splits. Within each i do a heavy set medium set and a light set for example heavy 3 sets 8-10 reps on bench, medium 3sets on dumbbell press 10-12 reps and light x 3 12-14 reps on cable flies

Might not be ideal all i know is I always ache like F for days after!


#6

Most days i can get to 2500-2750 just by high protein/fat foods I only started a few weeks back however


#7

That is music to my ears i can eat unlimited fats and.protein i just have trouble with carbs so it’s good to hear you achieved with the same


#8

Quality of the answer is in direct correlation with the quality of your question.


#9

Then it is a good job c-adams understood and offered advice but thanks for dropping by.


#10

Quinoa is a good grain without gluten. Beans and legumes are awesome too. Oatmeal (spend the $ for steel cut if possible) If you can tolerate it.

Flax seed, chia seeds, and nuts will help. High fat, high fiber, good protein.


#11

Thanks man suppose I haven’t thought much about seeds and other grains i will give it a try


#12

i would really look into making some shakes. I can nearly get all the calories you get in a day, in two shakes. Takes less than a minute to make and drink each one.


#13

You are right. What sort of things do you put in yours?


#14

Milk, bananas, cashew butter, olive oil and sometime protein powder. I just made one with just milk and cashew butter, around 1500 calories.