Hi! I’m new to this site…been reading for the past several weeks - lots of great stuff here! but now I’m looking for advice.
The simple version: I need to gain weight.
About me…I’ve trained endurance for years…triathlons (and still do). In fact I got INTO triathlon thinking…well…if my body doesn’t want to gain weight…let me use it for what it seems to want to do…go really far
My dilemma is this…
From about mid-November til now I’ve taken off…completely off since by November I’ve become very lean (even without trying)…and normally during this downtime I gain weight - though not much.
Ok…let’s start using some numbers…
During Spring/Summer/Fall my weight hovers between 110 and 115! I watch it constantly to make sure it doesn’t drop below 110
(as for my screen-name…it’s a nickname from college
So this time of year I usually get “up to” 118 to 122 (I know this still isn’t much…but it’s what usually happens.
So last night I went to the gym for the first time and “weighed in” after taking 2 or 3 weeks off and eating, and having thanksgiving…and I was…
Now…my eating habits have been the same since Junior High…I snack…all damn day!
I honestly canNOT sit and eat big meals…bear in mind my size…
So a typical day for me:
When I first get up I don’t want to eat at ALL, but I force myself to at least usually have a piece of toast with peanut butter and jam/jelly on it and some tea
I get into work at 7am and from that point til noon I have 1 snack per hour…
today I have:
Garlic Sesame sticks
Lunch is usually something frozen that I heat up here at work…pre-made meal style
After lunch (hour later): Apple
Go home…snack: More crackers while I make dinner
Dinner (can be lots of different things but not a HUGE plate since I can’t eat too much in ONE sitting)
During the evening I get munchy again and will snack one or 2 more times.
So I’m not trying to starve myself, and my bodytype is definitely “ecto” and I will likely never be big, BUT that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be able to put on a little weight…
I’m looking for healthy suggestions…20 Cheese cakes a day would probably do it…but probably NOT super healthy