In my humble opinion I would get your hands on some kind of whey protein shake, perhaps take in three a day or so (how ever many it takes to average a gram of protein per pound or more if your trying to get bigger). Works for me if I’m trying to bulk. I’m sure others will have some better advise for you.
I own a jug of Pro Complex: Augmented Protein System 60g protein, 14g BCAAs, 10g Glutamine & Precursors, and 15 minerals and vitamins. Would it be a good idea for me to take this both before and after my workouts? and maybe just once on off days? or would that be too much?
Slim Fast and the phrase “put on weight in muscle” should never be uttered together. Protein shake/MRP FTW. Your calories are too low if you’re trying to add weight especially if you have a fast metabolism. You’re likely eating in a deficit if you couple that with weight training.[/quote]
At the moment I have been drinking the slim fast with each of my meals for more calories. Is this counter productive?
Well you said you weight 146lbs which is not much, even if you aren’t that tall. So your kcals a day seem low. I would progress up to around 2,500 kcal for the next week and keep moving that number up as your see your gains go up. I myself have to consume over 4,000 kcal a day to gain weight.[/quote]
I will try putting together a new weekly menu for myself and beef it up a lot. Today instead of having 2 eggs I had 4 and when I’m at work I usually eat at subway (good? bad?) and I have been taking down two foot long subs on those days.
OP - You need to do what you know is feasible - that is: what you are willing to and capable of sticking to. If you think you can stick to a planned out meal plan, then great. But I honestly doubt that you have stuck to this plan for long if you are not gaining weight. No offense. Reason being is that you’d either A) gain weight or B) realize you’re not gaining weight and bump the calories.
I and others could make a bunch of recommendations about what foods to add and take away from your plan, but like I said - do what’s feasible. Stick to a plan, any plan. That’s the first step towards fitness is sticking to a plan, good or not. Stick to it. Get out of your comfort zone and make a slight change from your norm.
If you have read this and my assumptions are wrong then I apologize. Let me know. Good luck.
No need to apologize, I’m looking for all the input I can get. I made my own diet with planned out meals with what I thought at the time was a lot of food and when I wasn’t putting on weight and actually started loosing weight I tried beefing up each meal, but still made no progress. I do stick to the plans I make, but I would like input from experienced people on how I can improve them.
more fat, less starch, more veggies. Definitely more protein.
Try adding more multi-vitamins and fish oil caps, and drop the vitamin water.
And drink more water.
I take 1 multi-vitamin cap and 2 fish oil caps with each meal (X6) a day.
What is wrong with vitamin water? Are all multi-vitamins created equal? What are the more trustworthy brands? and which do you use?
Thanks everyone for the responses.