How does one gain weight?
It depends on your bodies metabolism, you may be like me... I can eat & Eat and EAT... Like a HOG above all HOGS.... And I'm still at 170 lbs... And I'm almost 22...
Here is a little trick I learned, You know if you eat small means each day, more than 3.... That this normally compensates with someone such as our selves, who find it easy of our bodies abilities to burn of fat in a ZAP...
Thus, I've been eating a lot less lately, but eating very well... I love Milk & I eat a lot of fatty foods, but My Body NEEDS it! Grabbing Seconds & Thirds.. And pigging out......
I've been laying around like a lazy blob, typing away at my computer all day, because I enjoy what I do here... lol
My point is, it kind of doesn't matter how much you eat.... It is more of what you eat!
Now, I'm not saying to eat a lot of Junk crapolia or anything... Although, You've gotta admit! Its fun & Tastes great when you do...
I found this while browsing the web, upon typing my Answer to you...
"The Perfect Weight Gain Solution
Gaining weight can seem as daunting as trying to lose weight. Hard training at the gym, numerous meals per day, all yielding no results. There is a formula for successful weight gain.
Step 1: Calculating unique caloric needs. Basal Metabolic Rate will be calculated, and added to your unique level of activity, and on a case by case basis, adjusted for desired weight gain total.
Step 2: Analyzing macronutrient needs. The percent of carbohydrate, proteins, and fats, as well as their sources, can have a profound effect on weight gain. Your unique needs will be the sole factor in determining such percentages. A menu pattern based on this information, and the calculation of step 1, will completely remove all the guess work out of consuming enough calories. A daily meal pattern will provided to avoid the tedious task of counting calories.
Step 3: Designing an individualized comprehensive supplementation program: Supplements are a necessity in a weight gain program. All supplement recommendations are planned around your individual needs, allergies, sensitivities, and compounding factors, such as reaching caloric requirements. At the center of the supplement program is a product from Biochem called TMX. TMX provides a complete high protein meal, which will be adjusted with other ingredients based on individual needs, current training programs, and caloric requirements."
Seems neat doesn't it?
Positive Energy Balance = Consumption exceeds expenditure (caloric surplus), leading to weight gain.
This in a nutshell, is the more you eat, the less you do, the more you gain... But something is wrong here? For us.. The more we Eat, The less we do, The same we are? Right!
So, here are a few more tips:
1) Count how many calories you eat in a normal day. Don't change anything, just eat like you normally would and count how many calories you consumed. This is an extremely important step, so try to be as exact as possible. Also, weigh yourself.
2) Starting the day after you counted calories, eat 500 calories MORE then you normally do. So, lets pretend that the day you counted calories you counted 2000. For the rest of the week, you would now eat 2500 calories a day. Instead of eating 3 big meals a day or eating all day all the time, spread those calories out over 5-6 smaller meals. Eat one meal every 2 and a half to 3 hours. To get big, you have to eat big! Remember that.
3) Weightlifting! Get in the gym and lift! This is another important step to how to gain weight, so make sure you are doing it correctly. For more information on weightlifting workout routines and splits, read the workout routines and splits section.
4) At the end of that week, weigh yourself. You'll notice you're gaining just after one week! Now, don't expect to see a 10lb increase. Gaining anymore then 1 or 2 pounds a week is unhealthy and means you're putting on way to much fat. So look for 1 or 2 pound gains at the end of the week. Don't sound like much? You can be gaining 5-8 pounds a month!
5) Heres an important one. At some point, you will stop seeing weight gain. At this point, you will have to eat even more. So, when you stop gaining for at least 2 weeks, it means it is time to start eating an extra 250 calories a day. Every time you see you haven't gained weight for at least 2 weeks, add an extra 250 calories.
Wow... I found this neat Calulator... 'http://www.annecollins.com/calories/calorie-needs-women.htm' I checked my stats: 5'10/165 lbs./ Male/ 22yrso/ Activity Level (Light hehe)/
It states my Daily Cal. Intake should be 2520, Thus with the previous matrix... Add 500? Hmm... Thats 3020 Calories a DAY! Man o Man!
This will require me to eat, about 6 or 7 times a DAY. Meaning I would have to include 503.33333333333> Calories per MEAL x (6) to equate the amount needed for me, to attain an ideal weight for my self...
Why not check it out for your self? Just click Use Our Calorie Calculator
CALORIE NEEDS FOR WOMEN:
Take all this info & your research findings & talk with your Parents. Speak with your doctor before you do this... But Hey, this is a good start...
Good luck! Best Wishes!
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LOL me too.