6ft 1 and around 14 st 5-7. I'm quite bulky/broad/muscular, but not toned at all really and a little bit chubby in the stomach region. Looking to get down to a comfortable 14stone. Need to cut out alcohol, but it's far too tempting!
(Original post by #JayJay)
that's what I tried to do but I didn't gain very much weight. I just ate more and more, even if it's junk food and whatnot but it got me nowhere.
but i'll follow your advice
At my gym there is this machine that tells you your weight, fat %, BMR etc. You should use one of these to get a rough estimate of your BMR. Your BMR is your basic metabolic rate, it will be about 2000-2500 calories. Mine is just below 2000. Basically, eat below this you will lose weight, eat above this and you will gain weight, assuming no major exercise is done on that day.
Basically, the reason why you're not gaining weight is because you're not eating enough. You're probably an Ectomorph - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ectomorphic like me. If you have an iPod/iPhone, Android or Blackberry handset, i suggest you get this http://www.myfitnesspal.com/mobile/ It's a wonderful app for counting the calories, so easy to use too! Then you can really find out if you're eating too much, you can also adjust it for exercise, as being active causes you to lose calories but the app can calculate approx how many calories were lost to give you an accurate description to how many calories you have consumed in that day,
Just keep eating like a boss but a bulk is also harder if you're not at gym. If you just eat lots and lots without lifting then it is likely that all you will gain is fat.