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    Well, you want to put on weight in a healthy way really. So I'd say avoid overly fatty foods, don't go on a McDonalds diet! Bread and potatoes are good! Just eat a lot of that, but don't forget fruit and vegetables. They won't stop you putting on weight, whatever you eat has calories. So be sure to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, on top of bread and potatoes. Fry your potatoes in vegetable oil (preferably olive oil, but that may be expensive in the UK). Also use lots of oil on your salad dressings. Work out a lot too - you'll build up muscles that way, that way you are putting on healthy weight (muscles way more than fat though, be aware of that when you plan your diet).
    Plan your diet... that is exactly what you should do. Work out a plan for a week and stick to it. If you don't weigh enough you may have to force yourself a bit to eat a lot more than you usually do, ie may not be used to having 3 large meals a day. For snacks those protein bars a very good idea, egg salad sandwich with mayo is also a good idea . But as I said, don't forget the fruit and veg and the excercise - man, I wish I could stick to my own advice and do more excercise :p: .
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    If you just eat a lot, you'll just put on fat. If you are going to spend all the effort trying to bulk up, you might as well start training with weights and put on muscle, which is healthier and better for self-esteem etc...Anyway, you probably have a fast metabolism, so just eating a lot won't really work. If you train with weights on a regular basis, and eat a lot of food (mainly proteins) then your body will use the food to repair and build the muscles you've worked out on, instead of just burning it which is what a fast metabolism does. Try to eat about 1.5g-2g of protein per kilo of youre body weight per day, and go to you're local gym and ask them to sort you out with a mass building programme (should be weight training at least 3 times a week). Then you'll start putting healthy and good looking weight on, instead of just getting fat or eating bad food with no results.
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    (Original post by dazmanultra)
    I was thinking of going on the supersize me diet this summer.

    McDonalds 3 times a day...
    :eek: HAVEN'T YOU SEEN SUPERSIZE ME? You'll probs be dead after a month! You don't wanna damage your health in gaining weight.

    Check the trailer (it'll put you off):

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/indepe...ersize_me.html
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    (Original post by flipflop2)
    :eek: HAVEN'T YOU SEEN SUPERSIZE ME? You'll probs be dead after a month! You don't wanna damage your health in gaining weight.

    Check the trailer (it'll put you off):

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/indepe...ersize_me.html
    i'm quite sure it was just meant as a joke
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    I agree. Its easy for people too say eat loads of chocolate and fast foods - because although they have alot of calories - you're just going to make yourself ill, who could live on fast food all the time? I'd just feel really ill. I may go to my doctor and see what thy say. I need to put on 1 - 2 stone really - then I'l be happy. But I'm NOT going to do that buy eating junk. I dont really like it anyway
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    (Original post by sheepgirl)
    I agree. Its easy for people too say eat loads of chocolate and fast foods - because although they have alot of calories - you're just going to make yourself ill, who could live on fast food all the time? I'd just feel really ill. I may go to my doctor and see what thy say. I need to put on 1 - 2 stone really - then I'l be happy. But I'm NOT going to do that buy eating junk. I dont really like it anyway
    yeah, you really shouldn't eat junk food! it would be so unhealthy. maybe your GP can send you to a dietry specialist. if you need to put on 2 stone, then you must be very underweight? I hope it all works out well for you
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    Spinach, Eggs, Fish. Use full cream milk instead of semi-skimmed. Keep snacks like nuts, pasteurised cheese, fresh and dried fruit, biscuits, crackers, yoghurts or fromage frais handy to nibble at. Always use plenty of butter or margarine. Spread fillings thickly. Add a dessertspoon of mayonnaise to sandwich fillings like hard-boiled egg, or tuna fish.
    Etc etc

    http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=5574

    (No, it's not to do with cancer)
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    Two methods, they can be used in conjunction:
    1. Buy and use a weight gain supplement.
    2. Follow this diet: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/animalpak68.htm

    I tried the second one for three weeks (whilst I could afford it, I quit my job you see) and gained about 21 pounds and greatly increased my strength.
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    just try and swallow big lumps of lead... :eek: should work though...
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    I've been trying to put on weight, because i got ill earlier this month and lost half a stone. Don't snack on chocolate or crisps or anything sweet. I cut them out and put on weight because I ate more at mealtimes. Also my all time tip...either fruit with custard OR the best thing ever for weight gain rice pudding. I ate half a tin every evening (alongside my normal diet) (watching big brother) for a week and put the weight back on. Try it, its great and tasty xx
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    Thanks everyone! I REALLY do eat ALOT, more than most of my family members. I tend to eat small but frequently, as i get full up quite quickly. I'm always snacking some sort of junk crisps, biscuits, sweets, chocolates, cakes, ice-cream, - (the list could go on forever); because i have a VERY sweet tooth. But i do also eat a healthy good meal everyday that my mom prepares!

    Im going to try out some of those, especially that plan where i write down what i eat and calculate my calorie intake and adjust according, the rice pudding one, (although i do eat r/p but only the little minature sized ones and not so frequently as everyday, and i was also try the body building supplements - This will not give me a body builder muscle will it?

    @ the person who said something about people calling you thin, yeah i agree with what you said, to me saying someone is 'thin' or 'fat' has the same derogatory meaning associations. I think its just that some people feel as though being 'thin' is something to be proud of :confused: !

    Keep those ideas coming in!
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    No, supplements like weight gainer ill not give you "a bodybuilder muscle" unless you go to the gym. But then again ones with 50g protein per serving is a pretty big waste of money if you're not aiming to gain muscle.
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    As mike1w said, no. they'll just increase your calorie intake.

    it's not hard, eat clean and lots of it. eg. nuts - healthy fat but a bag is 500 calories plus.
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    DON'T just start randomly eating unhealthy foods, that's just stupid. Instead, eat a high carb and protein diet, with lots of healthy stuff in it: tuna, salmon (all fish, really), cheese are all good for protein, and lots of wholemeal bread, pasta, rice etc. for the carbs. When I was really trying to bulk up as part of my training, I'd eat huge plates of pasta with tins of tuna between meals. Yummy, and nutritious.

    Edit: Forgot eggs! How could I ? Munch them down like nobody's business.
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    keep it to brown pasta though.

    I'd say eggs, but if you do scrambled eggs don't use all the yolks - too many eggs = bad.
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    (Original post by erk)
    They supplement with protein ie. shakes/bars to add calories and supplement their training (on and off the pitch) they build muscle, not fat. Eating a protein bar wont do ****.
    Anything suggested on this thread, to an intelligent person, indicates only a supplement/addition to a balanced diet.

    Like duh.
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    I have always been slim and a bit on the underweight side, since i can remember, so I had to put on weight, and found it really hard at first, but it got easy. My dieticion (how the hell do you spell that??) made me double the amount of lunch (so two sandwiches instead of one), double breakfast, so eat toast with it. And i had two small dinners as well. And i just had to snack on fruit throughout the day. She made me do a calorie counter diary. I'm quite competitive, so i would naturally try and beat the day befores count. Now i am back to healthy weight just about.
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    Careful with all the fats etc though cos you'll be fuzzing up your arteries!
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    Try drink full fat milk before you go to bed every night. I used it (still do) and it helped me put on quite a bit of weight along with some of the other methods.
    I'm in the healthy 9 stone zone!
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    (Original post by laurenlauren)
    I've been trying to put on weight, because i got ill earlier this month and lost half a stone. Don't snack on chocolate or crisps or anything sweet. I cut them out and put on weight because I ate more at mealtimes. Also my all time tip...either fruit with custard OR the best thing ever for weight gain rice pudding. I ate half a tin every evening (alongside my normal diet) (watching big brother) for a week and put the weight back on. Try it, its great and tasty xx
    The weight you lost was most probaly water weight as their is no way you can put on 7 pounds of fat in a week,
    So that explains hgow you put on weight so quickly.
 
 
 
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