Gaining weight and meal size Watch

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Hello

I was wondering:

1. To gain weight, should I eat lots of small meals that keep me very full? Or should I have big meals but less often?

2. Also, if i want to gain weight, should I eat anytime i feel hungry? (i.e. never having an empty stomach)

Confused about this :confused: so any help is appreciated
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1. Medium size, 6 times a day

2. Yes

I just had a Big Mac, 2 triple cheeseburgers and big fries. Get to Maccies and beat me.
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1. Medium size, 6 times a day

2. Yes

I suggest you have a lot of your calories from protein and slow-release carbs (wholewheat etc.) and work out with a schedule of 3-4 days per weak, with big weight low reps.
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1. Medium size, 6 times a day

2. Yes

I just had a Big Mac, 2 triple cheeseburgers and big fries. Get to Maccies and beat me.
Cheers.

I get hungry sometimes before I go to bed, so I have a bowl of oats and muesli. Would that be a good source of protein to have before bed? (about 2 hours before I sleep)

Thanks
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Over the last four/five months i've been doing a lot of wieght gaining (i always hated being very skinny) and i've been having four big meals a day (with snacking in between), but 6 medium meals is probably just as good. It's different for different people.

You just need to ensure that you are significantly increasing your food (and more importantly calorie) intake.
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1. Medium size, 6 times a day

2. Yes

I suggest you have a lot of your calories from protein and slow-release carbs (wholewheat etc.) and work out with a schedule of 3-4 days per weak, with big weight low reps.
I have been eat more lentils and beans (to increase my protein intake). For example, i would have a can of berlotti beans, about 12-16g of protein per can. Beans are a good source of protein right?

im vegetarian by the way (in case you mention meat) lol
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I have been eat more lentils and beans (to increase my protein intake). For example, i would have a can of berlotti beans, about 12-16g of protein per can. Beans are a good source of protein right?

im vegetarian by the way (in case you mention meat) lol
Regardless of whatever you just said, you should try steak because that has a lot of protein in.

Also, if it suits your chosen lifestyle, have a look at some protein shakes from MyProtein.com but if you decide to take these I recommend you ask someone on here which one(s) to get as I do not know myself.
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(Original post by vn2009)
Hello

I was wondering:

1. To gain weight, should I eat lots of small meals that keep me very full? Or should I have big meals but less often?

2. Also, if i want to gain weight, should I eat anytime i feel hungry? (i.e. never having an empty stomach)

Confused about this :confused: so any help is appreciated
Eat enough, of the right stuff and hit the weights and you will grow irrespective of meal size and/or frequency.

Don't make it more complicated than it needs to be - just get out there and do what is needed.
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Cheers.

I get hungry sometimes before I go to bed, so I have a bowl of oats and muesli. Would that be a good source of protein to have before bed? (about 2 hours before I sleep)

Thanks
Yeah that's fine.

I eat 30 mins before I sleep, its all rubbish about you store it as fat.
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Yeah that's fine.

I eat 30 mins before I sleep, its all rubbish about you store it as fat.
Really :confused: Cos everyone keeps saying eat at least 2-3 hours before you go bed, otherwise you put on fat
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Really :confused: Cos everyone keeps saying eat at least 2-3 hours before you go bed, otherwise you put on fat
Lol its a load of crap, eat whenever.
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1. Medium size, 6 times a day

2. Yes

I suggest you have a lot of your calories from protein and slow-release carbs (wholewheat etc.) and work out with a schedule of 3-4 days per weak, with big weight low reps.
That's sounding like a low-fat diet. wtf? What kinda metrosexual bullsh** is that?
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That's sounding like a low-fat diet. wtf? What kinda metrosexual bullsh** is that?
Yes, do eat fat, but fat is not a huge part of your calorie intake. You get most from carb && protein.
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Yes, do eat fat, but fat is not a huge part of your calorie intake. You get most from carb && protein.
Who says? And why not?
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Who says? And why not?
Unless you are very particular about your fats, you'll eventually have a heart attack. DO NOT WANT especially when you train at the gym.
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Unless you are very particular about your fats, you'll eventually have a heart attack. DO NOT WANT especially when you train at the gym.
Why wouldn't a person be 'particular' with their fats? You're suggesting they be particular in carbs, particular in protein, and particular in not having fats; why not carry on with the logical idea that one would be 'particular' in their fats?

And I don't think you've really got a grasp on what heart disease is and why people get heart attacks; best to keep your opinion to yourself.
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Why wouldn't a person be 'particular' with their fats? You're suggesting they be particular in carbs, particular in protein, and particular in not having fats; why not carry on with the logical idea that one would be 'particular' in their fats?

And I don't think you've really got a grasp on what heart disease is and why people get heart attacks; best to keep your opinion to yourself.
Brap.
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