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Diet-plan for gaining weight (oh yes!) watch

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    Given that I used to 'miss' meals because I forgot to eat (notice how you do so when you spend hours on the computer? :o:), I've started to change my eating pattern to the following, but it still needs some work and that's what I ask of you here in the Fitness forum:

    BREAKFAST

    Now it's usually either porridge with banana mixed into it, OR some poached eggs on toast with some ham/mushrooms. I would previously miss this entirely !

    MID-MORNING

    I eat an apple or an orange but usually nothing more. I guess unsalted nuts would be good but when supermarkets seem to charge £2.50 for a tiny bag I don't really buy them =/

    LUNCH

    Honestly - it's usually 2 jacket potatoes with cheese, and a bit of salad by the side. I need more variety here please!!

    AFTERNOON

    I've probably read something wrong on a website somewhere but here I have peanut butter (some Meridian stuff that just has 2 ingredients or something) and sliced banana on wholegrain toast. (<-- is wholegrain/wholemeal toast worth the extra money?)

    DINNER

    If I can afford it I try to eat chicken at least three times a week which is either in the form of making a curry + rice, or just cooking the breasts with a sauce and eating it with some boiled potatoes. I don't eat seafood (don't ask!!) so other things I might have pasta for dinner a couple of times.

    This probably seems f-all to you in terms of what I eat but I honestly did used to eat waaaay less. So I really want actual meal advice and things to eat in the mid-morning/mid-afternoon "gaps". I'm mainly interested in how to balance "Healthy Eating" with "Objectively Eating to Gain Weight" - some of the things I read on the internet for healthy eating seem quite similar to what you are advised to eat to gain weight!

    Many thanks!!
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    Male or Female?

    Aims? You make no mention of physical excerise / weightlifting.
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    (Original post by Ricky116)
    Male or Female?

    Aims? You make no mention of physical excerise / weightlifting.
    Male! I've *literally* just this past week been on a google-frenzy for this whole weight gain thing (and yes I have bookmarked Starting Strength, just wanted some constructive friendly advice from fellow TSR members since I barely go into this forum usually ), so I don't really do much physical exercise at the moment! Though obviously once I've cracked a good diet (which can be quickly achieved) I'll get my **** down the gym.
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    Drink lots of whole milk. Preferably with every meal. There's not a lot of protein there, try to sort that out. If you having trouble getting more protein from food, order some protein powder from myprotein.co.uk. Brotherhood will give you a 5% discount code, you can count on it.

    Don't weight around for your diet to start training in the gym; you need to start training yesterday.
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    Its much better than many people's diets ive seen, but for someone trying to gain muscle i would say you need to add some more protein in there. For your lunch for example try tuna with your potato ( people often say they dislike seafood, but like tuna, so meh, its a great gym food)
    Breakfast is good, you cannot go wrong with porridge, and dinner is alright, keep eating your meat.
    If you like cheese, may i recommend cottage cheese as my best find for ages, 1 600g tub has 80g of protein, so eat half as a snack in afternoon or morning or whatever, and it also has about 1% fat , contrary to most people's beliefs. Good to see you redcognising the importance of nutrition tho.
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    Drink calshake / fortisip or get some caloreen to add to drinks.
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    At tesco 250g bags of unsalted nuts and fruit are like 55p
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    where are you veggies?? (apart from potatoe, you need some more greens)
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    (Original post by Mark Rippetoe)
    Drink lots of whole milk. Preferably with every meal. There's not a lot of protein there, try to sort that out. If you having trouble getting more protein from food, order some protein powder from myprotein.co.uk. Brotherhood will give you a 5% discount code, you can count on it.

    Don't weight around for your diet to start training in the gym; you need to start training yesterday.
    **** off Smed.
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    I don't knock you for doing it, I don't know why you get so touchy.
 
 
 

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