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  • Can't Gain Weight Weight!!!

    I've been stuck at around 200 lbs (at 5'8" and 10-12% bf) for almost 6 months. I keep upping the cals but the scale doesn't move. I added another 500 cals a month ago and dropped all cardio and the scale still didn't increase.


    Here's my diet

    TRAINING DAYS


    Meal 1
    Egg - Whites 1.5 Cups
    Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
    Oats 2 cups
    Blueberries 1 cup
    Turkey Ham (cooked measured) 3 ounces

    Totals: Protein: 75 Fat: 28 Carbs: 135 Calories: 1080


    Meal 2
    Whey/Casein Blend 2 scoops
    Oats 1 3/4 cups
    Olive Oil 1 tablespoon

    Totals Protein 58.5 Fat 24.5 Carbs 102 Calories 885

    Meal 3
    Chicken Breast (cooked measured) 8 ounces
    Brown Rice (cooked measured) 2 1/4 cup
    Almonds 1/4 cup

    Totals Protein: 77 Fat: 25 Carbs: 106 Calories: 960


    Meal 4

    Whey/Casein Blend 2 scoops
    Oats 1 3/4 cups
    Almonds 1/4 cup

    Totals Protein 58.5 Fat 24.5 Carbs 102 Calories 885

    Meal 5
    Pre/peri/post workout
    30 min preworkout: Whey 2 scoops
    Waxy Maize 2 scoops
    BCAAs 1 scoop
    During workout: Waxy Maize 1 scoop
    BCAAs 1 scoop
    Postworkout: Whey 2 scoops
    Waxy Maize 3 scoops

    Totals Protein: 100 Fat: 4 Carbs: 194 Calories:1200


    Meal 6
    Chicken Breast (cooked measured) 8 ounces
    Brown Rice (cooked measured) 2 1/4 cup
    Almonds 1/4 cup

    Totals Protein: 77 Fat: 25 Carbs: 106 Calories: 960

    Daily Total: Protein: 452.0 Fat: 131.0 Carbs: 751.0 Calories:6010.0


    Non-training Days:

    Meal 1
    Egg - Whites 1.5 Cups
    Olive Oil 1 tablespoon
    Oats 2 cups
    Blueberries 1 cup
    Turkey Ham (cooked measured) 3 ounces

    Totals: Protein: 75 Fat: 28 Carbs: 135 Calories: 1080


    Meal 2
    Whey/Casein Blend 2 scoops
    Oats 1 3/4 cups
    Olive Oil 1 tablespoon

    Totals Protein 58.5 Fat 24.5 Carbs 102 Calories 885

    Meal 3
    Chicken Breast (cooked measured) 8 ounces
    Brown Rice (cooked measured) 2 1/4 cup
    Almonds 1/4 cup

    Totals Protein: 77 Fat: 25 Carbs: 106 Calories: 960

    Meal 4
    Whey/Casein Blend 2 scoops
    Almonds 1/2 cups

    Totals Protein 62 Fat: 30 Carbs: 19 Calories: 560

    Meal 5
    London Broil 8 ounces
    Almonds 1/2 cups


    Totals: Protein: 77 Fat: 42 Carbs: 12 Calories: 740

    Meal 6
    London Broil 8 ounces

    Totals: Protein: Protein: 65 Fat: 14 Carbs: 0 Calories: 420

    Daily Totals: Protein: 393.5 Fat: 159.5 Carbs: 341.0 Totals: 4605.0

    I don't weigh out my veggies but I have a big salad or brocolli with with 3 meals a day. I was thinking I could make meal 4 and 5 on my off-days pro/carb meals just like on my training day and then keep meal 6 on my off-day the same (just 8 oz of london broil). Any ideas or suggestions?

  • #2
    Whats your training routine look like? maybe you are over training? Active job? good luck man.
    Not just making up the numbers

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    • #3
      How is training going? Sleep?

      How are your hormone levels, if you know em?
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      • #4
        And just how much weight do you think you are going to gain adding a whole 500 cals a MONTH?
        Bryan


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        • #5
          Originally posted by BryanB View Post
          And just how much weight do you think you are going to gain adding a whole 500 cals a MONTH?
          Strong reading skills.

          J/K, he said a month ago.

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          • #6
            not that this is the most helpful comment but jeez thats alot of food....I would be a serious porker eating that...guess it just shows how different we all are

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            • #7
              Have you considered increasing portion size and decreasing meal frequency?

              I know that's probably kinda scary considering the amounts you eat now.

              And maybe switch around your protein/nut sources a little more frequently. More red meat in place of chicken, cashews or macadamia nuts instead of almonds...a very small thing but may help in the long run

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              • #8
                Yeah, that was a quick read & post before heading out the door for work.

                With that said, have you taken BF measurements to see if you are gaining muscle and losing fat? Just curious.
                If it were me, (Not a nutritionist), I would back off on the protein some and add carbs instead
                Bryan


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                • #9
                  way back in the day (when i had a faster metabolism) my weight was stuck.....my training partner at the time convinced me to stop on the way home my gf's house at either taco bell or Mickey D's for my last meal of the day (usually beween 10:30-11:00pm)....did the trick.
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                  • #10
                    You people make me so jealous I just might hurt myself. :smow:
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                    kind of a douche

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BryanB View Post
                      Yeah, that was a quick read & post before heading out the door for work.

                      With that said, have you taken BF measurements to see if you are gaining muscle and losing fat? Just curious.
                      If it were me, (Not a nutritionist), I would back off on the protein some and add carbs instead
                      In the last 2 months my bodyweight has stayed the same (200 lbs) but I've added 1/2 inch to my arms, 1 inch to my quads and chest, and I have lost an inch off of my waist. So it looks like I might be adding a small amount of muscle but I'm sure my progress could be a lot better if I could get the scale to move.

                      In the last 2 months I've also made decent strength gains: +50 lbs on my front squat, +60 on trap bar deadlifts, +40 lbs on my db bench (+20lb per hand), +30 lbs on my dips, +40 lbs on my db rows, etc. So I don't think overtraining is an issue.

                      I had a "complete male hormonal panel" done 2 months ago and everything checked out fine. So I don't think its a medical issue.

                      I've always had a fast metabolism since I was a kid plus I work construction which makes it even harder to gain weight.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by punkguitarist View Post
                        In the last 2 months my bodyweight has stayed the same (200 lbs) but I've added 1/2 inch to my arms, 1 inch to my quads and chest, and I have lost an inch off of my waist. So it looks like I might be adding a small amount of muscle but I'm sure my progress could be a lot better if I could get the scale to move.

                        In the last 2 months I've also made decent strength gains: +50 lbs on my front squat, +60 on trap bar deadlifts, +40 lbs on my db bench (+20lb per hand), +30 lbs on my dips, +40 lbs on my db rows, etc. So I don't think overtraining is an issue.

                        I had a "complete male hormonal panel" done 2 months ago and everything checked out fine. So I don't think its a medical issue.

                        I've always had a fast metabolism since I was a kid plus I work construction which makes it even harder to gain weight.
                        your 200 pounds is better now. you did gain weight. what you just did is the essence of bodybuilding
                        nice work
                        -c

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                        • #13
                          Maybe you need a week off?

                          Or maybe a cheat day 1x per week?

                          (Not a nutritionist)

                          Best of luck!
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                          • #14
                            Add more calories.... particularly in the form of CARBOHYDRATES... especially post workout meals.

                            Sounds like your body is changing nicely, and the weights are going up, keep it up.

                            Increase the carbs and be patient...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bbjeff86 View Post
                              Add more calories.... particularly in the form of CARBOHYDRATES... especially post workout meals.

                              Sounds like your body is changing nicely, and the weights are going up, keep it up.

                              Increase the carbs and be patient...
                              Bingo. Hell, if I was him (losing fat and gaining muscle), I wouldn't change a godadmned thing.
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