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Old 11-23-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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Been a year of personal stress. Lost weight due to such, but lost too much weight; took physical, doc says I'm fine but about 20 lbs. underweight. Been eating like there's no tomorrow but seems only my stomach grows (for a time); I have a very high metabolism. What's the best way to gain 30 pounds?
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If you're male, eat more protein and start lifting weights.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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If you're male, eat more protein and start lifting weights.
Same as if you are a female as well.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:20 AM
 
Location: USA Los Angeles
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If you are getting fat only in your stomach area, then you should do a particular exercise to reduce belly fat. Eat balanced diet.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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If you are getting fat only in your stomach area, then you should do a particular exercise to reduce belly fat. Eat balanced diet.
Oh you can spot reduce, can you? Do tell.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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Well now I'm eating every 4-5 hours - 3 meals and snacking in between. Joined a gym, started working out. In 3 weeks, I gained 6 lbs. I'm hoping to gain at least 30 lbs.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Might I ask why you want to put on weight? I'd suggest giving up on the idea of putting on weight and concentrate on eating for health and use the gym to strengthen your body and gain fitness.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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6' 0", 129 lbs. Need I say more?
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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If you're male, eat more protein and start lifting weights.
In addition to this, drink some of your calories and attend to your digestion. Perhaps try digestive enzymes for a while or eat organic and some raw foods. Concerning the drinking of calories, I recommend you drink 100 grams of finely milled oats which will give you approximately 380+ calories, lots of fiber, minerals and some (incomplete) protein. If your kidneys are in good condition you could add some whey to this or alternatively just have it with a good source of protein.

You can also eat a few table spoons of organic extra virgin coconut oil each day at 120 calories per tablespoon. Make sure you drink enough water, preferbly mineral or filtered. You should also figure out how well your thyroid is working and your Iodine levels.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Only exercise will give you desirable bulk. Concentrate on building strength, not putting on weight. The weight will come as you bulk up but expect to be a lean mean machine, not the hulk. Work on your health, make sure you have all the proper nutrients (vitamins, minerals and proteins). Try to get your carbs from non grain sources and leave out sugar altogether.

Being tall, lean and muscular is a good way to be and you don't have to have massive muscles. If you want to build your legs, try riding a mountain bike, preferably in the hills. Especially the hills. For a start it will build your stamina and fitness making working out at the gym more productive. There are protein products that promotes muscle building. For example, have a look here; Bodybuilding.com - What Are The Top 5 Supplements For Faster Muscle Gain?. There's something that movie actors are alleged to use but I lost the link and it may be BS, I don't know.
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