Is the diet shown to me apply to hardgainers?

  • I just joined this site, and I feel like it, like most nutrition sites, is geared more to people who are trying to lose weight. I have the opposite problem, I want to gain weight. I just wanted to know if the diet shown in the nutrition section applies to those who are trying to gain weight? It seems as though it is geared to weight loss. I did put in the questionaire that i'm trying to gain weight.

    inoohu   by: inoohu
  • 8 votes
    andysmith  over 2 years ago by: andysmith

    The approach we took in the nutrition basics is to focus on the good foods and stay away from the bad. If you are trying to gain weight, it's really a matter of quantity. Keep the quality good while increasing the quantity. (In fact, that's why we didn't put a specific size/amount on the meals - so you could use for weight loss or weight gain)

  • 2 votes
    arnthorla  over 2 years ago by: arnthorla

    I also think that the main reason for you to get this feeling is simply because overweight is a more common problem than underweight.

    I agree overall with andysmith here. I would just like to add that some "unhealthy" products might even be more effective in adding weight. Like full fatty milk, ice cream, cookies and pastry, and so on. I advice you to try these options, but I also advice you not to loose sight of your overall health while doing so. ;)

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    rampmama  over 2 years ago by: rampmama

    If you are looking to gain weight, stick with the "clean" food and focus on things that a good protein sources, lean meats, quinoa, beans. This will help with your muscle gain (And muscle is heavier in fat). Then give yourself a larger portion of the good things. Almonds are a great protein rich snack. And my favorite breakfast is plain greek style yogurt with a hearty homemade granola. Agian loaded with good muscle building protein.

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    Jason  over 2 years ago by: Jason

    Hi inoohu! I think the term "gain weight" is pretty general. You could receive different advice depending on whether you want to gain weight through building lean muscle mass, bulk up your muscles or just raise your body fat percentage. Knowing the reasons behind the goal as well as the specifics will help get you better advice and support from the community. Thanks!

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