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    Default Cannot gain weight! 5 meals a day.

    Hey guys,

    So I recently started going to the gym, say 2 months ago.

    I'm on the 5x5 Stronglifts routine, 3 days a week.

    I'm having big issues gaining weight. I'm 6'5 and I started at 80.85kilos and now (2 months later) I'm 80.65kilos.
    I'm eating more than 150g of protein per day (more than 130 is recommended for my weight). I eat 4-5 meals a day with 2 whey protein shakes. No sugar or ****ty meals. All clean food. Lots of red meat, chicken, lots of eggs, veggies etc etc.

    Now, I do have a ****ing crazy job where I'm doing physical work outside in Far North Queensland, Australia in 36 degrees (basicly 100 degrees Fahrenheit) heat in 100% humidity. So I'm literally a walking swimming pool for 8 hours a day. So maybe this is preventing me from gaining weight.

    Maybe that's not the issue? Metabolism too fast? Should I see a doctor?

    Not sure I could manage 6 meals a day. You just can't, I really struggle to eat 5 a day. My body just doesn't want a 6th meal...

    So what do I do? (Quitting my job is out of the question)

    Thanks for your time guys, I really appreciate it!

    Let me know if you need more info

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    Are you counting calories?

    Focus on including calorie-dense foods into your meals i.e nut butters, fatty cuts of meat and so on. Blend coconut oil with your shakes to up the fat content - this will add hundreds of calories to your diet alone .
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    Hi DoiEvenLift!

    In my experience your problem is a common one. Basically, you just need to eat way more, including lots of carbs. Start drinking milk – tons of it, every day. Have lots of rice, pasta, and whole grain bread. Try some high quality weight gainers. Eat even more protein – at least 170 grams per day. I know eating more might be a challenge, but more food is what your body needs to grow. If you're not in a calorie surplus, you simple won't put on mass.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by Doug; 01-15-2018 at 02:16 PM.

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    Dave Tate's Westside Bulking Story will teach you the way.

    Here's a quick story.
    There was a time at the Old Westside gym where I couldn't gain weight to save my ****ing life.

    There was this dude who trained there who could just put on weight like ****ing magic. He'd go from 198 to 308 and then to 275 and back down to 198. And he was never fat. It was amazing.

    I finally asked him one day how he did it.

    "You mean I never told you the secret to gaining weight? Come outside and I'll fill you in."

    Now remember, we're at Westside Barbell. And this guy wants to go outside to talk so no one else can hear. Think about that for a minute. What the hell is he going to tell me? This must be some serious **** if we have to go outside, I thought.

    So we get outside and he starts talking.

    "For breakfast you need to eat four of those breakfast sandwiches from McDonalds. I don't care which ones you get, but make sure to get four. Order four hash browns, too. Now grab two packs of mayonnaise and put them on the hash browns and then slip them into the sandwiches. Squish that **** down and eat. That's your breakfast."

    At this point I'm thinking this guy is nuts. But he's completely serious.

    "For lunch you're gonna eat Chinese food. Now I don't want you eating that crappy stuff. You wanna get the stuff with MSG. None of that non-MSG bull****. I don't care what you eat but you have to sit down and eat for at least 45 minutes straight. You can't let go of the fork. Eat until your eyes swell up and become slits and you start to look like the woman behind the counter."

    "For dinner you're gonna order an extra-large pizza with everything on it. Literally everything. If you don't like sardines, don't put 'em on, but anything else that you like you have to load it on there. After you pay the delivery guy, I want you to take the pie to your coffee table, open that ****er up, and grab a bottle of oil. It can be olive oil, canola oil, whatever. Anything but motor oil. And I want you to pour that **** over the pie until half of the bottle is gone. Just soak the **** out of it."

    "Now before you lay into it, I want you to sit on your couch and just stare at that ****er. I want you to understand that that pizza right there is keeping you from your goals."

    This guy is in a zen-like state when he's talking about this.

    "Now you're on the clock," he continues. "After 20 minutes your brain is going to tell you you're full. Don't listen to that ****. You have to try and eat as much of the pizza as you can before that 20-minute mark. Double up pieces if you have to. I'm telling you now, you're going to get three or four pieces in and you're gonna want to quit. You ****ing can't quit. You have to sit on that couch until every piece is done.

    And if you can't finish it, don't you ever come back to me and tell me you can't gain weight. 'Cause I'm gonna tell you that you don't give a **** about getting bigger and you don't care how much you lift!"

    Did I do it? Hell yeah. Started the next day and did it for two months. Went from 260 pounds to 297 pounds. And I didn't get much fatter. One of the hardest things I've ever done in my life, though.
    You Can't Out-Diet Lousy Training.

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