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hope to gain weight! NEW name Jake

jakesheppard1231jakesheppard1231 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
Hello I just turned 21 and I am real tall and skinny(6'3 145 lbs) I know really skinny. I am just posting this for myself and going to try and update weekly. Today I started tracking meals as I haven't been able to gain weight for years though I played sports in high school and was same weight. Anyway, I ate 2650 calories today and gonna keep at it. Its hard, but cant give up. Started lifting decent weights and drinking whey and might try others. Thanks my goal is to be 160 in 1 month for my sisters wedding. Its "just" 15 lbs lets see if i can do it!

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  • thanos5thanos5 Member Posts: 512 Member Member Posts: 512 Member
    i assume you want to gain weight with muscle rather than fat. 15 lbs of muscle obviously isn't possible in that amount of time, so if you're ok with putting on 13 lbs of fat, good luck!
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,833 Member Member Posts: 9,833 Member
    As mentioned those 15lbs will be mostly fat. Also that is a lot of eating, you are basically looking at about 1750cals per day over maintenance. So let's say you maintain on 3000 cals, that's 4750 cals per day. I would imagine if you are having issues keeping up with your eating as is, that will be tough. So my advice will be take it slower... don't put too much pressure on yourself to gain so fast, also you will be more likely to keep it on the more gradual you go.
    This sticky is helpful for food and advice for gaining

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10326769/are-you-a-hard-gainer-please-read/p1

    Good luck!!
  • jakesheppard1231jakesheppard1231 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    thanos5 wrote: »
    i assume you want to gain weight with muscle rather than fat. 15 lbs of muscle obviously isn't possible in that amount of time, so if you're ok with putting on 13 lbs of fat, good luck!

    oh your right. Thanks! I still need to gain weight but it will take time for muscle
  • jakesheppard1231jakesheppard1231 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    As mentioned those 15lbs will be mostly fat. Also that is a lot of eating, you are basically looking at about 1750cals per day over maintenance. So let's say you maintain on 3000 cals, that's 4750 cals per day. I would imagine if you are having issues keeping up with your eating as is, that will be tough. So my advice will be take it slower... don't put too much pressure on yourself to gain so fast, also you will be more likely to keep it on the more gradual you go.
    This sticky is helpful for food and advice for gaining

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10326769/are-you-a-hard-gainer-please-read/p1

    Good luck!!

    Thanks greatly, I will keep updated.
  • wiigelecwiigelec Member Posts: 499 Member Member Posts: 499 Member
    You are a young man with tons of potential ahead of you. You will need to train hard and you will need to eat ALOT. Don’t cut yourself short by not eating enough because you are worried about getting fat. Eat sensibly and in quantity. You will gain a little fat but can get immensely stronger build some muscle and not be a slob.

    Follow this “simple but not easy” approach for three months to get your feet wet then figure out what you need to do moving forward:

    https://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-Basic-Barbell-Training/dp/0982522738/

    https://www.andybaker.com/building-a-simple-diet-for-mass/
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