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Along with Vickie's excellent list. . .

March 22, 2019 06:45AM
He should eat lots of all that's listed.

The formula is pretty simple. . . take in more calories than you burn. Lifting without increasing his caloric intake will do nothing to help. . . and, in fact, could actually cannibalize the muscles, limiting their growth.

One thing I do is eat lots of packaged egg whites (with a whole egg mixed in) for protein. And I mean LOTS. . . I take in the equivalent of a few dozen eggs a week. I also take in 5-7 pounds of chicken breasts a week.

A couple of tips. Taking a good, whey protein drink immediately after lifting gets the process going. Then, within a hour to an hour and a half after lifting, he should have a protein-packed healthy meal. Foods with a low glycemic index are best for this meal. . . like brown rice, sweet potatoes (not white potatoes) along with red meat or fish. Or whatever floats his boat. If time is limited, just a roast beef or sliced turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread works just fine.

Also, just for a few extra calories, I eat Smucker's natural peanut butter. . . healthy fats and lots of protein and calories. Smucker's is the best because it's peanut only. . . unlike other brands that include extras like sugar and palm oil.

One other of my staples not on Vickie's list is whole milk Greek yogurt. . . this stuff is amazing and good to include in the post workout meal. Lots of protein and casein, which is slowly absorbed into the system. In fact, just before I go to bed I have some Greek yogurt or peanut butter to help nourish. muscle while in a sleep state.

But in the end, it still comes down to calorie count. And a word of warning. . . . eating healthy isn't cheap. And that's why I eat a lot of chicken breasts. . . they're cheap.


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MamaRAMa84March 22, 2019 06:21AM

  Along with Vickie's excellent list. . .

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  Re: Along with Vickie's excellent list. . .

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  Re: Along with Vickie's excellent list. . .

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  Re: try goat yogurt

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  Sounds like me.

Ramgator53March 24, 2019 11:08AM

  lift weights

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  Re: What is THE best way to gain weight for a 20 year old??

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  Re: What is THE best way to gain weight for a 20 year old??

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  Re: Sea monkies

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  WOO HOO!! He has already gained 3 and a half pounds!

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  I'm HOPING his goal is to not look like me. He'll NEVER reach that!

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  So he's weight lifting with you then huh

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  Re: What is THE best way to gain weight for a 20 year old??

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  Mama nailed most of what I recommend, but 1 thing I haven't seen listed

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