eat eat eat , compound exercise's and then eat eat eat.. you can gain weight but it take's a serious commitment. i can be more specific if you would like me to message you.. feel free to ask any questions
they all add significant 'weight' to the body. We can pin point which ones we want to increase.
how does one get heavier blood and skin?
Hey, I was underweight before I started HCRV, I had a BMI of 17.9 (anything under 18 is considered underweight.) Keep getting the calories in, I am 5'6" and was getting about 3500 - 4000 per day, mainly nana smoothies. It literally took me 3 weeks to put on just over a stone in weight just doing this, and it happened while I was going for a short run 3 times a week too. No fat gain either. Everything has filled out and I no longer look emaciated. My BMI is now a healthy 21. Just make sure you get the calories in!
Thanks Richie. I admit I'm struggling with the taste of bananas. I can't eat more than three. I like figs, mango and pawpaw though. What can I eat instead of bananas? I also got hungry at lunch time and ate too many nuts to fill me up. Oh dear.... I'm new at this...
I find it easier to eat lots of bananas in a smoothie, I use 10-12 at a time nowadays. Just checking, are you eating the bananas when they are fully ripe (black spots all over the skin)? If they are unripe (green or pure yellow skin) they will not taste so good. Figs and mango's are great, dates too! Are you counting your calories? It's a useful thing to do till you get used to eating the right amounts. I use www.cronometer.com it's very handy!
Oh yeah, put the nuts in the bin! They are so easy to overeat, and can make you feel awful!
Go for the mangoes and figs if you want... they are also great sources of calories. I was also a bit too thin before lfrv, it wasn't difficult to gain weight and keep it on. I ate 3000 cals/day, got plenty of sleep, water, sunshine and exercised as much as I wanted..mostly swimming, yoga and running or biking. Richie gives great advice!
why do you have to count calories? I don't want to count, just eat.
To make sure you are getting enough! Trust me, you're gonna end up under eating if you don't do this, at least in the beginning.
yes the bananas are fully ripe. I just think they are too sweat and they make me feel sick if i have more than a few. I like other fruits though so will eat them instead. But why never ever any nuts?
You can eat a few nuts, but it's important to stay low-fat which you won't be able to be sure of if you don't track your food in fitdiary or chronometer. In the beginning you need to know how many calories you're getting in...and how many you actually need... when you get to eating how much you actually need you won't need to count calories anymore...you'll know how to eat enough.