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Old 04-08-2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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Can someone give me a hand...

I'm 19 years old and about 9 and a half stone. I want to play football next season for a mans team but I realise I am about a stone underweight, however my attempts to gain weight have proved fruitless. Can someone help me to gain weight so as I can play?

 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Can someone give me a hand...

We can probably offer more help if you give us an idea of what you eat on a normal day, so we can offer advice of what to change.

But in general, aim to increase the amount of lean protein you eat, eg. meat with the fat trimmed off, fish, poultry, etc. aswell as plenty of healthy carbohydrates like baked potatoes, wholegrains, cereal, wholegrain bread, rice, pasta and which will give you energy for your sport and bulk out your meals.

also foods like peanut butter, avocados, nuts, seeds, oily fish, are all high calorie foods, but contain healthy fats which will benefit your body aswell as helping you gain weight.

Try drinking milk with your meals, and adding snacks throughout your day.

 
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Re: Can someone give me a hand...

OK then, to be honest I eat about 950 calories during the day and for dinner I guess an average meal- something like 4/5 potatoes, some meat and vegetable. I drink plenty of water and watch my salt intake.

To be honest at the minute I just want the weight on and then I can get fit from there. I figure I want to put on about a pound a week for the next 10 weeks.

 
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Re: Can someone give me a hand...

For a growing young man that doesn't sound alot! even if your evening meal was something huge and added up to like....1000 calories you'd only be eating under 2000 a day, and males are recommended to eat 2500! so theres definitely room for improvement - and the reason you're not putting on weight is most likely because of this.

I know it sounds obvious, but the only way to put on weight is to...eat more.

aim to add at least 500 calories to your diet for a week and see how you get on.

 
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