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Weight gain and smoking

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:13 am
by ashleyderbyshire
hi im 19 and my weight varys between 10 and 11 stone and i also have a fast motabilism,
my muscles have started to gain but i need to start a diet plan to move it on quicker,
would IF work for me or do i need to try something else.
Also would smoking fags and the wacky backy affect weight gain.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:00 am
by volleyball_man
If you want to lose weight - and that's all - starve. I've also seen some pretty thin heroin addicts.

Change your focus from weight to health!

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:07 am
by ashleyderbyshire
as i said i want to gain weight not lose numpty

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:17 am
by ianjb
Ouch!

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:14 pm
by volleyball_man
Sorry - misread. No more advice.

Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:56 am
by scumdogg
The rule for gaining muscle is to consume 1 - 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight, so in your case you should be eating at least 150 g of protein per day. It sounds daunting at first, but if you have a whole egg with a couple of egg whites with your breakfast, chicken with lunch, almonds or similar nut for snacks, beef for dinner, you start to get close. with a fast metabolism you could probably get away with increasing your protein intake while not adding too much fat.

As for the smoking, I'm no doctor, but I would think that smoking will hinder the uptake of oxygen into the blood have a negative impact on muscle metabolism meaning less than optimum gains. In other words, if you're serious about putting on muscle then smoking isn't helping you any.

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:50 pm
by ashleyderbyshire
im using a protein drink, if i up the dose to make up 150 grams a day will that be safe.
o yeah im sorry volleyball man only joking.