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Matthieu Hertilus
04-05-2009, 12:40 PM
I get the fact that to gain quality mass you must eat more, but I feel as though I train very hard but don't have the appetite to eat more than twice a day. Should I just fight this lack of appetite and get in as many quality calories as I can or should I just stick to the 2 meals a day? I haven't made progress in terms of weight gain but I haven't lost any of the muscle I have now. Any suggestions?

Brian DeGennaro
04-05-2009, 12:55 PM
As Robb told me when I met him, (not verbatim) if you want to gain some weight you need to be stuffing yourself day and night. You should feel bloated and disgusting at all times during the day.

George Mounce
04-05-2009, 02:21 PM
As Robb told me when I met him, (not verbatim) if you want to gain some weight you need to be stuffing yourself day and night. You should feel bloated and disgusting at all times during the day.

Robb is 100% correct. You should be crapping, shaving, and bathing 3 times a day from the food overload to put it another way. :p

Kevin Perry
04-05-2009, 02:23 PM
Anywhere you go there should be food in your mouth, if there is a min when you are not chewing, your not doing it right.

Garrett Smith
04-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Blech, no wonder I'm just fine at my super-stable ~177#...that full all-the-time feeling is disgusting IMO. After having done IF, I don't think I could ever do it unless there was a REALLY good reason!

Matthieu Hertilus
04-05-2009, 03:02 PM
If it is true that i need to be eating a lot more often, even when im not hungry, how do you know when it's too much (i.e. when you cross over into gaining fat along with muscle even when "clean bulking")?

Steven Low
04-05-2009, 03:10 PM
If it is true that i need to be eating a lot more often, even when im not hungry, how do you know when it's too much (i.e. when you cross over into gaining fat along with muscle even when "clean bulking")?

The mirror never lies, but the scale does.

Liam Dougherty Springer
04-05-2009, 03:17 PM
The mirror never lies, but the scale does.

true though if doing a carb cycleing type program on carb up days some people will get "puffy" and bloated due to water retention and that does not necessarily mean you are gaining any fat on the contrary you may be burning it.

Brian DeGennaro
04-05-2009, 03:56 PM
Also, start drinking your calories. A gallon of milk is easier to down when you drink several glasses with each meal.

Steven Low
04-05-2009, 04:10 PM
true though if doing a carb cycleing type program on carb up days some people will get "puffy" and bloated due to water retention and that does not necessarily mean you are gaining any fat on the contrary you may be burning it.
Shhh! It sounded good which is why I didn't say that.

Bloating is actually fairly normal with variable carbs, salt intake, and time of day.

Gavin Harrison
04-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Blech, no wonder I'm just fine at my super-stable ~177#...that full all-the-time feeling is disgusting IMO. After having done IF, I don't think I could ever do it unless there was a REALLY good reason!

How's increasing your powerlifting total or limit strength rank? :P

Mike ODonnell
04-15-2009, 08:56 AM
If large gains in body weight is the goal......embrace the sin of gluttony.....or take steroids.

Robert Johnson
04-16-2009, 06:44 AM
Is it possible you got used to not eating enough?

Miranda Sierra
11-14-2009, 06:10 PM
Thank you all for your comments. I was fairly sure others had experienced this and it is great to see that I am not alone.