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Old 08-23-2020, 01:53 PM   #1
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Gaining weight/Appetite issues

I've been having problems for the least 15ish years having enough appetite to eat enough calories, let alone eat enough for making great gains on cycle.

My diet is zeroed in, I take a multi-vitamin and some liver herbs. Plus a non caffeinated preworkout.

I don't drink and my caffeine intake is a cup or two of green tea a day.

I have tried eating 3 big meals a day or 5 smaller meals. I usually don't finish my meals.

I'm currently 6'3", 220 lbs. Trying to gain on a test/deca cycle.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks to making someone.. more hungry?
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Increase palatability and decrease volume. You’re likely gonna need a ton of cals depending on your daily activity. If you’re sedentary most of the day it’ll be easier but if you work a labor job it’s gonna be high. I have found that liquid carbs around my training has been clutch for adding cals. A smoothie with a couple scoops of protein, some oats, a banana, strawberries and if you need more cals mix with fruit juice instead of water.

Other things such as Swedish fish and cereal and rice cakes are great to round out cals. Other than protein powder, you are going to have to eat your protein but if you smash a couple of shakes per day you could knock out 100pro from there. Add in a lb of ground beef and some chicken and you should be able to hit protein pretty easy.

For reference I’m 5’8” and 200lbs right now. When I bulk up I’m hitting 200pro anywhere from 55-100fat (depending on phase) and 5-700cho. Usually anywhere from 3-4500 cals. You’ve got a much bigger frame so it may take quite a bit to get the scale moving but focusing on lower volume foods should be a big help
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Old 08-23-2020, 02:22 PM   #3
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Great reply Jester, thanks. I currently am working from home (not many union contracts in my area at the moment.) But I have been focusing on powerlifting as opposed to gaining size.

I'll try to focus more on protein shakes.. sometimes I just forget I have a whole ass bucket. What liquid carb do you enjoy?
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Old 08-25-2020, 12:27 AM   #4
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Great reply Jester, thanks. I currently am working from home (not many union contracts in my area at the moment.) But I have been focusing on powerlifting as opposed to gaining size.

I'll try to focus more on protein shakes.. sometimes I just forget I have a whole ass bucket. What liquid carb do you enjoy?
I would look more at gainers as opposed to just protein powder. I use them at work as I get no break and don't have time to eat. just watch doing too many, solid food is the best choice but gainers will work.
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Meal plans work food with six meals of exactly what you’re gonna eat and each item weighed. Then you force feed it if necessary and you’re not done until the container is empty. That way your appetite isn’t in control your brain is.

Like me yesterday two meals with 8 oz beef, 300g cooked weight rice, one whole egg and 20g almond butter. My appetite said stop half way through but I finished it anyway. 2.5 hrs later I did it again. It sucks but there’s really no path to get bigger without eating bigger.
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I know what you mean about lack of appetite. I get tired of eating and bored with food easily.
It’s a constant battle of willpower just to eat so often on cycle. I’ve considered pre-made meals but they look good on the tv commercial but I’m pretty sure they’re overpriced microwave TV dinners.
I take B-12 daily but that’s just because my thyroid is usually a little low. B-12 does increase metabolism and thus appetite increase would be a reasonable expectation.
Protein intake is important but too much animal protein is bad for your kidneys.
Marijuana helps a lot of people for appetite but idk if that is appropriate for your circumstances.

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Old 08-26-2020, 11:01 PM   #9
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This isn't no trick if you aren't doing your best to eat all your meals. However, if you are, and you want to up your cals, peanut butter is the ticket. It's cheap, it packs more cals ounce for ounce than anything out there, and it's convenient. It also boosts your healthy fats and protein.

When I lived abroad for several years, I had a hard time maintaining weight, let alone gaining, bcoz it was a tropical climate, hot, humid, and you sweated your ass off a lot - like being in constant thermogenic mode even if you don't want to be haha.. Seems I couldn't budge from 232-234 lbs for quite some time. I finally went out and started buying jars of peanut butter. Every night before crashing, I would eat 4 or 5 large tablespoons of it. I'd chase it with a glass of milk. Sure enough, in 2 weeks I was up a few lbs. After about 6 weeks I was up to 240 - my normal walk around, OFF weight. Once I hit 240 I just ate enough PB to maintain it, as I didn't want to gain too much and get soft.

Get ya some PB - it works.
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Another trick you can try is get you some GHRP-6. It's known to increase appetite BIGTIME. I believe it is actually sold for just this purpose. It's a peptide, and affordable.
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Dang guys all great replies. I'll grab some b12 and a fuck load of PB tomorrow (The crunchy kind, of course). Wish I could smoke pot but random UAs can bite me in the ass, don't wanna lose that union money!

Thanks for the info.
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I think the the green top Jiff Omega 3 is the best for eating out of the jar. It's got a cleaner taste, a little creamier and omega fats.

I used to use it at the end of the day if I was struggling to get cals in. Now I just try to eat as much as I can as early as I can. I don't like to count it as protein though. I like almond butter as well but can easily get tired of it.

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This isn't no trick if you aren't doing your best to eat all your meals. However, if you are, and you want to up your cals, peanut butter is the ticket. It's cheap, it packs more cals ounce for ounce than anything out there, and it's convenient. It also boosts your healthy fats and protein.

When I lived abroad for several years, I had a hard time maintaining weight, let alone gaining, bcoz it was a tropical climate, hot, humid, and you sweated your ass off a lot - like being in constant thermogenic mode even if you don't want to be haha.. Seems I couldn't budge from 232-234 lbs for quite some time. I finally went out and started buying jars of peanut butter. Every night before crashing, I would eat 4 or 5 large tablespoons of it. I'd chase it with a glass of milk. Sure enough, in 2 weeks I was up a few lbs. After about 6 weeks I was up to 240 - my normal walk around, OFF weight. Once I hit 240 I just ate enough PB to maintain it, as I didn't want to gain too much and get soft.

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Increases appetite especially the injectable.
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Btw I just noticed you're running test & deca. You know EQ increases appetite for many right? Might wanna add in some for that benefit, or sub it for deca.
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