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    My wife is becoming increasingly motivated to find some answers for her weight situation.

    She is 5.10 and 108 lbs. She has looked at all sorts of ways of increasing her weight, but most only offer an expensive protein drink that is Soya based, which she is not keen on due to the adverse affects of Soya.

    She is working out in the gym 3 times per week, is very active. She is looking to put weight on that fits within a balanced and healthy program.

    Any advice would be welcomed.

    Terry
    "The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money"

  • #2
    Originally posted by evotell View Post
    My wife is becoming increasingly motivated to find some answers for her weight situation.

    She is 5.10 and 108 lbs. She has looked at all sorts of ways of increasing her weight, but most only offer an expensive protein drink that is Soya based, which she is not keen on due to the adverse affects of Soya.

    She is working out in the gym 3 times per week, is very active. She is looking to put weight on that fits within a balanced and healthy program.

    Any advice would be welcomed.

    Terry
    She should try eating more food. It's not rocket science...

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    • #3
      Eat eat eat.

      Sent via lightsaber

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      • #4
        add nuts and dark chocolate to her diet...dried fruits will also do the trick
        My story, My thought....

        It's all about trying to stay healthy!!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by evotell View Post

          She is 5.10 and 108 lbs. She has looked at all sorts of ways of increasing her weight, but most only offer an expensive protein drink that is Soya based, which she is not keen on due to the adverse affects of Soya.


          Terry
          ' Most only offer an expensive protein drink that is soya based ' ......... Who is offering this ? I can't think of anyone who knows their arse from their elbow that would push soya protein drinks over whey protein.
          Last edited by OldSchhool; 11-14-2013, 11:40 AM.

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          • #6
            Take her to the buffet restaurant.

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            • #7
              Adding weight I suspect is a function of eating more carbs and fat and protein and lifting weight. Any cardio at all would be counter productive. You ramp up muscle building and fat storage and get rid of any cardio work that will break down muscle and stress the body.

              Theoretically.

              FWIW I am a big ol bear of a guy that has never had this issue so what do I know.
              Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

              Join me at www.paleoplanet.net, where all the cavemen hang out.

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              • #8
                She needs to ensure she is eating a mix of the following at least 3 times per day:

                Steak, eggs, bacon, pork chops, Gammon, beef mince, turkey mince, chicken, cottage cheese, yogurt, why protein, heavy cream.

                She then needs to do a brief HIT session a couple of times per week focusing on a compound leg exercise, a horizontal push, a horizontal pull, a vertical push and a vertical pull. Each session she should strive to add either reps or weight to the bar.

                The last factor is sleep, she needs plenty of this to recover from the workouts.

                With these 3 factors taken care of she will definitely gain quality weight.

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                • #9
                  Does she like ice cream?
                  Salube Up! - SalubriousU

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OldSchhool View Post
                    She needs to ensure she is eating a mix of the following at least 3 times per day:

                    Steak, eggs, bacon, pork chops, Gammon, beef mince, turkey mince, chicken, cottage cheese, yogurt, why protein, heavy cream.

                    She then needs to do a brief HIT session a couple of times per week focusing on a compound leg exercise, a horizontal push, a horizontal pull, a vertical push and a vertical pull. Each session she should strive to add either reps or weight to the bar.

                    The last factor is sleep, she needs plenty of this to recover from the workouts.

                    With these 3 factors taken care of she will definitely gain quality weight.
                    Thanks for the effort you made in order to help my wife, we have a few questions regarding your comments.

                    1. What does HIT mean?
                    2. What is compound leg ex?
                    3. What is horizontal push & pull?
                    4. What is vertical push & pull ?

                    Thanks we really appreciate your assistance.

                    Terry
                    Red Deer. AB
                    "The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money"

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                    • #11
                      I would agree with the above - plenty of sleep and good resistance training. I would also add, white potato - not everyone would support this in this community but for someone looking to GAIN weight, it will work well
                      Healthy is the new wealthy.

                      http://www.facebook.com/groups/ances...handnutrition/

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                      • #12
                        In order to give you any helpful suggestions we should see what she eats in a typical day, her total calories. If in fact she is unable to gain weight there may be an underlying medical problem and she needs to see a doctor.
                        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by evotell View Post
                          Thanks for the effort you made in order to help my wife, we have a few questions regarding your comments.

                          1. What does HIT mean?
                          2. What is compound leg ex?
                          3. What is horizontal push & pull?
                          4. What is vertical push & pull ?

                          Thanks we really appreciate your assistance.

                          Terry
                          Red Deer. AB
                          Hey Terry,

                          HIT is High Intensity Training....Basically doing very brief workouts but pushing each set to momentary muscular failure ( Google Drew Baye for more detailed insight into this type of workout.)

                          Compound leg exercise = Squat ( front, back, Hack squat etc )or some type of Leg press.
                          Horizontal push = Some type of chest press( Bench press, Lying Dumbbell press, machine press )
                          Horizontal Pull = A Row type exercise; Barbell row, Dumbbell row, Machine row, Pulley row.
                          Vertical Push= An overhead press using barbell, dumbbells or a machine.
                          Vertical Pull = Chin Ups, Lat Pull downs etc.

                          I posted this in another thread, it is a good example of the effort given during a HIT workout. Reps are always smooth and under control.

                          Last edited by OldSchhool; 11-18-2013, 07:23 AM.

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                          • #14
                            At 5'10" and 108lbs I suspect she simply does not eat enough.

                            At 5'3" and 135lbs I typically eat:

                            3 eggs, 2 cups of coffee, a pound of meat (fish, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, whatever) or more, a big sweet potato, some vegetables, half a big bar of chocolate, 2 protein drinks with a little extra fruit, a handful or two of nuts and/or a piece of cheese and perhaps a glass of wine each day.

                            I lift weights 2x a week, sprint 2x a week and go for a hike once a week. And with all this pigging out and such little amounts of exercise (compared to slogging it out running 5 miles a day or something) my weight barely fluctuates.

                            By the way, lifting weights feels like the fountain of youth to me. It has not made me big and bulky. It has made me feel strong and happy. It took a while to get used to it and to learn to eat a lot to support the effort. The sprinting has also been a miracle. It really makes me feel heart-healthy and fit in cardiovascular sense. The weight lifting I do is the stuff the big boys do: squats, deadlifts, presses. I make sad attempts at pullups, do a few curls and sometimes I do pushups, too.

                            The exercise and the eating work together, support each other. If I don't exercise this way I certainly can't eat as much. Doing this type of exercise makes sure the weight I gain is in muscle and bone and not fat.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • #15
                              5'10" and 108, she is on death's door. Dairy stat, and get her to a doctor! Is she fainting a lot and too weak to do things? She might have a serious medical condition, like parasites or a diseased/cancerous gut. Posting about this here is probably a waste of time.
                              Crohn's, doing SCD

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