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    My mother says im getting too thin, and is urging me to eat starch. To be fair I have lost about 7kgs, in the past 4 months leaving me at 60kgs at 6ft tall. I dont think I've lost muscle though, just fat....I hope.

    The point is i'm trying to gain weight like crazy I eat until i'm full and then I eat a bit more. I have actually got lazy in the workout department, but that's because of school work.

    Does anyone know any tips for building some muscle, if not just to get my mother off my back

  • #2
    Eat more and lift heavy!
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
    PS
    Don't forget to play!

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    • #3
      Lift heavy and eat more.

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      • #4
        Consume more biomass while accelerating large masses away from the center of the Earth. Allow for strong recovery, and repeat.

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        • #5
          In fairness, starch doesn't have to mean pasta. Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes, fruits, all may help. As long as you are getting all your nutrients, up your fat intake for more calories. Also lift heavy. I like how wiltondeportes puts it!

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          • #6
            Your mom is right. Eat more starch. Try potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, bananas, white rice, cassava, or taro. There are a ton of options depending on how strict paleo you wish to be and what you like.

            Carbs are really helpful for building muscle. You don't have to eat grains to get them.
            Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

            My Primal Journal

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            • #7
              Try throwing in 200 grams of Cashews a day. Just snack on them in between meals, maybe even mix in some dry fruit. You've got 100 gram of fat, 30 gram of carbs and 50 gram of protein per 200 gram bag. Will go really well with some heavy weight training and the high levels of testosterone that's flying around your 17 year old system.

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              • #8
                If you really want to put on mass and you get any ideas of buying steroids or a Pro-Hormone, have a word with yourself. At your age, you're likely to do permanent hormonal damage when you go into shutdown. I'm sure you're not that daft but it's always worth saying with these things being so much more widely available now, especially to the internet savvy.

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                • #9
                  lol carb heaven. starch will make you gain weight all right, body fat not muscle
                  Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                  Before and after pics
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                  Primal Sucess Story
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                  Primal Journal
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BennettC View Post
                    lol carb heaven. starch will make you gain weight all right, body fat not muscle
                    This is not true for most people, and NOT HELPFUL for a hard-gaining teenager. Like, at all.
                    Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

                    My Primal Journal

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                    • #11
                      A carb cycling approach is probably the most effective way to get the best of both worlds, putting on lean muscle while minimizing fat gain. On workout days limit fat and pig out on "safe starches" (sweet potatoes, white rice, some fruit, etc.) and on non-workout days get most of your calories from fat. I wouldn't calorie restrict at all at your age and with your body type, just mess with the macro nutrient ratios a bit. And if you are a hard gainer, you really do have to eat a shit ton more than you think.

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                      • #12
                        lol im a teen
                        Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                        Before and after pics
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                        Primal Sucess Story
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                        Primal Journal
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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