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Chim
02-02-2005, 06:55 PM
Gotta eat huge to get huge, share your appetite-expanding tips!

I'll start off, I drink tons of water (around 1L after a meal and then 1L in between meals) and that expands my stomach so after I'm done taking a piss I'm ready for more food. The weakness of this is that one of my biggest meals is right when I wake up, so this doesn't work unless I wake up in the middle of the night to load up on water.

1badPT
02-02-2005, 07:05 PM
If you're bulking, a protein shake in the middle of the night isn't a bad idea at all.

Just make sure you're eating frequently instead of 3 big meals. The funny thing is at first you'll feel like you're forcing yourself to eat because not much time will have passed since your last meal. But after eating 5-6 smaller meals per day for about a week, you'll be hungry all the time and you'll have no problem eating the food you need. I'm assuming you're pairing these eating habits up with a workout program.

davidI
02-02-2005, 07:07 PM
I find the most important thing isn't appetite but having quickly available food. I'm usually too lazy to make food but if it's sitting right there I will eat it!

Chim
02-02-2005, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by 1badPT
If you're bulking, a protein shake in the middle of the night isn't a bad idea at all.

Just make sure you're eating frequently instead of 3 big meals. The funny thing is at first you'll feel like you're forcing yourself to eat because not much time will have passed since your last meal. But after eating 5-6 smaller meals per day for about a week, you'll be hungry all the time and you'll have no problem eating the food you need. I'm assuming you're pairing these eating habits up with a workout program.

Yeah I'm already at 6-7 meals, but I haven't gained for a while so I need to increase the meal portions (hence the need for appetite!)

And yup it's with a workout program, I've been doing this for a while but I haven't been at a plateau for more than a month before (it's been around 2 months now)

GucciBoy
02-02-2005, 07:19 PM
I eat every hour. Always have food with me. Bring a grocery bag to class every morning haha.

I already drink about 40-50L of distilled water a day. Im nuts yes. Classmates think theres something wrong with me, peeing every hour...but I dont care. So many ppl dont know how important water intake is to us and every day living. I would rather drink too much than not enough. Better than taking back coke or root beer everyday for lunch. Only drink fruit juices (organic) not that sugar crap, no milk, no dairy, no pop, no booze.

Actually wait, I do have plain low fat yogurt every 2nd or 3rd day.

davidI
02-02-2005, 07:41 PM
I have tons of milk and dairy in my diet...

KELSTAR
02-02-2005, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by GucciBoy
I eat every hour. Always have food with me. Bring a grocery bag to class every morning haha.

I already drink about 40-50L of distilled water a day.
You drink say the equivalent of 80-100 water bottles a day???!! That means you would be drink minimum four per hour of the day! and I didn't take out sleeping hours! How is that possible?

GucciBoy
02-02-2005, 07:59 PM
actually kel, I drink about 7-10 bottles an hour, and Im usually up for about 12-15 hours of the day.

1badPT
02-02-2005, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Chim


Yeah I'm already at 6-7 meals, but I haven't gained for a while so I need to increase the meal portions (hence the need for appetite!)

And yup it's with a workout program, I've been doing this for a while but I haven't been at a plateau for more than a month before (it's been around 2 months now)

Ok, if you're eating that often you might be eating the wrong foods - if you're eating low calorie versions of foods, switch to regular (IE whole milk vs skim, regular peanut butter vs light, and so on).

Post up your workout routine, its possible your workout has too many reps and your simply burning the calories off without stressing your muscles enough. Do you get sore in the muscles the day after you work them? Also when was the last time you changed your workout?

DUBBED
02-02-2005, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by GucciBoy
actually kel, I drink about 7-10 bottles an hour, and Im usually up for about 12-15 hours of the day.


you must spend hella time in the bathroom...

RiceCube
02-02-2005, 09:18 PM
wow fiend

richardchan2002
02-02-2005, 09:27 PM
Why bother with drinking water? Just toke up. hahaha. :D

'93 SR-V
02-02-2005, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by GucciBoy

I already drink about 40-50L of distilled water a day. Im nuts yes. Classmates think theres something wrong with me, peeing every hour...but I dont care. .



Iím assuming you meant to say 4-5L /day?

Skylinelover
02-02-2005, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by '93 SR-V


Iím assuming you meant to say 4-5L /day?
:werd:
That is alot of cash plus water to be drinking haha

hockeybronx
02-02-2005, 10:23 PM
These are the keys for my food intake:

- monitoring my sleeping habits for undersleeping as well as oversleeping. The only thing worse than being sleep deprived is waking up after a 14 hour sleep and feeling slugish and lazy.

- I strive to drink 5 litres of water daily

- I live an active lifestyle, and I'm always walking and lifting at work so I pack in the food during my breaks at work

- I enjoy working out just before bedtime, but I still make sure to have a shake, a snack, and some milk right after my workout for my body to recooperate with.

- I also am continually working at eating more fruits and vegetables, I've learned how to make some kick-ass salads, and make sure to buy plenty of fruit for myself

GucciBoy
02-02-2005, 10:45 PM
yes be sure, go hard, less reps, shorter workout, it will work your body much harder than spreading it out with lighter weights, more reps and longer workout.

At least this is how I do it. I have friends who used to workout for 2-3 hours, with 9-10 sets!!! Thats nuts! I go on avg 5-7 reps per set, 5 sets, and my workouts last an hour to an hour and half.

right bad?

Chim
02-02-2005, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by 1badPT


Ok, if you're eating that often you might be eating the wrong foods - if you're eating low calorie versions of foods, switch to regular (IE whole milk vs skim, regular peanut butter vs light, and so on).

Post up your workout routine, its possible your workout has too many reps and your simply burning the calories off without stressing your muscles enough. Do you get sore in the muscles the day after you work them? Also when was the last time you changed your workout?

Hmm you're right, I do eat a lot of low calorie foods (even though I counted it to around 3400 cals per day, does it still matter that they're the low cal version?)

And about the workout, I'm in the 8-10 rep range right now with 5 sets on big compound exercises and 3-4 on the more specific ones. I was doing 5-6 before but changed it recently (1 month ago) due to the plateau. My muscles are getting a lot more sore than before with the new rep range, but I'm still not making any size gains.


Originally posted by GucciBoy
yes be sure, go hard, less reps, shorter workout, it will work your body much harder than spreading it out with lighter weights, more reps and longer workout.

At least this is how I do it. I have friends who used to workout for 2-3 hours, with 9-10 sets!!! Thats nuts! I go on avg 5-7 reps per set, 5 sets, and my workouts last an hour to an hour and half.

right bad?

I'm doing 45 min to an hour workouts right now, apparently thats the best range.

I think the main problem is in my nutrition though, it looks pretty decent on paper but realistically it's hard to eat exactly what I laid out every day simply because my appetite varies so much.
I want my newbie gains back haha, 35lbs in 7 months was pretty sweet but the best I've done since then is 5lbs in 2 months.

1badPT
02-02-2005, 11:42 PM
Hopefully its as easy as the food thing. Only thing I'll add though is if you're getting sore and not seeing gains, you could be overtraining.

And yeah that's right Gucciboy. Probably the most important thing with working out though is keep changing it up-your body adapts really quickly to the workout you're doing so if you change equipment/excercises constantly, you'll be keeping your body in a constant state of building up to try to adapt to the ever changing workout.

I do 6 sets in my workout - the first 3 are power sets - failure at 6 reps, the next 2 are bulk sets with failure at 10 reps and the final set is an endurance set at 20 reps.

Wildcat
02-02-2005, 11:59 PM
you'll get used to eating alot thats given, the body will adapt to almost everything. here are a few things i do to increase my appetite so i can shove that extra meal down my gullet: :D

-Pre make all your meals the night before, put them into ziploc containers and your set. you'll only have to cook once a day, cooking 6 times a day will make you want to shot yourself and typically you will eat less.

-Drink a high surgar sports drink during times of training or cardio, the energy you get from the surgar will burn out quickly near the end of your workout and youll come out of it starving.

-Alternate between solid meals and protein/supplement drinks. it works for me :dunno:

-Whenever im not eating or drinking something i usually have some chewing tabbacco in my mouth. once the short buzz wears off im always hungry as hell..... but dont take up chewing, hahaha. :D

r7
02-03-2005, 01:51 AM
give us a sample of your diet

r7
02-03-2005, 03:20 PM
injectable b12 helps with appetite

rip
02-03-2005, 03:32 PM
:eek: :eek: You drink 50L of water/day??????:confused:

sputnik
02-03-2005, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by GucciBoy
I already drink about 40-50L of distilled water a day.

Isnt drinking distilled water bad for your health? 40-50L/day would be pretty expensive too!

How are you able to even drink that anyways? 50L would be more than 4 litres per hour. Which is pretty close to impossible IMO.

Chim
02-03-2005, 06:32 PM
Good tips everybody.

As for mixing up the routine, should I change the whole thing drastically or just swap in some different exercises here and there?

'93 SR-V
02-03-2005, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by sputnik

How are you able to even drink that anyways? 50L would be more than 4 litres per hour. Which is pretty close to impossible IMO.

It is. I forget the exact #, but the max your pody can process is somewhere in the 12-20L/ day mark.

RiceCube
02-03-2005, 09:00 PM
:barf: :whipped: eat red meat?