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Old 09-20-2006, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Diet help :)

Hey, Iím 15 years old and I have been taking MMA three times a week for the past 5 months. I thoroughly enthused and want to do everything I can to work up to being able to fight at a competitive level. The determination is there, even though I know it will be a hard and long journey. Currently I am 130lbs and stand roughly 5'11. Its not that I donít eat, I just have an incredibly high metabolism and gaining weight feels impossible. So I was wondering if any of you had the same problem and found a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a very high metabolism too. At 6'4" and a little over 190. I felt like I was gonna be 170ish for ever....... All I can say is what works for me. I like to start my day off with a mix of Carnation instant breakfast and a slim fast mixed the 2 at full strength for a single serving along with 1 banana.

IMPORTANT: I know you and everyone else just said WTH he wants to gain weight not loose it, WTH did you tell him to drink a slim fast for..... Slim Fast is not a "weight lose miracle" it only works if you only use it and follow their directions only. Along with diet and exercise. The way slim fast works is it is mostly "airy" so it makes you feel full so you stop eating. Its FULL of vitamins and minerals. I use it for that reason, but mainly it helps with the taste of the protein shakes.

For lunch I eat (often times leftover dinner) two chicken, or tuna sandwiches. Along with another piece or two of fruit or veg. I like to always use whole wheat for my bread.

1 hour before i lift weights I drink a protein shake mixed with a slim fast, again both a full strength for 1 serving. This is so I have a little in the tank for with i lift. ALWAYS run before you lift and try to keep that elevated heart rate up while you lift. Stretch after your done, and with in 30-45mins after your done try to drink another one of the slim fast and protein shakes.

The key to the amount of the protein supplement is to dring only around 1 gram per lb of body for you that like 130 grams total per day. So each shake should have 50-65 grams of protein shake.

Eat dinner a good while before you goto bed that way it can be fully, or close to it, digested. For dinner i have to always switch it up. I love pizza and pasta. But thats not good to eat all the time. just try to keep your daily serving of fruits and veg. at around 4-6.

This is all i do and I gained like 10 lbs in 1 mnths, most of it muscle after i started lifting seriously again. Hopefully you can work with some of this. Have fun
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can look into a weight gainer but most importantly start eating denser food with more than just refined sugars. try to get your diet around 20-25% protein.

A weight gainer will really help get you some extra protein, another thing is your pre and post workout meals should be quality foods with good proteins and lots of carbs in a 2:1 ratio
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey guys, thanks for the help. I am going to start taking a protein supplement... I will keep you posted on my results. Thanks a lot
P.S. Im up to 138 now
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Freedom 15 years old you can afford NOT to eat so clean. Pick a weight gainer that has a buttload of calories. At this point you should care more about calories than protein. Yes, you need protein too - about 150 grams per day at this point until you add more weight. Add creatine to your diet - I can get it for you for $10/400 grams - mix it with one scoop of the powdered gatorade. Don't believe the hype, you can take it if you are under 18. And it will NOT make you cramp up, but you do need to drink about a gallon of water a day anyways. Add pototoes to your diet. They are a good filler and they are cheap. Cover them in butter, cheese, ham, anything you like.

At your age the key thing to look at is calories. I'll bet you are not taking in near enough. Why don't you post up your daily diet for us to look at. I graduate from high school at 6-1 and 120 pounds. It took me years to add weight. I finally figured it out - my metabolism was too fast for what I was eating. I had to eat at least 6 times/day and triple my calorie intake.

At 36 years old, I now stand 6-1 and 220 pounds, 34 inch waist and about 11% body fat.
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