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Old 07-28-2008, 06:58 PM   #11
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Buble, you may want to reword your post. Everyone has a thyroid, well unless they've had it removed.
Actually, MW - I believe Buble said that he had "No thyroid problems" - not that he didn't have a thyroid.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:26 PM   #12
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I feel your pain. I used to be in a similar situation. No matter what I did I could not gain weight. It was not for a matter or not eating. I ate a lot and often fatty foods. My friends used to find it funny. It was almost a challenge to see how much fatty foods I could eat while not gaining a pound. I just had a very high metabolism.

That changed with time. I am now much heavier than I would like to be and am working on getting rid of some weight.

My point is that you may have a very high metabolism so eating may not be the answer. Weight lifting or something like that to bulk up might be more in order.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:15 PM   #13
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You can eat all you want and you're not going to gain an ounce. Have you considered weight training? That will build muscle mass and add bulk. This will increase your food intake naturally.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:55 PM   #14
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I was very thin when I was younger. Had a metabolism like a well oiled machine. How old are you? I was into weight lifting for a while. I drank 3000 calorie shakes twice a day WITH regular meals.....didn't gain a pound. I almost got into steroids at that point.

Muscle weighs more than fat, so maybe lift more weights to gain the weight. Meat and potatoes.

If you're in good shape, that might get you through. They may be more worried about overweight applicants.
I'm 22, but I've been this weight for about five years now, only losing or gaining weight when I had a flu or something.

I often bike ride upwards to twenty miles without a break, my fitness is not in question in that regards, but the recruiter I spoke to told me they are quite stringent with their weight requirements.

I'll begin weight training while completing my Masters, but in the mean time I am going to try to get my calorie intake up.

I'm going tomorrow to buy some bananas and avocados, what else should I be on the look out for?
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:11 PM   #15
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all things chocolate, lol

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:44 PM   #16
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Eat an extra snack before bed, cheese and crackers, nachoes, doughnuts and chocolate milk, whatever you like that is fatening.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:08 PM   #17
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I'm 21 and in a similar situation. I actually LOST a few pounds coming to college. I heard you should avoid too much cardio and focus on weight training. Also I've been eating larger portions of meat with the usual portions of veggies.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:27 PM   #18
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They say you can't fatten a thoroughbred, I sure wished I had that problem. Some people can eat mountains of food and not put weight on so I guess you must be one of those
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I'm 22, but I've been this weight for about five years now, only losing or gaining weight when I had a flu or something.

I often bike ride upwards to twenty miles without a break, my fitness is not in question in that regards, but the recruiter I spoke to told me they are quite stringent with their weight requirements.

I'll begin weight training while completing my Masters, but in the mean time I am going to try to get my calorie intake up.

I'm going tomorrow to buy some bananas and avocados, what else should I be on the look out for?
Get those shakes from GNC.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:03 AM   #20
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If you are consuming 1800 to 2300 calories a day you

are not EATING A LOT. You are on a weight loss diet for someone who is almost 6'3" and athletic. And you bike 20 miles at a time on 1800 calories a day? Stop dieting and you will gain weight. (I'm having a hard time taking you seriously)
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