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Old 07-28-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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How do I GAIN weight without jepordizing my health?

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I am going to be finishing University in a little over a year and a half and my intention is to work for the RCMP as a computer forensics, or cyber-crime, officer. This would be a nice, safe, office job where I get to put away the baddies but the problem is I have to pass the standard RCMP officer test to get the job.

I am very athletic, and in good shape. But, as it stands right now, I would not be able to meet the weight requirements for the job. I am 6"2, nearly 6"3 and only 140lbs. I need 20lbs to squeak by the weight requirement. No thyroid problems, my doctor tells me I am in tip-top health.

I really don't have time between school and my weekend job to lift weights, although as the date approaches I will have to make time if I still am under the requirement, so I was wondering what dietary changes I could make. Like switching from 2% to whole milk, for example.

As it stands right now I do not:
Drink
Smoke
Use drugs
Eat sweets (on occasion I'll have a soda)

My only vice is caffeine, which is a tea once, maybe twice, a day at 21MG of caffeine.

Fire away guys

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Eat more (larger portions) of non-junk/empty calorie foods....
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Eat more (larger portions) of non-junk/empty calorie foods....
Sorry I should have added, I eat a lot. My girlfriends parents take bets on me at dinner to see how many plates I am going to eat, that makes me feel like a circus freak

My caloric intake is anywhere from 1800 - 2300 a day.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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Get some Ensure drinks. They are full of vitamins also. This is what they put my son on to gain weight when he was little.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:00 PM   #5
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Sorry I should have added, I eat a lot. My girlfriends parents take bets on me at dinner to see how many plates I am going to eat, that makes me feel like a circus freak

My caloric intake is anywhere from 1800 - 2300 a day.
Eat 3000-3500 per day! If you increase you caloric intake to more than you burn....you will gain weight!!

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Eat 3000-3500 per day! If you increase you caloric intake to more than you burn....you will gain weight!!

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How? What foods are good for me but high enough in calories that I can do this?

Peanuts and sunflower seeds are too examples I can think of.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:39 PM   #7
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Bananas, avacados. There is also the foods you get went doing major hiking with healthy high calorie foods to give the energy.

You could go and see a dietician who could give you professional advvice.
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Cheese has lots of protein and calcium, and low-fat options are available. Uncle Bob has the right idea, though - eat more of what you're already eating.
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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.
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Buble, you may want to reword your post. Everyone has a thyroid, well unless they've had it removed.
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