I hope this is the right forum!
I have just started the body for life program.
I am 26 yrs old, 5'8" and today I am 140lbs.
I have always been very lean without having to workout or watch what I eat. I practically lived on McDonalds for the last 4 years eating there on average once per day. That was until I quit smoking. I usually maintained a wieght of around 125lbs. I do realize that is underwieght for my hieght and frame but that is what I was without even trying.
I quit smoking last year and started again after 8 months and gaining almost 15 lbs. Instead of working out I returned to the cigarettes. I decided I couldn't quit smoking again until I was ready to get my butt to the gym. I did that on Jan 14th of this year, just over a month ago. I worked out and sort of watched what I ate, being a little more careful this time. Then I started the body for life program 2 weeks ago. I started eating 5 times a day smalls and a couple of protien shakes in place of meals and within 2 weeks I have gained 5 pounds. I know that I couldn't have gained 5 pounds of muscle in just 2 weeks.
What could I be doing wrong?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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