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    Seemingly impossible to gain weight

    Hello everyone,

    I am Callum, 20 years old, 70kg/154lbs, uni student.
    I have been into fitness most my life but its only from jan last year that I consistently started gyming and trying to eat more. I have been on and off with my fitness pal in that time until a month ago where I have been extremely consistent with my kcals

    So I am having a problem gaining weight as the tital indicates. I eat 3400 kcals everyday. I track everything and I mean everything, right down to my ketchup.
    Macros are:-
    Protein 213g which is probs too much
    Carbs 383g
    Fat 113g

    My diet consists of the following :-

    Naked Chicken breast
    Gammon joint
    Free range Eggs
    Toasted british muffins
    Edam cheese
    Avacardo
    Sweet potato wedges
    Broc**** (but not as much as I probably should)
    50/50 bread
    Whey protein (when needed to meet macros)

    I workout 3 days a week doing a full body workout, lifting heavy and including compound exercises. About 45-60 min workouts. No cardio apart from a breif warm up on the rowing machine of 1:30 min.

    So heres the problem. Iv not gained any weight, nothing, in fact Iv actually gone down slightly.

    I have weighed myself in the morning on an empty stomach on smart scales that track my muscle mass and even body fat percentage as well as my weight. Nothing.

    I have a even have a fit bit that says I burn 3000 kcals at most but 2600 at average.

    Im getting desperate now, should I increase my kcals even more?? Or am I missing somthing here? I am putting in loads of effort but nothing is happening.
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    Ignore the muscle mass and bodyfat % from the scale. Regardless, if your goal is to gain weight you should eat more. You can take the protein down to 150g and easily still get maximal benefits, and this may allow you to be hungrier and have an easier time eating more. Bump up to 3700 kcal and see what happens after a few weeks.
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    Gain weight= eat more

    Keep same weight= eat the same

    Lose weight= eat less
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    Originally Posted by CallumBlees View Post
    I have a even have a fit bit that says I burn 3000 kcals at most but 2600 at average.
    Ignore this as well. You place too much stock on information gleaned from unreliable devices when reality is telling you otherwise.
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    You're not trying hard enough to gain.

    I didn't see nuts/peanut butter, ice cream, bacon cheeseburgers...
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    Originally Posted by CallumBlees View Post
    So I am having a problem gaining weight as the tital indicates. I eat 3400 kcals everyday. I track everything and I mean everything, right down to my ketchup.
    Macros are:-
    Protein 213g which is probs too much
    Carbs 383g
    Fat 113g

    My diet consists of the following :-

    Naked Chicken breast
    Gammon joint
    Free range Eggs
    Toasted british muffins
    Edam cheese
    Avacardo
    Sweet potato wedges
    Broc**** (but not as much as I probably should)
    50/50 bread
    Whey protein (when needed to meet macros)
    Good god man, if that's all your eating its no wonder you can't gain weight. You would literally have to stuff yourself stupid eating just those things.

    Rice, pasta, steak/beef, pork, nuts/peanut butter, fish, etc should all be in your diet.
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    I HATE people like OP. But OP, don't worry there will come a time when you'll post

    I Just Can't Lose Fat Please Help

    YOUR DAY WILL COME!!!!!
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    Sounds like Op was trying to bulk for a week
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    I HATE people like OP. But OP, don't worry there will come a time when you'll post

    I Just Can't Lose Fat Please Help

    YOUR DAY WILL COME!!!!!
    Haha I was like him at 20 years of age and my Ma told me it wouldn't be that way forever, and she was right!

    To the OP, sweet potato?? Not that there's anything wrong with sweet potato, but get some real potatos inside you, along with some pasta, rice, peanut butter, perhaps some fatty meat like steak and burgers with cheese, etc. It's making me hungry thinking about it, can we swap bodies for a week?
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    Originally Posted by Heisman2 View Post
    Ignore the muscle mass and bodyfat % from the scale. Regardless, if your goal is to gain weight you should eat more. You can take the protein down to 150g and easily still get maximal benefits, and this may allow you to be hungrier and have an easier time eating more. Bump up to 3700 kcal and see what happens after a few weeks.

    Thank you, I have done that now and will give that a go!
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    Originally Posted by xsquid99 View Post
    Good god man, if that's all your eating its no wonder you can't gain weight. You would literally have to stuff yourself stupid eating just those things.

    Rice, pasta, steak/beef, pork, nuts/peanut butter, fish, etc should all be in your diet.
    Thank you for the advise, I probably should have clarified that those foods I mentioned are only some of the ones I eat, I do also have peanut butter, mince, steak and fish. My issue isnt meeting my macros it is the lack of weight gain but Im going to increase my cals and I will deffo watch those vids tonight so thank you
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    I HATE people like OP. But OP, don't worry there will come a time when you'll post

    I Just Can't Lose Fat Please Help

    YOUR DAY WILL COME!!!!!
    I have no idea what “OP” is meant to mean but thank you for the advise? Aha
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    Originally Posted by Mikeez0 View Post
    Sounds like Op was trying to bulk for a week
    Not sure what OP means but I am fairly confedent that there is more than one week in a month... thanx for posting tho aha
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    Originally Posted by CommitmentRulz View Post
    You're not trying hard enough to gain.

    I didn't see nuts/peanut butter, ice cream, bacon cheeseburgers...
    Thank you for the advise but Id rather stay healthy inside aswell as out.
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    Originally Posted by BS57 View Post
    Gain weight= eat more

    Keep same weight= eat the same

    Lose weight= eat less
    Thank you for posting, but I know that already haha
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    Originally Posted by CallumBlees View Post
    Thank you for the advise but Id rather stay healthy inside aswell as out.
    All food has nutritional value. Cheeseburgers, bacon, and Pizza aren’t going to kill you. Anything in moderation is fine. There is something to be said for enjoying your food. Most people who get TOO anal about thier diet aren’t getting enough benefits to outweigh the loss and unhappiness.

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    Thank you for posting, but I know that already haha
    I’m not sure you do...that was a thread ender IMHO

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    Originally Posted by CallumBlees View Post
    Thank you for the advise but Id rather stay healthy inside aswell as out.
    Tell me what is in a bacon cheeseburger and tell me what is "bad" about it...
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    Tell me what is in a bacon cheeseburger and tell me what is "bad" about it...
    Gluten!
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    Thank you for posting, but I know that already haha
    Then why did you even post?
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    Originally Posted by CallumBlees View Post
    Thank you for the advise but Id rather stay healthy inside as well as out.
    Trying to eat too clean will make it difficult to add weight. Go have a big fat cheeseburger once a week and you'll start gaining if you do that often enough. There is nothing wrong with foods like that as long as you don't go overboard.
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    Thank you for posting, but I know that already haha
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