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Advice Needed For Weight Gain With Diet Restrictions


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#1 mark86

 
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:37 AM

I am a 27 year old male, 120lbs. I have struggled my entire life with stomach problems and as a result, inability to put on weight. 

 
After years and years of doctors, specialists, tests, etc, having been diagnosed with various stomach diseases and many times doctors not having a clue what is wrong, I eventually found a naturalist that pointed out the root of my problems have been in my diet. 
 
I started cutting out the things that cause issues for my stomach and within about 3 weeks all the symptoms I battled with my whole life completely disappeared. It is now about 6 months later and I have experimented with certain foods - so I now know exactly what I can and can't tolerate. 
 
So now that my body has healed, I would like to start working on gaining weight seriously. I am committed and serious about starting weight training as well. My trouble is that my diet restrictions are crazy so I need some advice in terms of (1) what weight gaining supplements I can use safely, and (2) foods that will be good for weight gain. 
 
I can't have any of the following:
 
- Wheat, wheat products, and gluten
- Dairy (not only because of lactose - I can't tolerate any dairy products, not 100% certain why)
- Sugar
- Eggs
- Fruit (the only fruit I can tolerate is bananas)
- Raw vegetables (cooked vegetables are ok)
 
I am fine with any type of meat, and rice has become my best friend.
 
My weight goal is 150lbs. I know it sounds like gaining 30lbs isn't a big deal, but I have weighed 120lbs for the past 10 years, to give you an idea. 
 
If you have any suggestions for supplements and foods I would greatly appreciate it. 
 
Thanks!
 
 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:18 PM

Lean protein (eg turkey, chicken, fish, bison), brown rice and cooked vegetables are going to be staples for any body builder (forgot to add that you need to have healthy fats in your diet too, so avacado, olive oil, flaxseed, coconut oil, NUTS/nutbutter). I would try to eat 6-8 small meals throughout the day. Carnivor shots are made from meat and have 50 g of protein per shot. I don't know if it is gluten free though. You should contact the manufacturer to find out. There are some vegan gluten-free protein powders out there on the market that you should be able to use as well, but they usually don't have as much protein as a whey powder would. Hemp protein, pea protein may be good options for you.  In order to put on size you have to not only be absorbing the nutrients you take in but you also need to be in a caloric surplus. You need to calculate your TDEE+ ~10% to gain/bulk. 

 

edit to add healthy fat recommendation.


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