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will i gain eventually?1 month

I'm currently in college, and I want to gain weight. I gained some weight (maybe like 20 lbs) in high school, but it took a lot of effort and I'm not that big yet (6'2", 215 lbs). In the past few weeks I've been eating 3-5 meals a day, probably consuming 4000+ calories, but haven't noticed much of a change. Do you think it will happen eventually?

will i gain eventually?1 month

Im also a college student who was recently 212 and I am now 221. I have gained almost 10 pounds but it took a good 2 weeks of stuffing to start to feel the gain. I started the first week with a carton of heavy cream which really sparked the gain. Also a lot of fast food and sweets. Recently I've decided to stop my gaining for a month but will gain more than ever once thanksgiving starts and continue after that

will i gain eventually?1 month

flouhuk:
I'm currently in college, and I want to gain weight. I gained some weight (maybe like 20 lbs) in high school, but it took a lot of effort and I'm not that big yet (6'2", 215 lbs). In the past few weeks I've been eating 3-5 meals a day, probably consuming 4000+ calories, but haven't noticed much of a change. Do you think it will happen eventually?


It's a mathematical certainty. If you eat more energy than you expend, you will put on weight. It can be modified by genetics, medicines, and age but it will catch up to you. Calorie dense foods can help rather than stuffing yourself full of vegetables but it's important to eat healthy as well as for weight gain.

It's possible you have a high metabolism too but that will decrease with age. There are threads on here about deliberately sabotaging your metabolism into slowing down, if you want to check those out. Gaining weight is fun but don't let it become an all consuming (no pun intended) obsession. :-)