Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
The following advice comes from my son, who's a personal trainer. He says if one is looking to put on muscle, eat lots of complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, pasta, wholegrain bread, potatoes, etc. Also eats lots of healthy fats, such as nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts), and wild fish (salmon, herring). Red meats are also good. If you also need to add fat, you can include some refined carbohydrates (white bread, rice, pasta). Try to eat throughout the day, at least 4 or 5 times (meals and snacks) and don't skip meals. Feel free to enjoy healthy sweet things in the evening, such as fruit or yoghurt with berries (apparently eating sweet things in the evening will result in greater weight gain than eating them in the morning...don't ask me why!!). Stay away from too much cardiovascular exercise (treadmills, bikes) and increase the weight training...doesn't need to be anything fancy, just some simple weights, as swimkris suggested.