GOMAD? Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

My weight is still not going up as much as I'd like. However, I can tell that I have gained some because my abs are becoming a little "softer". And I am starting to be okay with that. I know I can't gain weight and keep my abs.  It's either ripped abs with a scrawny body...or... soft abs and a bigger body! I'll take the bigger body! ;) These quads and glutes have GOT to grow. I'll take a pair of those quads, please, thank you.

I've been reading a little about GOMAD.  GOMAD=Gallon Of Milk A Day. As in drinking a gallon of milk a day. Whole milk, that is. This strategy of drinking a gallon of milk a day has been used for years and years with bodybuilders and powerlifters as an easy way to put on weight fast.
Okay, so I know that I don't need to drink a whole gallon of milk a day-I need to gain 5 pounds, not 25! But I was thinking that adding in a few glasses a day would be an easy way to get in some extra calories without having to change anything else with my eating. There's only so much chicken and brown rice I can eat!

I'll probably start with having a glass with breakfast, and with my post workout and bedtime protein shakes. I'll try it for a month and see what happens, why not? I know there are some side effects to drinking a lot of milk-acne, bloating, cramping, etc., but I think I can handle it for a month! I don't even like whole milk...but I think that I could tolerate it.....we shall see.

I am also going to have to start tracking my calories. I've been writing down my food and trying to eat a LOT.... but I've been slacking on keeping up with my calories and fat/protein/carb grams, which was the point of tracking it in the first place. So I will start with that tomorrow! I am SO serious about this-I am going to gain those 3 stinkin' pounds in the next month!

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  1. Hey Linds, I'm so intrigued by your mission to put on weight, since I fall in the 'Want to loose weight' category!. When you say 'weight' though, do you mean muscle or fat?. :)

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  2. Both!! Of course, I want to gain a lot of muscle, but in order for me to do that, I need to gain some fat!

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  3. Ah ha... Sorry if that sounded like a bit of a dumb question! ;). Still getting my head around the whole cutting, building etc thing. :)

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  4. No, not a dumb question! It's definitely not a common thing to WANT to gain fat! Most women don't have to worry about "bulking"(gaining fat to gain muscle), but for me, it's really hard to gain muscle-so I need a lot of extra calories. Trying to build muscle while staying lean is really tough, so I just have to fatten up a little!

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  5. Did you ever embark on your weight gain with GOMAD and how did it go?

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    1. I started drinking 2 glasses of whole milk a day just as an easy way to increase my calories, and it worked!I was able to gain weight, but that was simply a result of increasing my calories.

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    2. I started drinking 2 glasses of whole milk a day just as an easy way to increase my calories, and it worked!I was able to gain weight, but that was simply a result of increasing my calories.

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