lørdag 11. juni 2011

Gaining Weight: The GOMAD diet

With no hesitation, I'm going to jump right into my first (or technically second), right away!
Starting with probably one of my favourite diets to assist gaining weight, the GOMAD diet!

GOMAD, or Gallon Of Milk A Day, is a popular diet for those seeking to gain weight easy.
Now it pretty much lies in the name, gallon of milk a day, or around 3.7 liters (I usually round it off to 4 liters a day) if you want it in the metric measurements.

How you do it: Go to the store, buy a gallon of the milk of your choice (pref. Whole Milk, but ~1.5% is fine too), and consume it in during the day. If you are getting the whole milk you are getting a whopping 2400 kcals per gallon! That is most people's caloric needs for one day! Now it does not end there, you are not only going to consume milk, but you are also going to eat your regular meals, so breakfast, lunch, dinner etc.

So that means almost 5000 kcals for one day, with that you are guaranteed to gain weight. Though, there is a downside with consuming that many calories in one day, you are most likely going to gain fat, so what you could do is cut down maybe to half a gallon (~1200 kcals), or you could get 1.5%, another thing you could do is to cut down your regular meals.

Either way, to minimize fat gains you should aim at getting in 3500-4000 kcals per day.

All in all GOMAD is a simple and cheap, but yet effective way to gain weight and also get important minerals and vitamins that your body needs.


NOTE: I do not reccomend this diet for induviduals who do not take part in any phycial activity (lifting weights preffered), as the outcome may not be the best thing for your body composition.

-varg

34 kommentarer:

  1. I don't think I'll ever need to gain weight that bad...

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  2. I don't personally work out, but my best friends are all gym rats. They usually go with protein shakes and that kind of stuff to gain weight. What do you think about that method?

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  3. currently cutting, but I'll keep this in mind when I bulk

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  4. I just got through drinking about 3 cups of milk with my pancakes!!

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  5. great post. I have actually been on this diet before. It works..

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  6. I know a person or two who may want to read about this, I'll pass this on the them. Excellent post!

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  7. Thundering: considering protein shakes are primaraly a source for protein, it will not have as many calories as milk got, as milk can be high in fats which result in it being higher calories, and thus its easier to gain weight from it (:

    -varg

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  8. great post cant wait to hear more very informative
    How to Hack Life.

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  9. good info to know if i ever get in this situation!

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  10. I did this a few years ago, and it works so well. The milk is fantastic and really nourishes your body as you're lifting big.

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  11. Do you know what alternatives are there for the lactose intolerant?

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  12. ALoveOfJazz: for people who are lactose intolerant i would not reccomend this diet (obviously), but there are alternatives like DEAD, dozen eggs a day. etc

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  13. Dude, nice method but I you should do how to lose weight haha I need some of that lol

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  14. Thanks for the lactose intolerant version varg, I am about to start lifting and was wondering if there was an effective method for those of us who are horribly lactose intolerant.

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  15. milk, yay! I didn't know it could work well to my calisthenics program, thanks for the share.

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  16. Zakaka: I'm planning on posting a decent way to lose weight in the following days, stay tuned!

    -varg

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  17. While simple and cheap, it seems like this is focused towards individuals who are body-building/weight-training/athletes/etc. and thereby I would recommend supplementing a good amount of the milk with vitamized protein shakes instead. You will have a less fat-heavy weight gain along with a more healthy progression.

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  18. Nope I'm on a cut. Milk is my enemy for life.

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  19. The Game Store Guy: Keep in mind that this is for people who are having trouble gaining weight, and milk is a great calorie dense food (or should i say liquid), and will provide far more calories than a protein shake.

    -varg

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  20. Yeah, i few of my friends are on it. They bring bottles of milk at the campus.

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  21. Don't think I could stomach all that milk! Try velocity diet for cutting.

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  22. People who have trouble gaining weight are just lazy and don't want to build muscle. Like me. I wouldn't do this diet personally because I'm betting you just gain fat. Not what I would want.

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  23. darn i dont like milk haha

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  24. I go for the Gallon of coffee a day diet myself.

    I must do a Gallon of coffee every morning and refresh it all day long.

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  25. Thinking of actually trying this myself now

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  26. Not quiet what i'm looking for, but really interesting. Following you already!

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  27. I tried that once, with oats, yogurts and stuff, but then my stomach got a little stubborn. :D

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  28. First i think: Looks like a nice diet! So i read: to GAIN weight. Oh crap...

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  29. Best idea... GOMAD + Marathon + ESPN

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  30. i would love to lose weight so this article is not for me, however i will be following you to see any tips :)

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  31. No way could i drink that much in one day

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  32. A dozen eggs a day? I think I could handle that (just not all at once!)

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