Sunday, September 4, 2011


These are some updates for those who are hard-gainers. I went for a follow-up visit to monster doktor, and here are some tips he had for me. Of course, you should always seek the advice of a medical doktor, and I am in no way telling you what course of action to take. These are merely notes about the course of action I am taking. Your situation may differ and might require a different course of action.

  • Making your own protein shakes sounds great on paper, but there are a lot of logistics involved that can actually act as a deterrent for drinking them religiously. Also, they are not balanced nutrition and tend to be dairy rich. Rather, get some Nestle Boost high protein drinks or Ensure--drink 2-4 per day.
  • Drink at least 2 litres of water daily (8 glasses per day). The human body is over 70% water, so drink plenty of water. Do not drink caffeinated beverages-they speed up the metabolism
  • Eat every 2 hours, 6 times daily.
  • Eat 3 cups vegetables per day and 3 pieces of fruit per day at a minimum.
  • Take 1 vitamin/ 3 times daily with water. Use EV 24/7 for best results.
I would also like to add that going to a buffet like Golden Corral after work out is a cost-saving strategy. The food offered is a balanced mix of the food groups.

Also, to re-emphasize:
  • Rome was not built in a day. Take it day by day. Be consistent. Focus on the process.
  • If you can gain 1/2lb-1lb per week, then that is great progress.
  • Set a personal goal for your ideal weight, with the guidance of a doktor, of course. Mine is 200lb. So far I've gained 20lb. Remember, you can do it, and stick with it!