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Creatine V. Protein

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
So, I've been underweight for.. along time.
the doctor says i need to gain weight. I've been trying forever with no luck.
I'm thinking about using creatine or protein powders (mmm, grit water :yuck: )
I don't really know which is better - any thoughts? could I do both?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well if your doc is telling you you should gain weight, he ought to have some tips on a healthy way to do it. I've heard some warnings about getting enough water whilst using creatine... maybe your local gym can help. Have you tried weights? I assume you need to gain more muscle than fat, though a low fat body percentage isn't too healthy either. Here we can get body/muscle/water analysis machines for under a fiver- you might be able to get something like this from Walmart? The ones I've seen are pretty simple, you input your weight, height, age, sex and put your thumbs on the pads- twenty seonds later it gives you a reading adn there's usually a little chart on the box to tell you a healthy range. (in case any UK peeps are wondering, I saw a cheap one of these in Wilkinsons)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've tried lifting, it did a little bit, but i don't really have the time for it. I'm on the road alot and lugging around weights just isn't cool!
    Muscle is the ideal gain, though i could do with some fat too :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    they both essentialy have the same result. Creatine has a tendency to make you retain water in your muscles (which sticks around after you stop training) and can cause flab later in life.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah, so protein sounds better because it's more permanent?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So, I've been underweight for.. along time.
    the doctor says i need to gain weight. I've been trying forever with no luck.
    I'm thinking about using creatine or protein powders (mmm, grit water :yuck: )
    I don't really know which is better - any thoughts? could I do both?

    I believe one of the best ways to put on meat is to eat more meat.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Best thing is a strictly followed program. Weights whilst eating lots of carbs and proteins. Fat will be gained aswell. Theres quite a few good websites out there.

    www.abcbodybuilding.com
    www.bodybuilding.com

    Are 2 good ones, I think....

    ETA: the bodybuilding.com one may be an advertisement one, I'm not 100%, but the abcbodybuilding is very good.
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