Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I think 9 times out of 10 someone who isn't gaining isn't training hard enough or eating properly.
The more I think about it, the more I think nutrition is the hardest part.
Some foods are deceptively nutritionally dense, while others are not. Examples would be nuts (dense) and spinach (not dense).
The idea that 1/3 cup of mixed nuts or a tablespoon of olive oil have more calories than a large bag of spinach can be really hard to grasp.
I chuckle when I co-worker says, "Oh, have one cookie. It's only ONE." and I say, yeah, but its 250 calories.