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Old 12-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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I am over forty and want to get bigger I am thinking of giving the Gallon of MilK A Day (GOMAD) plan a go for about 3 months.


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Experiences? ( Good or Bad)
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Note: I still have a pretty fast metabolism and have trouble keeping weight on. I do still have some belly fat but I am ok with that

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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I don't think it's a very good idea, if I understand what the diet is.

Plenty of people on here will disagree with me over this, but I think the balance of evidence is that a lot of saturated fat is bad for you, and if you have a genetic predisposiion to atherosclerosis, very bad.

Leaving that aside, it seems like overkill to be taking in an extra 2500 kcal a day. Assuming you want to partition most of it into muscle, I think you would do better to add 500 kcal a day and see how that goes.

My feeling is that you would gain significant amounts of muscle but even more fat on GOMAD.
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I somewhat agree with Tannhauser since you dont have the "beginner gains" period to rely on, I think gomad is best suited for raw beginners in their youth since they tend to soak up every bit of nutrition put inthere if they train as they should.

I do think you should try it if you want to but go with a lowfat milk!

Not an expert on dieting though so take this with a grain of salt
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Firstly, as you probably already understand, there's nothing magical about GOMAD. The 'trick with GOMAD is that it's an easy way to add a lot of calories to your diet that are of reasonableish quality. At the end of the day you should still be at a sensible amount of calories for your goal. It's also an easy and cheap way to get in a ton of protein.

If you're not lactose intolerant/sensitive (which I assume you now by now looking at your age), it's worth a shot. Do realise though that even though you may never before have had any lactose intolerance/sensitivity issues, you could still have them with such high lactose intake.

Also don't forget to eat enough fiber, or you're gonna have a bad time.

Personally love milk (although I don't GO 100% MAD ), but some people react so strongly to it that it's really not worth it and you should get your nutrients elsewhere. Knowing your own body is key.
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i'm with the others don't do it, I did gomad for a bit because I wanting fast gains in size and I got pretty fat and out of shape on it, no I don't think it is a healthy way to go. Just get some roids j/k. I'm joking about the roids but rest I'm not.
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I lost over 100lbs...once I reached my weight loss goal, I drink about 3/4 of a gallon a day (5 gallons every week).....4 protein shakes, 1 weight gainer, 1 chocolate milk, and various glasses of milk daily.

It has worked well for me...it has been over 1.5 years since I lost the weight, and I have gained about 10-11 lbs back...not much, if any, of that is fat.

I don't drink it for any other reason than I love the taste of milk....and since I lost all that weight, I have not had 1 alchoholic drink, or one carbonated drink....nothing but milk and water.

Just my personal experience.

By the way, Im 50 yrs old
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I did a little more research and considered the opinions, given here and decided to pass on the GOMAD plan for now. I still want to gain more size but I am getting old - do not want to have to gain lots of fat at this stage of the game.... My program is working now.... I will justt stick with slow and steady.

I just got impatient for a minute or so
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