So I've been lifting for 6, 7 months now and I've made absolutely NO gains. Why? Well, trying to put on muscle and now gain weight at the same time
. Now I've been lifting on and off for about 2 years but I got really serious about it within the last 6 months. No matter how much I read online and even got advice from other lifters (and even family members who are buff mofos), I still thought that I could have built muscle by eating like a 12 year old girl. Why?
Well I was overweight as a child, I'm talking about between ages 8-10. But puberty hit around 11, 12 and whatever it was I started to lose weight. The I got serious about losing the extra pounds when I was about 15 and started doing cardio, sports and eating less. Got really skinny.
However, I didn't just get skinny. I got skinny fat. So bulking was always a fear for me. 1) I used to be fat 2) Technically, I am fat despite my skinny frame. But I finally said "Fuck it!" and for the past 4 days I've been eating like a beast. Also I've increased my workout days from 3 (every other day) to 5 days a week. I also plan on buying a weight gainer pretty soon (won't have time to eat as much once the new semester starts next week)
There is, however, one problem I have with bulking. I don't have appetite at all and it's almost as if I'm forcing to myself to eat. I am slowly increasing my calories but even that seems like a challenge to me. Normally, I'd wake up in the morning feeling pretty full and won't eat until about 3 hours after. Now, I have to force myself to eating in the morning. Overall, I'm forcing not just to eat throughout the day but the increased size of my plate as well. What should I do?