The High Metabolism Solution
There are people out there lucky enough to have a naturally high metabolism. These people are blessed with never really gaining weight or fat that much. These lucky people can eat quite a lot of food and stay skinny. As a low-metabolism person i envy these people.
There is however a downside to this blessing. People with high metabolism find it really hard to put on weight and muscle. This is the biggest issue high-metabolism people have.
Low-metabolism people have enough fat in their body to turn it into energy and put on muscle weight much easier whilst maintaining a decent diet that is slow and steady.
So how do high-metabolism people do the same when their body naturally burns off energy so quickly so there's not fat to get turned into muscle? Here are several things you can do if you 'suffer' from this affliction:
Track your calorie intake. Women need around 1950 calories and men 2500 calories a day. If you want to put on muscle add about 2-300 calories per day spread out through the day. If you burn it off more, you need more of it.
Eat foods hefty in calories (mostly carbs). It really helps get that number up with the right foods. Get down to your local supermarket and start reading; rice, nuts, the lot.
Eat every 2-3 hours. This is a tactic to help anyone with a proper diet trying to lose weight but it's just the same with high-metabolism.....sufferers.... Eat every 2-3 hours, spread the calories intake around (mostly around midday) and make sure it's delicious.
Workout against resistance. Use dumbells and cut down on long drawn out cardio. CP training is just fine, but cardio over 20 minutes is a unnecessary. Workout especially with the three strength exercises: squats, deadlifts and bench presses. Workout 20-35 minutes 5 times a week with at least 6 different weight exercises per day. Rest times must be around a minute, 2 at most even if you are off to do another exercise routine.
Track your progress every week. Having no idea where you are in your journey is the worst. Even if you are going backwards, track it and find out why. Everyone is different so you have to see what works for you. I can only give you tips it's up to you to see what works and is effective and what you can improve on.
As for mass-building supplements they are ok to a point but make sure it's the right kind of supplements. some mass gaining supplements only increase your water retention which helps gain weight, but it's just water and will go away once you drink some water. Syracuse and other awful ingrediants are what you need to stay away from. Don't retain water as that's useless to you and makes you look bloated. Get the right kind of supplements and use them wisely but don't rely on them.
As someone who has low metabolism I cannot speak from personal experience but I have come across these very peole and I know it is frustrating being stuck being so thin that people start commenting that you look ill or something. The trick is really to eat more, much more! Workout hard because you need to make the body react to the changes you will exact on it.
Don't go all out on the first day. Make it a gradual change. Don't binge eat on the first day, don't kill yourself in the gym on the first day. Make it a monthly gradual change. If you can keep it going gradually you are more likely to keep it up.
It's an expensive thing to comprehend when you have to eat more but with a high-metabolism comes with a great curse; shopping more. You can do it. Just keep making a difference every month and you will change your ways. Fitness is a lifestyle and yours is personal to you. A high-metabolism fitness lifestyle is possible, you make it unique. You can do it.