I was going around the office with a grin the other day because I’d just realised that my Super Mini GOMAD gain weight plan was working.
I told a friend about my plan and the results and she looked at me and said, “Listening to you is like listening to someone who’s just won the lottery but is complaining about having too much money and having a headache deciding whether to go to Ibiza or the Maldives next.”
For as long as I can remember I have difficulty putting and keeping weight on. So much so that I am skinny in an ugly way – scrawny with my ribs sticking out and everything.
Then recently, I read about the GOMAD diet – Gallon Of Milk A Day. I think it’s primarily a guy thing – done together with weight-lifting, it’s for scrawny guys wanting to build bulk and muscle on the cheap (no need to pay premium for powdered protein drinks). I thought, hey I can do with some bulk and muscle too, so why not.
Not that I can drink one flippin’ gallon of milk a day though. That’s FOUR litres! Who drinks four litres of anything in one day anyways? At the same time I also read about the importance of protein in the mornings and protein before bed. So I went on my adapted Super Mini GOMAD diet (who knows, maybe I can market this as “GOMAD for women!”), which basically means I just eat more whole eggs and full-fat milk in addition to my usual food.
Here’s a typical weekday:
Morning: 2 hard boiled eggs + 1 glass milk + whatever I usually have for breakfast pre-GOMAD (e.g. bread, croissant etc)
Mid-morning: Whatever snack I can get my hands on (biscuits, granola bar, banana…) + Ovaltine w/ milk
Lunch: Whatever lunch (usually something rice or something noodles) + tea w/ milk (I know, tea with milk is not new, nor is it much. But I like to count everything so I feel like I’m DRINKING SO MUCH MILK!)
Afternoon: Whatever snack (at this time of the day, usually something unhealthy ( cookies, chocolate, cake…) + 1 glass milk
Immediately after sports: 1 small pack chocolate milk
Dinner: Anything (rice, noodles, burger, seafood…) (Hey, I need break from milk ok?)
Just before bed: 1 glass milk
And voila! In about 9 days, I’ve put on at least 5 pounds!
(I don’t know exactly. I don’t have scales at home and I didn’t weigh myself before starting. I wasn’t expecting anything to come out of this actually. I don’t even know exactly when I started drinking all this milk! But based on what my usual weight is and the scale at the pool, that’s how much I’ve gained. And just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke with those scales, I had the rest of my swim group weigh themselves on it too and they all testify that it’s accurate, so voila! I was happy as a bunny afterwards.)
I initially thought I was gonna throw up milk at some point, but it’s kinda become a habit now and I’ve gotten used to it. I just feel full all the time though. I’m throwing in some bodyweight exercises and swimming harder to try and put on some real meat on my upper body, instead of just gobbly fat. Kinda excited to see if I’ll keep on piling on the weight! Woop!