Alright guys here is my new meal of the day. This time I am going more on the unhealthy side of things, which I`m sure my fellow fat-so`s will enjoy nonetheless. Not only do I love pizza, but I love the deep-fried, calorie-packed kind from Black Jack Pizza. Below is a meal that consists of a 14” large pepperoni pizza with an order of bread sticks and cinnamon sticks. In all, this single meals packs away the nutritional equivalent of 10 meals. So loosen your belt and make room because this will fill you to the brim!

As for my progress, I am now fast approaching 300 lbs (135 kg) with just 12 more to go. My belly stretches 55” (140 cm) around.

Early 2012: 195 lbs/Mid 2013: 305 lbs. I must say I am very impressed by George Z`s gains! I`m sure I`m not the only one on here that would envy being able to get so fat in such a short time. It`s too bad the circumstances and what he is suspected of doing, but I do find the change to be for the better. Can you imagine jumping the 200 and 300-lb marks in a single year?? It took me 3 years to pass up 200 lbs, and I`m still looking forward to 300. I was floored when I saw how fat he got! I wish I could gain that fast! To gain 110 lbs in 14 months, he would have to have overeaten 900 calories/day. Impressive!

This is a cropped pic taken from one that a long-time friend took of me after having eaten a large pizza by my self. I have come to really enjoy the feeling of being stuffed past capacity, which I do quite frequently now after packing on nearly 120 lbs. I also like to show off my enormous belly publicly after stuffing myself by going either shirtless or wearing a tight tank-top or T-shirt. When I go to eat fast food (pretty much on a daily basis now), I prefer to go inside while wearing such attire to exhibit the direct results such food has on the body (desirable results, in my case). I have now gotten fat enough to touch the table with my belly while sitting down. 

Having now gained 10 lbs over the last month, I have eaten an average of 3,800 calories per day. That means I overate around 1,500 cals/day for the month. The food industry produces enough food to feed every American 3,900 cals/day, but 40% of that goes unconsumed and thrown away. That means the average American actually eats around 2,300 cals/day. So, basically, I ate what the food industry wanted me too last month without throwing anything away.

I created a new gaining timeline that I feel accurately depicts my major milestones through the gaining process. From pic 1 to 2 (+17 lbs gained), is when my body first started to get pudgy. You can clearly see how my arms have softened and the beginnings of a belly are starting to protrude ever so slightly. From pic 2 to 3 (+42 lbs gained) was probably the most significant change as I was then sporting a soft, well-rounded belly for the first time. This is when people first began to notice and comment on my belly, after my first year of college. From pic 3 to 4 (+72 lbs gained) doesn`t really show much difference except for the belly getting larger and starting to expand to a rounder shape. From 4 to 5, after packing on a belly-popping 117 lbs total, you notice a significant change in my body`s fat content as I lack any definition whatsoever and a pudgy double-chin begins to form around my neck. I am now 47% body fat with a 50”+ belly that bounces and jiggles with the slightest movement. 

I created a new gaining timeline that I feel accurately depicts my major milestones through the gaining process. From pic 1 to 2 (+17 lbs gained), is when my body first started to get pudgy. You can clearly see how my arms have softened and the beginnings of a belly are starting to protrude ever so slightly. From pic 2 to 3 (+42 lbs gained) was probably the most significant change as I was then sporting a soft, well-rounded belly for the first time. This is when people first began to notice and comment on my belly, after my first year of college. From pic 3 to 4 (+72 lbs gained) doesn`t really show much difference except for the belly getting larger and starting to expand to a rounder shape. From 4 to 5, after packing on a belly-popping 117 lbs total, you notice a significant change in my body`s fat content as I lack any definition whatsoever and a pudgy double-chin begins to form around my neck. I am now 47% body fat with a 50”+ belly that bounces and jiggles with the slightest movement. 

Gain Graph

 

This chart illustrates my body growth over the past decade. This first half between 2002 and 2007 (divided by white lines alone the graph line) shows my natural growth in lean mass as I progressed through puberty. Over this time frame, I grew from 5’6” to 6’1” in height and gained about 30 lbs as a result. The picture on the left side of the graph shows my well-chiseled and defined physique in 2007 (about mideway through the graph) when I reached my adult height weighing 158 lbs.

The next phase of my growth goes from 2007 to 2010. This is when I initially started to intentionally pack on the pounds. I gained about 42 lbs of fat over this period, averaging about 14 lbs/year. I went from a lean 8% body fat to a chunky 28%. My belly swelled outward by about 7”. My weight gain began to slow from 2009 to 2010 as my body adapted to my larger diet and began to burn off the calories more efficiently.

In 2010, though, I had other plans. I completely stopped all regular exercise and began to rev up my consumption of fat-laden foods. My weigh soared as I gained 25 lbs over the next year and accelerated even faster to gain an additional 50 lbs the following year. By the end of 2012, I was hauling around an extra 115+ lbs of fat.

Healthier Ways to Get Fat

Whether prior, during, or after gaining excessive amounts of fat, I`m sure the negative effects of gaining such weight have crossed the mind of every gainer to some extent at one point or another during this process. Yet, our burning desire to grow fatter tends to override these concerns. I have found in my own experience that there are “better” ways to gain weight - not to say that we can completely escape the potential negative effects, but we certainly can minimize the risks. 

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Contrary to popular belief, the most severe risks of obesity do not come from the physical presence of fat on our bodies. Rather, it comes from certain components of the food we eat. While the physical presence of the fat can potentially pose some increased risk for Arthritis, joint and cartilage damage, etc, many of these conditions are hereditary and likely to happen anyway. The far more common and severe risks associated with obesity that we should worry more about come from the cardio-vascular system. Heart attack, heart disease, blocked or hardened arteries, high blood pressure, etc. The main causes of these problems come from sodium and cholesterol. 

There are plenty of high-fat sources that have little to no sodium or cholesterol. A personal fattening favorite food of mine is the avocado. A single avocado can have as many as 30 grams of fat (almost half the daily recommended limit) and 350 calories. This is a great food to add to your diet - place it on a sandwich, burger, salad, or make guacamole to use as a chip dip. 

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Another great source of calories from fat with minimal amounts of sodium and cholesterol is olive oil. A single bottle has over 6,000 calories and 700 grams of fat. It is very simple to add to your diet - use it to cook meat, noddles, rice, etc. You can add it to beans to put in a taco or burrito, mix it with tuna and mayo to make a tuna sandwich, or even add it to a salad. Salads can be great dishes for gainers - you can make a simple and fairly cheap salad with lettuce, tomato, spinach, cucumber, green or red peppers, etc. You can rev up the fat and calories by adding some avocado slices and olive oil. You can get your daily serving of vegetables as well as plenty of calories from fat.

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Just adding a 25.5 fl oz (750ml) bottle of olive oil to your diet could add enough calories to gain 2 lbs. I can feasibly down an entire bottle over 1-2 months. That would translate to 12-24 lbs in a year. Eating 1 avocado every week could add 20,000 extra calories to your diet over a year, allowing you to gain an additional 5 lbs. You could eat an otherwise healthy diet and still gain 15-30 lbs/year just adding these two foods to your diet without increasing your intake of sodium or cholesterol, thus not increasing your risk to related health problems.

I hope this gives you guys some insight as to how I have been able to gain weight so fast and helps you to blow up your body like a balloon as I have over the last half decade. 

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For those of you who are interested, here are my health statistics as of a few months ago:

Age 23

Weight: 275 lbs (125 kg)

Body Fat: 130 lbs (47%)

Blood Pressure: 130/80 (70 beats/min)

Cholesterol: 188 (47 HDL/107 LDL)

Triglycerides: 219

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Blood Pressure Chart: 

http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/medicine/blood-pressure.htm

Cholesterol Chart: 

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol-levels/CL00001

My Appetite + All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant = 13,000 Calories

I recently went to a restaurant with an all-you-can-eat pasta bar, salad bar, pizza and dessert. Like any other practical fat guy, I wanted to get my $15 worth of food. I paced myself by eating slow and chewing thoroughly with intermittent drinks of water and soda. I was able to keep a rough tally of the food I ate, though the amounts are estimates.By the time I left, I was so swollen that my belly popped out several inches and was much too full to suck in. I can only imagine how fat I looked as I walked out. I was wearing a form-fitting sweater and jeans that were rather tight, causing my belly to protrude even more. 

I witnessed a 300+ pound man near my table clutching his side, complaining of eating too much to his rather fit friend. His gut was also well-rounded as it bulged outward under the force of the thousands of calories digesting within. Though I can not confirm his, nor other fat guys’ at the restaurant desire to get fat, it was truly a gainers paradise. 

In all, I had consumed:

5,000 Calories of Pizza

3,500 Calories of Dessert (pie, cookies, pudding, brownies, ice cream)

2,000 Calories of Bread Sticks

1,500 Calories of Pasta

700 Calories of Soda

300 Calories of Salad

13,000 Calories of food!

I set a new record that night, my prior being 12,000 calories in a single day.

After starting a job located close enough for me to waddle my hefty bulk over to a Del Taco on my lunch break, I further fattened myself up as I became addicted to the alluring taste of the Double Del. I remember getting sheets of exclusive coupons at work to get anything on the menu for free upon purchasing the same item. The last thing a fat guy needs is encouragement to double his fat consumption!
I took the above photo on the right after stuffing myself with 4 such double cheese burgers. I had two buy one, get one free coupons that day, and picked up the burgers on my way home from work. I paid $5 for nearly 5 lbs of beef, stuffing myself with 3,000 calories in a single sitting. I felt so fat that day, I decided to take a picture of my swollen belly to remember feeling so fat. I had become a true fat man as my belly wobbled and jiggled with the slightest movement. 
 

After starting a job located close enough for me to waddle my hefty bulk over to a Del Taco on my lunch break, I further fattened myself up as I became addicted to the alluring taste of the Double Del. I remember getting sheets of exclusive coupons at work to get anything on the menu for free upon purchasing the same item. The last thing a fat guy needs is encouragement to double his fat consumption!

I took the above photo on the right after stuffing myself with 4 such double cheese burgers. I had two buy one, get one free coupons that day, and picked up the burgers on my way home from work. I paid $5 for nearly 5 lbs of beef, stuffing myself with 3,000 calories in a single sitting. I felt so fat that day, I decided to take a picture of my swollen belly to remember feeling so fat. I had become a true fat man as my belly wobbled and jiggled with the slightest movement. 

 

Rise of the Fat Man

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A recent report found that, as of 2005, humanity collectively carried 15 tons of extra body mass in the form of fat. At the global average weight of 136.7 lbs (62.1 kg) per person, that extra mass is the equivalent of nearly a quarter billion people (242 million). At my fattest, I was hauling around the equivalent mass of two people at the global average weight. 

Over 1.9 of the total 7 billion human population has been fattened beyond natural limits. As fat as the world is becoming, Americans are leading the charge. On average, we are now 33 lbs (15 kg) fatter than we were a generation ago. The average American man weighs 195 lbs (89 kg) at 5’10” (178 cm) tall, giving him a BMI of 28.

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Yet, even in American standards, I am extremely fat. Roughly 20 million American adults (representing about 6-7% of the population) are now more than 100 lbs overweight. In just 5 years, I blew myself up by nearly 120 lbs (55 kg) of fat! To do that, I had to consume nearly half a million calories more than my body could burn, averaging 250/day. At a 2,000 cal/day diet, the energy stored in my bounteous fat rolls could feed a person for 35 weeks. Yet, one could survive on on a meager 1,500 cals/day, for which my fat could have provided 11 months of sustenance  As a result, my belly has expanded by 2 feet outward in diameter. 

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As one could imagine, being bogged down by such an incredibly hefty load, my fitness and physical aptitude have digressed considerably. I could once run a mile in under 6 min, now I can`t even run an entire mile without breaking into at least a jog somewhere along the way. I could do 50-75 sit-ups nonstop, now I`m lucky to do 15. I was able to do 8 pull-ups with good form, now I`m lucky to do 2. 

Not all of my capabilities have diminished, though. I used to only be able to eat 4-5 pizza slices before becoming too full to eat any further. Now I can handily consume a family-size pizza in one sitting. I can successfully eat and hold down 12,000 calories in a single day, more than triple my capacity 5 years ago. Best of all, I now have an expansive, commanding belly that measures over 50” around.

Life After Gaining

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Assessing The Gain:

While I was pretty meticulous about keeping track of the details of my gain - weight gained, waist circumference, body fat percentage, etc - I wanted to fully take stock of the 117 lbs I had gained. So, logically, I went to get a physical from my doctor I haven`t seen since before I left for college - and, likewise, before the 117 lbs. He didn`t really remember me, but he had my file with all my old information so he could see just how absurdly fat I got.

I suppose the reason I wanted to get the physical was, in part, to sort of feed my fat ego by having someone gawk at how fat I got. But I really did want to get a feel for how my health was faring - also to make sure I still wasn`t at risk for other problems not related to gaining. I mean, just because I`m obese doesn`t mean I don`t care about my health.

Overall, I was pretty healthy. My cholesterol and blood sugar were a bit elevated for my age, but my resting heart rate was 70 beats/min and blood pressure was 130-ish/70-ish. Overall, I was no athlete by any means, but my health was still acceptable.The doctor, however, used the typical scare-tactics of how my health would steadily deteriorate as I got older and I was vulnerable to unforeseen risks such as arthritis and joint damage. I took it in stride and told him I was aware of the risks but wasn`t really going to take anything seriously until more symptoms emerged.

In regard to my weight, I was off the charts. According to the chart he was using, someone my age and height tops the index upon reaching 240 lbs. It said I should weigh between 165-185 so I was about 90-110 lbs overweight. After asking me if I knew how much weight I had gained, I unapologetically answered that I had gained almost 120 lbs in 5 years. He then informed me that the amount of weight I was gaining was typical of someone 40+ year old. While I didn`t out-right confess to him that I was deliberately trying to gain weight, I was pretty clear about how apathetic I was about it and didn`t mind the weight at all. imageThe effects of my gain on my personal life have been quite interesting. I am well known for my appetite. I have shown up to a good share of game nights, gamer parties, or  movies with my own family-sized pizza or jumbo popcorn. Then I eat all the left overs if no one else wants them. People will even just give me food to eat when they don`t want anymore. I have come to discover that the biggest barrier to eating, getting full, is easily overcome if you just wait for an hour or two. If I see a movie at home, for instance, I will eat most of the pizza at the beginning, then rest my full stomach until after the movie, when I am then able to consume the rest. My all-time record binge was 13,000 calories in a single day. I have come a long way from when it took me a week to consume that many calories.

I have one buddy who is the only other one in my old group of friends since high school who gained weight. I`d say he probably gained 30 lbs or so, so he still has nothing on me. Whenever we play basketball, I take the “skin” team to show off my pudge. They often tease me in good humor - especially since I used to be in better shape than most of them. 

I have come to enjoy the shock and awe I see on people`s faces when they see me for the first time since I gained. I can see them dying to ask me about it yet lack the courage, so I often just say, “I sure got fat, didn`t I?” while giving my belly a good smack. I have had a few “poke requests” which I happily grant. Pool parties are particularly fun for this reason - especially when there is food! I like to bloat on food to further exaggerate my enlarged form, drawing even more attention. I honestly have not received any lectures or dire warnings about my weight - aside from the doctor. Responses are typically those of surprise and humor.