It's all about the gains, bro. You push hard in the gym and know that muscle is built with quality nourishment and ample fuel. It's simple: Work out, fuel up, get big. The right amount of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs is usually enough to do the trick, but some of us require more fuel than others. Enter the world of the hardgainer.
I am not a hardgainer, but I have worked with a few and seen firsthand how difficult it can be to add weight. But, there's hope! With a few tweaks to their diets, I've seen the scrawniest hardgainers become major hard bodies. The best part: They were able to pack on some serious muscle mass while still remaining fairly lean.
Here's one of the meal combinations that I've seen work, utilizing simple and inexpensive ingredients. I recommend using quinoa pasta because it is high in protein, iron, and fiber. I found that, for many people, it's also much easier to digest, which is helpful when you're chowing down on pound upon pound of grub. Now, pull up a chair and grab a fork. Get ready to eat clean, eat big, and grow!