If you had to gain weight fast what foods would you eat? Well this is an exercise that I have used with my personal training clients who tell me they can’t lose weight no matter what they eat. I ask my clients to make up a list of the 10 foods they would eat if they had to gain as much weight as possible in a short period of time. I got the idea for doing this about 13 years ago while watching an interview on TV with Sylvester Stallone.  Sylvester just finished making the movie Cop Land with Robert DeNiro. Sylvester had to gain about forty or fifty pounds for the role. I have always been a fan of his and admired how he transformed his body from the first Rocky movie to a much lower body fat of the later movies.


When the interviewer asked him how he gained all that weight I was very interested in hearing his answer.  He indicated that he would eat a large stack of pancakes with syrup whenever he could. As soon as I heard that, I said to myself, I will never eat pancakes and syrup again. I instantly made the association that eating pancakes and syrup would make me gain 50 pounds.  That’s when I got the idea for my personal training clients that having them make up a list of foods they think will make them fat will stop them from eating those foods. It works if you make the association that eating those foods will make you gain weight.

One of the reasons why this works so well is that you make the list. No one is telling you what not to eat. You tell yourself what foods will make you fat.

Everyone reading this right now who has had trouble losing weight subscribe to my e-mail list. Then make a list of the top ten foods you would eat to gain weight as fast as possible and send it to me via comments.  I want to run a contest of these get fat fast lists. The person with the best list will win a prize like a digital camera. Keep checking back for more information about the contest.

Best – Mike Cola

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My name is Mike Cola (yeah that is me in the pic @ 54 years old). I’ve been called a “Contrarian” since I believe that most mainstream fitness approaches are extremely inefficient.

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