Gaining weight.

I am trying to gain some weight this year and am drinking pure malt in place of coffee and tea. I stumbled on this 1934 ad for Kelp-a-Malt recently.

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  • OK Andrew – this is the Bob Roberts Texas formula for weight gain:
    1. Have shipped on hot ice a half gallon of Blue Bell Home Made Vanilla Ice- cream every day. Eat a third before breakfast, a third at lunch with half a cobber, and a third before bed with 17 sugar cookies.
    2. Lay gently on one side and don’t move all night – keep a slop jar near the bed so you don’t have to get up and walk – you might loose a few.
    3. If you eat it – deep fry – twice – meat, potatoes, vegetables – batter it up really good.
    4. Creamy, white, grease gravy – on at least two items a day.
    5. Keep a chocolate bar in your pocket at all times – never let it stay there over 3 hours.
    6. If you don’t loose weight – you’ve got some terminal disease – be grateful – eat a lot – die tall and skinny!

  • thanks Frank. I actually do like Blue Bell vanilla and remember it fondly from when we lived there. didnt gain me any weight, however.

  • Nice find!
    If you’re really trying to gain weight then you would be better off doing things like protein shakes with whole milk along with a handful of nuts at every meal.
    This tips are more likely to give you healthy weight (muscle).
    Train Hard,
    Tony Schwartz
    Athletic Muscle Building

  • I agree with Tony. That, and hard, heavy weight training to ensure all the added protein is added as muscle, not fat. Unless it’s fat that you want! Then, follow bob’s plan 🙂

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