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Whuditdew
10-07-2008, 09:31 PM
Next Monday I am going to start working out and I am currently following the Paleo diet. I need to be eating 2700 calories to gain a pound per week while lifting so I need to add in additional calories. I was hoping some of the posters here would be able to help me add foods that are easy to prepare and Paleo friendly. Here is what I currently have.

Broccoli 31 Calories
Carrots (16) 244 Calories
Apples (2) 130 Calories
Pumpkin Seeds (1/2 cup) 142 Calories
Olive Oil (3 tbsp) 360 calories
Coconut Oil (1 tbsp) 232 Calories
Chicken Breast (6oz) 280 Calories
Venison/Salmon (3 oz) 160/175
Cup Frozen Strawberries 52 Calories
Cup Frozen Blueberries 80 Calories
Collard Greens 8 Calories
Cod Liver Oil (2 tbsp) 244 Calories
Turkey Bacon (4) 80 calories
Squeezed Lemon 8 calories
Grape Tomatoes (6) 12 calories
Green Pepper 2 tbsp 4 calories
Onion 2 tbsp 37 calories
Walnuts ( cup) 382 calories
Asparagus (1/2 cup) 20 calories
Bell Peppers (1/4 cup) 20 calories

2526 calories

Thanks.

jak3f
10-07-2008, 10:01 PM
ur gonna eat 16 carrots?!

How sure are you 2700 calories is enough to make u gain a lb per week??

butcher2
10-07-2008, 11:11 PM
Eat a cow. Eat 16 oz T bones. Lots of fatty red beef. Chicken is for the weak. Beef, its whats for dinner.

manowar669
10-08-2008, 10:47 AM
Sweet potatoes. Some will say it's not paleo, but it is not a potato, it's a member of the morning glory family. Make sweet potato fries, using your coconut oil. They're awesome. My girlfriend loves them.

Grab some beef or ground turkey. You don't need to buy the really lean stuff either, that fat is gonna feed you. And the fattier grinds are cheaper.

Whuditdew
10-08-2008, 11:44 AM
ur gonna eat 16 carrots?!

How sure are you 2700 calories is enough to make u gain a lb per week??

16 baby carrots. Their is a formula for gaining a pound per week, 500 more calories added to what it takes to sustain your current weight.

As for the sweet potatoes I will look into it, thanks.

40 Nunc
10-08-2008, 11:55 AM
Hey Whuditdew - nice to have you back.

Here's my advice, since most people on this site probably don't know what the Paleo Diet is I would suggest going to a Paleo Diet website and asking their advice, then come share your knowledge with us.

manowar669
10-09-2008, 04:55 AM
Try the diet/nutrition forums at crossfit.com. They are experts in Paleo/zone diets. I've been eating paleo-ish for a while now, and I like it, but with winter upon us, it's bulking time, so I've been adding dairy and a few grains for the calories. Also, in colder months, produce gets more expensive, since it's out of season.