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WillyTheGreat
08-31-2002, 01:21 AM
So I figured to gain weight, I need about 3800 calories a day and am clueless as to how the hell I'm going to do that.

That's almost 700 calories per meal, 6 times a day? I need some high calorie food suggestions. Please help me out.

Clark
08-31-2002, 01:24 AM
I know what you're saying buddy. I just bumped mine up to about 4300 because my gains were stagnant. Anyways, I's say lots of natty pb, flax oil, and cheese. Also, oats are really good, I'm eating them about 5 times a day now.

LAM
08-31-2002, 01:43 AM
try using macros close to 35/40/25....

Feckless
08-31-2002, 01:50 AM
Man, LAM, that's 332 grams of protein a day!

How much tuna can one man eat?

LAM
08-31-2002, 01:57 AM
If your trying to gain LBM you need at least 1.25 grams for every pound of LBM that you have.

Clark
08-31-2002, 02:02 AM
What about 1.24, I guess that won't work will it. :D

tudmuf2b
08-31-2002, 03:18 PM
I agree with the Natural Peanut Butter answer. It's 200 cals per 2 TBSP. But be careful as there is a lot of fat in it, and not all of it is good for you....

nightop
08-31-2002, 04:43 PM
Popcorn :)

Jane
08-31-2002, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by tudmuf2b
I agree with the Natural Peanut Butter answer. It's 200 cals per 2 TBSP. But be careful as there is a lot of fat in it, and not all of it is good for you....
Actually the fat in natural peanut butter is a good choice. And fat should make up at LEAST 20-25% of a balanced diet.

the doc
08-31-2002, 05:05 PM
increase your consumption of nuts in addition to natty pb

Madd Hatter
08-31-2002, 05:57 PM
I'm in the same boat. Came to the conclusion I needed 4000+ calories and was getting 2800 max. Added eggs and whole milk. If you don't care about the sugar, I'd say add whole milk. 640 cals a qt. I'm poor, and can only eat so much, I don't know what else to add to my diet to up my cals. I'm eating everything under the sun except red meat and frozen pizza. If you REALLY don't care about fat, a frozen Tombstone has 1400 cals or so.

WillyTheGreat
08-31-2002, 10:04 PM
I guess I'ma start eating more PB.

Manveet
08-31-2002, 10:38 PM
Ya, what I sometimes do is, have a meal, then grab a handfull of salt free peanuts. Bumps up the cals quite a bit

BUFF STUFF
09-01-2002, 04:22 PM
i agree peanuts are very good. theres supposed to boost T levels to

duque21
09-01-2002, 08:19 PM
My favorite high calorie bulking foods are
-whole milk/chocolate milk
-whole eggs/ if you want to go real heavy=fried egg sandwhich
-Jumbo jack w/ cheese
-steak
-and any kinda weight gainer

fatsoPanda
09-03-2002, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by Jane

Actually the fat in natural peanut butter is a good choice. And fat should make up at LEAST 20-25% of a balanced diet.

On this topic.... What is exactly the difference between natural peanut butter and regular? As far as nutrition is concerned. On the nutrition labels they look pretty much the same.:help:

LAM
09-03-2002, 11:58 PM
regular peanut butter has partialy hydrogenated oils and added sugar...

BennettBoy
09-04-2002, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by LAM
regular peanut butter has partialy hydrogenated oils and added sugar...

And taste better:D

Relentless
09-04-2002, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by BennettBoy


And taste better:D

not to mention SPREADS without destroying your toast. :)

LAM
09-04-2002, 09:17 AM
I keep one jar in the fridge and another in the cupboard just because of that problem. natty pb doesn't have to be kept cold.

Stray
09-04-2002, 09:30 AM
If ya don't mind the sugar, Sunny Delight has 200 calories per can..

Mashed potatoes are another fave for calories....

Pasta, hardboiled eggs, skim milk...