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Bboy486
11-22-2002, 12:40 PM
I am starting my 2700 kcal diet, and I am using weightgainer, in order to help me achieve this.

I was wondering what type of foods are rich in claories, and would also be healthy and good to increase lean muscle mass?

Bboy

Vido
11-22-2002, 12:52 PM
I don't see why you would need a weight gainer or any calorie-rich foods to consume so few calories, but you weren't asking for a critique of your diet, so here's a few foods you could try: natural pb (probably the most enjoyable and quickest to eat high calorie food), almonds, and flax oil.

Bboy486
11-22-2002, 01:02 PM
Vido,
It because i cannot afford/have the time to eat that much. I was never a big eatter so i am training myself to do this.

But i usually consumed like only 17-1900 cal a day. so a 1000 cal increase is a lot for someone in my situation.

also, arent those foods all really high in fat? and cholesterol. let me know.
thanks

eclips1
11-22-2002, 01:09 PM
Pasta's, meats, patatos.

NateDogg
11-22-2002, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Bboy486
Vido,
It because i cannot afford/have the time to eat that much. I was never a big eatter so i am training myself to do this.

But i usually consumed like only 17-1900 cal a day. so a 1000 cal increase is a lot for someone in my situation.

also, arent those foods all really high in fat? and cholesterol. let me know.
thanks

Ok, first of all, how much do you weigh and how old are you? 2700 calories is not that much for someone trying to get bigger unless you weight very little.

Secondly, FAT IS OK!!! Also, dietary cholesterol has not been linked to the body's cholesterol levels.

Vido
11-22-2002, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Bboy486
Vido,
It because i cannot afford/have the time to eat that much. I was never a big eatter so i am training myself to do this.

But i usually consumed like only 17-1900 cal a day. so a 1000 cal increase is a lot for someone in my situation.

also, arent those foods all really high in fat? and cholesterol. let me know.
thanks

Yes, those foods are high in fat (healthy fats mind you), and that's why I recommended them. Fat has more than twice the calories of protein or carbs and you wanted calorie-rich foods.

LAM
11-22-2002, 02:23 PM
2700 cals is not a lot. what macros are you using ? I would try an isocaloric diet before using weight gainers to avoid ingesting all of those sugars...

Bboy486
11-22-2002, 02:23 PM
I am 21
5'7"
148 lbs

bradley
11-22-2002, 02:24 PM
Milk, if you are not lactose intolerant.

NateDogg
11-22-2002, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by Bboy486
I am 21
5'7"
148 lbs

Ok, then 2700 might be a good place to start. Don't be afraid to eat fat though! A spoonful of natural peanut butter goes a long way towards an easy 2700 calories!

Bboy486
11-22-2002, 02:28 PM
NateDog

I was always told to not eat too much fat.... thats why I am "afraid" of it.

What is ur diet like? like a typical day of eatting, just so i could get an idea

Silverback
11-22-2002, 02:29 PM
2700 cals will be easy to hit just make sure you are prepared, throughout the day, spread it out if you will struggle.

Totally agree with nate peanut butter is calorie dense and good quality, as long as you choose a good brand.

bradley
11-22-2002, 02:35 PM
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23032

Here is Shao-Lin's cutting diet (approx 2400 kcals). It should give you an idea of what a diet might look like. I am not saying follow it verbatim, but it gives a good starting place.

NateDogg
11-22-2002, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Bboy486
NateDog

I was always told to not eat too much fat.... thats why I am "afraid" of it.

What is ur diet like? like a typical day of eatting, just so i could get an idea

Well, I am trying to put on weight as well (although I'm approaching 190 @ 5' 10". I am eating pretty clean though. A typical day?

Meal 1: 35 grams Whey protein with 1 cup oatmeal and 1% milk
Meal 2: cottage cheese, light yogurt, maybe a can of tuna
Meal 3: usually leftovers, always high protein, moderate fat and carbs
Meal 4: can of tuna, spoonful of natural peanut butter
Meal 5: dinner, high protein, and usually high in either carbs, fat or both (example: 16 oz lean steak, sweet potato, large glass of 1% milk
Meal 6: post workout shake, whey in water
Meal 7: if applicable a can of tuna before bed. depends on how exhausted I am and what time it is after my workout. If it's late I may opt for extra sleep instead of more food.

That's a pretty typical day. I have no idea of the macronutrient breakdown or how many calories are there. I really don't care. I'm gaining weight, getting stronger and I'm not a fat a$$ so I'm doing it right as far as I am concerned. :D

EDIT: I'm closer to 5'10"