View Full Version : I can't get enough calories

11-04-2001, 01:29 PM
According to fitday.com, I burn like 3450 calories everyday. But I don't eat nearly that many. How am i supposed to get that many calories. I'm trying to gain weight.

11-04-2001, 02:36 PM
You could always use a weight gainer. Check out your local supplement store or go online.

Bam Bam
11-04-2001, 02:37 PM
eat more than 3450 cals a day you can do that by adding xtra carbs to a high protein moderate fat diet.

when i bulk i eat 1500 cal breakfasts so i dont think it shoudl be that hard

the doc
11-04-2001, 02:53 PM
eat your peanut butter!!!

11-04-2001, 05:05 PM
I'm not down with the whole plain peanut butter thing. And everything i want to put PB on has a ton of carbs.

11-05-2001, 01:21 PM
well if you do not want to eat a ton of carbs - you are limiting your bulking options. eat the carbs they are a easy way to gain kcals.

and if your not eating your peanut butter or other nuts the remaining high fat products are likely to be high in saturates so you are furhter limiting your options to bulk.

You are going to have to eat MAYO by itself or drink cooking oil. while eating about 10 tins of makeral as well.

11-05-2001, 02:46 PM
peanuts are the easiest way to adjust ur carbs.
tasty too and all the fat is unsaturated

11-05-2001, 02:46 PM
correction to adjust your cals

11-05-2001, 03:11 PM
If you're not getting enough calories why are you worried about carbs? EAT!

11-06-2001, 09:08 AM
Hi folks!

What about adding glucose polymer powder/multidextrose powder drinks to bulk out the diet a bit more? Many guys I know add in an extra 800kcals per day this way - and it isnt too pricy either.

Just an idea!:)

11-06-2001, 09:17 AM
I don't think it's a good idea.You can add more quality calories.

11-06-2001, 09:25 AM
Why not?
define 'quality calories'. I would assume you mean food as it's backed up by micronutrients. Our friend here seems to be having problems eating many calories, so GPs are a simple and convenient way to do this.

Im sure youve seen loads of BBers who have benefited from this method, not to mention athletes and they are extensively used in the clinical setting.

11-06-2001, 09:42 AM
Well,you can have the Gp's but it's all about the timing.If it's postworkout and only then it's ok.

However,I think that fitday.com is crap.If I had to cosume 3600calories(and only ~650cals come from my activities) per day to maintain my weight,I would be a fatass for sure.
It sais that my basal metabolism is ~1850cals.Ok.. but then it adds 1100calories for my "lifestyle"(I didn't choose the active lifestyle but the "seated work with some movement) and ~650cals for my activities. Ok for the 650cals but there's no way I could eat 3600cals per day to maintain my current weight.(160-165lbs @ 5.9in.)

11-06-2001, 09:48 AM
Tottally agree that fiday.com is too generalised.

Yes it is a matter of timing with the GPs but I still think reguarly through the day would benefit the lean hard gainer type wishing to bulk. Not just post workout either.

11-06-2001, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by SRD
I still think reguarly through the day would benefit the lean hard gainer type wishing to bulk. Not just post workout either.
If we talk about "the lean hard gainer type wishing to bulk",then you're right.I just gave the basic guideline which refers to the optimum time to consume high gi carbs.

11-06-2001, 10:00 AM
off the top of your head what is the GI for glucose polymers - any ideas?
My GI tables dont list it as there mainly used for diabetics.

id appreciate this info

or does anyone know?

11-06-2001, 10:03 AM
Glucose polymers:Maltodextrine.. Gi=105

11-06-2001, 10:50 AM
and thanks for the disscussion!! :)

11-06-2001, 10:52 AM
where can i find the GI ratings of some common foods?

11-06-2001, 10:54 AM

11-06-2001, 11:00 AM
Cheers SRD :)