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    HELP! foods to give me 4000+ cals at low cost

    Hi,

    I am from the Caribbean and I have a journal HERE which outlines my workout plan but I just never seem to gain any REAL weight. I know it must be my diet, i know its severelylacking.

    What can i eat to give me 4000+ cals at low cosr and can be made easily at home? My metabolism is SUPER fast!

    I currently already take a MRP called RealGains which gives me 610 cals, and 52g protein, plus flaxseed once a day.
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    Hey im from Guyana, and its super hard for me to gain as well. I started at 5'11'', 120, now im about 135 after bulking at 5-6k for about a month and working out. Anyway post your current diet, and we'll go from there. Read the "what a body builder eats" sticky and youll have a general idea on what to eat. As for cheap, oatmeal, tuna on sale, chicken, beef, natural peanut butter, ect.....shop on sale, When old fashioned oatmeal is on sale for 89cents a canister, buy 50 cans, the stuff aint gonna expire that fast. You can also check GNC weekly, around the first week of the month the usally have sales on protein powders/weightgainers/supplements that will expire in 2-3 months. Before they expire youll finish them.

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    Milk and lots of it.
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    Wow. Another caribbean national! Glad to hear ya! Thanks, will do. Expect it sometime later today.

    Milk....hmmm how much is lots because i dont "wannabetoiletbound"
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    Waist: 29 inches | Chest: 33.5 inches | Biceps: 12.75 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamar
    Hi,

    I am from the Caribbean and I have a journal HERE which outlines my workout plan but I just never seem to gain any REAL weight. I know it must be my diet, i know its severelylacking.

    What can i eat to give me 4000+ cals at low cosr and can be made easily at home? My metabolism is SUPER fast!

    I currently already take a MRP called RealGains which gives me 610 cals, and 52g protein, plus flaxseed once a day.
    Do you like peanut butter? If so, get yourself a tub of it and eat lots of it. 2 table spoons will give you 190 calories. I recommend the natural PB. Keep the protein high and eat as much as you can (keep it relatively clean) until you start packing on the muscle!

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    Ok. define relatively clean? Pretty much no junk food like chocolate etc? or are they some foods in general that arent "clean"?
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    yeah that too, good idea chizzled1419... almonds and olive oil too.
    Milk.. well as much as you can without being toilet bound hehe. I drink 2-4 litres per day when bulking.
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    ok sounds good. Guess it's time to go grocery shopping.
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    oats, yams, rice, wheat bread, protein powder, ground beef

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    Cheap stuff:

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    4 slices of WW toast. 280 cals
    3 servings of PB 570 cals
    2 Glasses of milk 250 cals
    Grand total 1100 cals

    My fav bulking snack, yes- the triple decker PB on WW. Wash it down with ~16oz of milk and you're golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllUp
    4 slices of WW toast. 280 cals
    3 servings of PB 570 cals
    2 Glasses of milk 250 cals
    Grand total 1100 cals

    My fav bulking snack, yes- the triple decker PB on WW. Wash it down with ~16oz of milk and you're golden.
    Make it like I do:

    4 servings of PB = 760
    4 slices of WW toast = 280 cal

    and then repeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdgeCrusher
    Make it like I do:

    4 servings of PB = 760
    4 slices of WW toast = 280 cal

    and then repeat
    couldn't hurt to throw a bananna on there. The PB/banana sammich is amazing.
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    WOW. Didnt kno milk, PB and WW could give me over 1000 cals just like that! Well i get tons of rice, chicken and potato. I drink oats every morning. Hmm guess i have to plan out this better so really get my cals and protein up!
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    if you feel like cheating a little bit get some nice vanilla ice cream (i like dreyers) and make milkshakes with whole milk, for people with super fast metabolisms (like myself) its a really easy and fun way to get a relatively high amount of calories in a short amount of time, and you can easily drink 2-3 of them a day after meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerjrus
    if you feel like cheating a little bit get some nice vanilla ice cream (i like dreyers) and make milkshakes with whole milk, for people with super fast metabolisms (like myself) its a really easy and fun way to get a relatively high amount of calories in a short amount of time, and you can easily drink 2-3 of them a day after meals.
    Where do they sell dreyers ice cream? Is it a special brand?
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    Two grilled cheese sandwiches:

    4 slices wheat bread - 320 cal
    4 slices cheese - 240 cal
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    560 cal

    One tall glass whole milk:

    2 cups - 300 cal


    Total - 860 cal






    Two muffins from mix:

    2 muffins - 360 cal


    One tall glass whole milk:

    2 cups - 300 cal


    One large banana:

    1 banana - 90 cal


    Total - 750 cal

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    8oz milk
    1 cup Oatmeal
    2 tbsp. Olive oil
    3 times a day.

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    Hey you guys like fish? try this, baked catfish on whole wheat with mayo and tomatoes! Its awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [[[----]]]
    Hey you guys like fish? try this, baked catfish on whole wheat with mayo and tomatoes! Its awesome.
    I love fish, especially the burboun marinated salmon you can get from Publix or Fresh Market. I have to admit though I think catfish tastes like dirt. Seeing how it's a bottom feeder it makes sense. So that would taste like a dirt sandwich with mayo and tomatoes. Ugh.
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    Ok then! Wow guys thanks for all the support. I really didnt know it was this simple. I already love all this stuff especially grilled cheese or PB. I will start this tonight!
    jamar's workout journal | Age: 24 | Height: 5' 10

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    Weight: 160lbs by December 31, 2008

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    actually the catfish you buy in stores is farm raised and most comes from where i live. Unless its fresh caught then you have nothing to worry bout.

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    Yeah, its good.....@$#hole! j/k

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