Please make sure you thoroughly read and accept the rules before posting!
- Do not post here if you are not reaching 2500+ calories (3000+ for adult men). Teens must reach 3000 a day minimum. We strongly recommend 3000+ to gain.
- No partial meal plans. Only post complete daily intakes.
- If you post below the minimum, the posts will be removed
- REMEMBER TO EITHER POST THE CALORIE TALLIES OR THE PORTION SIZES!
- Also remember we do not support you using alcohol as a calorie substitute. So if you reach 2500+ with alcohol in your diet, eat a little more to make up for it.
- If you are struggling to reach the necessary amount (and everyone has at some point) then please post a separate thread w/ questions. This is not the place for negative self-talk, nor should any foods be considered bad, unhealthy, or junk -- the goal here is to gain weight to be healthy
- Do not post links to your personal blog.
- Do not discuss weights or personal BMIs -- this is very triggering
This thread is for those of you looking to actively gain weight for whatever reason.
Requirements- If you are a male you need to eat at least 3000 calories, females must eat 2500 -this is so that your body can begin to now only gain weight, but also for your internal organs to begin to recover, this takes fuel/calories. Teens need to eat at least 3000.
It is NOT suggested that you excercise while underweight. Exercise is often an addiction seen with those with eating disorders. Try to stop cold turkey, IF you exercise, 2500/3000 is NOT enough. You are only harming yourself+prolonging the illness by exercising.
If you are struggling to reach the necessary amount, and you all did, then please post a separate thread w/ questions. It is harmful for people to see posts that are under the food requirement amount. There are suggestions on this forum regarding higher calorie+denser foods that should be incorporated to aid in reaching calorie goals.
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MT: Cafe bought Fruit and muesli cookie Fruit salad
L: Fruit filled hot cross bun spread with 2tbs peanut butter and 2tps strawberry jam Large black plum
AT: Handful of marshmallows Carrot sticks with hummus spread
AT no 2: Bowl of Bircher muesli (muesli, yoghurt, saltanas, pine nuts, maple syrup)
D: Roasted veggie str fry (roast veggies, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds) boiled potatoes with tomato sauce 3 scoops sustagen in tub of yoghurt
Supper: 3 scoops of chocolate ice cream 3 scoops of sustagen in a tub of yoghurt Handful of strawberries
Hello my little Doves!
Scrunchy: eats look yummy! Hope you enjoyed your millefeuille! You from England? How about you send me some teacakes and I return the favour with croissants aux amandes? Haha! Lovely to "meet" you anyway!
Lola: how are you doing lovely?
-2 large thick slices of fresh Brioche, toasted, one with butter and raspberry jam, one with butter and Nutella
-1 large bowl of Curriously Cinnamon cereal with lots of full fat milk (found this at an American food store! SO EXTATIC)
-1 Innocent superfoods Smoothie
Snack, at Starbuck's:
-1 large vanilla latté
-1 cinnamon roll
-1 large bowl of homemade vegetable soup with lots of yummy veggies, lots of potatoes, lentils and goodies
-3/4 of a very large baguette with lots and lots of salted butter
-1 slice of brioche, buttered, with 4 squares of Dairy Milk chocolate
-1 kiwi fruit
-1 glass of Michel et Augustin vanilla bean drinkeable yoghurt
-1 large latté
-2 Walker's shortbread fingers
-1 pain aux raisins
-1/2 a pain au chocolat, stole from my friend, naughty
-1 large hunk of baguette with much butter and brie
-1 large serving of spaghetti Bolognaise with much Parmesan cheese
-Salad + cucumber + cherry tomatoes + dressing
-1 Michel & Augustin fondant au chocolat + double cream + vanilla bean ice cream
-1 hot cross bun, toasted, slathered in butter
-1 chocolat chaud
-2 shortbread fingers
-1 glass of cold full fat milk
haven't posted in a few days but only cuz I've been trying to work on not focusing soo much on my eats, like writing everything down,counting cals,etc..of course I still have to monitor my itnake to make sure i'm getting enough but I want to get away from the idea of food controling my everyday thoughts and actions.
I've been having a lot og chocolate and fats lately without feeling bad about it...but I still know things need to change. I've been eating so many of them because I keep fearing carbs but fall to these in order to get my cals up..like I feel safer having say chocolate almonds over crackers for a snack, I don't know why it is that ED fears the 'grain' carbs and yet not the fat or sugar in the chocolate. anyone else have weird thoughts like that?
Eating at work has been pretty easy because all my colleagues are very carefree about what they eat..it's at nights with supper that I struggle because my parents hardly eat anything then and its hard for me to reach for the pastas, sauces,etc. and not feel really upset after.
So here's todays:
B-12grain bread toasted with 2tb pb, a banana, 3slices maple flavoured ham bacon, 1.5c OJ, handful raspberries
S-chocolate ensure , an orange, 4pieces cheddar cheese
L-spicy thai chili on 12grain bread, bowl of steamed broccoli and greens with 1/2an avocado
S-handful chocolate covered almonds,chocolate protein shake, double chocolate bran muffin
D-big bowl of slow cooker pulled pork(mmm..and so easy to make..pork, root beer and your fav. BBQ sauce), red and orange peppers, and a baked sweet potato
S-1c OJ, 1c corn bran, an apple
welcome lizzybear!:) congrats on your road down recovery, i wish u the best of luck! keep up the good work in eating 'fear foods' and uping cals! i'm rooting for ya!
i'm doing good thanks zippora:) though today i'm kinda upset, mumsy won't let me take a summer jop at a summer camp:'( and i've been excited for this for SOOO long:(
you are doing awesome kbryson! keep it up and remember, its about YOU! so don't be afraid to eat even though your parents may not be, i know how frustrating it is, none of my friends eat that much, i eat literraly 3 times if not more than they do, it is upseting but i have to remember that we are different and i need the food:)
okay todays eats!
b-overnight chocolate banana oats (1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup soymilk, spoonfull of chocolate chip, mashed bananas), handfull of almonds, 2 bowls of honeynut cheerios with soy milk, 2 oranges, another banana
s-4 butter cookies, 2 belgain chocolates, a peach, 2 handfulls of almonds, sunflower seeds
l-3 plates pasta salad, soy milk
s-1 1/2 plates pasta salad (haha, from lunch), 2 squares of chocolate, peach, 2 bowls of honey nut cheerios
s- cup of tofu dessert cream, bowl of honey nut cheerios, yougurt cup, handfulls of almonds, 2 toffee candies, 3 butter cookies, 2 large milk cookies
d-2 lamb-stuffed sandwhiches, bowl of lamb and carrot soup, stir-fryed vegies
haven't had even snack yet, probably will be another 1000+ cals.
i hope everyone is doing well!:)
i reached 5000-5300ish today guys :o)!! was ravenous!
- chocolate ensure plus blended with vanilla yogurt
- a pear and a lot of cantaloupe
- 2 oz of honey roasted cashews
- pb marshmallow eclipse pure protein bar
- vanilla ensure plus
- 4 girl scout cookies - 3 samoas, 1 trefoil
- flatout wrap baked, covered in 1 tbsp nutella, 1 tbsp biscoff spread, 1 tbsp cinnamon raisin pb, some grape reduced sugar jelly, & 1/2 a banana
- bowl of steamed broccoli and cauliflower
- 1 & 3/4 cups cookies and cream ice cream with 1 tbsp melted biscoff spread
- 3 oz tortilla chips with 1/2 cup melted sharp cheddar cheese on top
- a wheat wrap w/ 2.5 tbsp biscoff spread & a banana
- iced oatmeal raisin luna bar
- 2 snack bags of salsa sunchips
- package of 6 wheat & cheddar sandwich crackers
- blueberry bliss luna bar
- vanilla almond luna bar
- 3 more girl scout cookies, 1 samoa, 2 tagalongs
- pear yogurt cup
- 2 packages (12 total) peanut butter sandwich crackers
- white chocolate macademia luna bar
- 2 mini boxes of milk duds
- chocolate ensure plus blended with a banana
Breakfast: 40g crunchy nut clusters, chocolate milk, crumpets x 2, chocolate spread x 2
Snack: Banana, muller corner chocolate flakes, nakd banana bar
Lunch: Innocent mexican pot, peach, curly wurly
Snack: Greek yogurt, crunchy nut clusters, strawbs and banana chopped up
Snack: Nakd bar, bran flakes, chocolate milk
Dinner: Red thai curry
Dessert: Mint choc chip ice cream, 99 flake
Snack: Frijj mint choc milkshake
3300. Hello bloated belly
I'm back...again. Even though I'm at a "healthy" BMI, I think there are some finishing repairs that must be done. All of you guys are doing so well!
annaattack- 5000 calories? That's amazing! I'd been a little concerned as your posts had seemed a little bit down-beat in the past couple of weeks. It's good to see you posting here- keep up the good work! :)
lola- Hey there! Just wanted to say that I find you ridiculously inspiring with your dedication and positive attitude towards recovery. I love how much "normal" foods you eat. A lot of the time, gainers tend to be overly health conscious and that's no way to live.
Have not yet had dinner yet and I had not planned to start eating more until this afternoon so I apologize for my erratic eats. I'll be more structured tomorrow!
B- A fried egg, two corn muffins, 1/2 a pear with a bit of Brie cheese
L- Tin of sardines, blueberries with yogurt
S- A broiled corn muffin, a hamburger bun spread with butter, one half sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, the other with garlic powder...a slice of bread made in the same fashion. Blueberry pancakes, chocolate pancakes.
S- Brie, toasted walnut, and date sandwich (oh my word, someone must try this. The salty and smooth brie with the nutty crunch of walnuts and sweetness of dates is a phenomenal combination! YUM!)
D- Roasted chicken breast with breadcrumbs and lemon dipped in mustard, 1/4 of a huge yam sprinkled with chili powder and ketchup to dip, roasted Brussels sprouts, and another corn muffin- this time with raspberry preserves.
S- 4 (yes, FOUR) large brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and warm berries
S- Vanilla ice cream with a tbsp PB, cheddar cheese and an apple
Calories- Around 4300. Yikes!
loopydingdong- is your chocolate spread like nutella? i love that stuff!
sungiant- ahh yayy your back :) congrats on taking the step to continue and get healthier cause sometimes your brain doesnt stop with ED thoughts until a higher bmi than u anticipated! im feeling really guilty about the 5000 cal yesterday but its nice to hear you think its good that i did that. it makes me feel better. btw i want your cornbread muffins!! i have been meaning to make some but havent yet
post meal plan in a bit..
breakfast stuffed from yesterday so made it as little volume as possible:
- 1 cup of raisin bran & a sliced banana in a chocolate ensure plus
- 3 oz oreida sweet potato fries w/ ketchup
- 3 oz diced tyson grilled chicken w/ ketchup
- 4 mini veggie corndogs w/ ketchup...
- pure protein chocolate peanut caramel bar
- a pear
- pack of 6 wheat & cheddar cracker sandwiches
- 1 cup whole wheat pasta mixed w/ 2 tbsp fat free cream cheese, 1 cup of steamed broccoli, & spaghetti sauce
- pack of 6 peanut butter sandwich crackers
- a gala apple
- snack plate w/ of few of each: pizza goldfish, honey graham cracker sticks, vanilla cupcake goldfish, pretzel sticks, honey wheat pretzel sticks, & mini vanilla wafers
- apple cinnamon instant oatmeal mixed with vanilla yogurt, 1 tbsp biscoff spread, mini box of raisins, & 1/2 a banana
- 2 mozzarella string cheese sticks
total = 3,040
b-2 slices 12grain toast with 2-3tb pb, a large apple, 1.5c OJ, coffee
l- 12 grain bagel with turkey bacon(3x), 1/2avocado, 4pieces cheddar cheese and gr.peppers, and and orange
s-1/2c almonds, 10carrots
d-1c ww pasta, ~1c moose roast beef, 2c broccoli,grbeans and lima beans and with 2tb chicken and rib bbq sauce
S-banana with 2tb pb, 1/2c chocolate covered almonds, ~2c sweet chili rice works chips, ~.5c OJ
welcome back sungiant!:) loving your eats:D and thank you so much! yes i completely agree, i hated not being able to eat unhealthy foods back then when i was restricting:( so i've decided to eat whatever i want because i deserve to and i want to!:D we got the giant muffins from Costco today:) the apple one and the cranberry orange one:) i got the blueberry and chocolate ones when i first started recovery and i luved them! can't wait to try the new flavours i just got today:)
congrats annaattack! i am so proud of you!:D keep it up!
okay eats for today:)
b-large platter of scrambled eggs with crispy steamed buns and asparagus, cup of soy milk
s-banana, 2 oranges, walnuts and almonds
s-tostitos with 2 different flavours of humus, 2 servings of cracker with crab slaw, some grilled chicken, smoked salmon, 1 handful of chocolate covered acai berries, 2 handfullls of chocolate covered almonds
l- large plate of shrimp and chicken pai thai (first time i tried pai thai:) LOVE it!), braised lamb meat, spicy chicken, green tea & red bean bubble tea with tapioca
s-med. sweet potatoe, walnuts, almonds
d-millet and mung bean porrige, stir-fryed asparagus, pan fried tofu, steamed bun
late night snack- i dunno yet:) haha, so probably about another 1000 cals or so
hope everyone is doing well!
B: 1/2 c dry oats with cinnimon
S: carrots with honey mustard and a fiber plus bar
L: boca burger on a whole wheat bagel thin and lots of spinach and honey mustard, big gala apple
Then I had a crazy snack attack!: pretzels with hummus and spinach cheese dip, a little less than half a box of PB Cheerios with soy milk, apple, and a special k and fiber plus bar with about 2 tbsp of PB, and 2 wafer cookies
D: 1 1/2 c whole grain pasta with pasta sauce and a blueberry Luna bar
S: animal cookies dipped in PB and some gold fish! And I'm still hungry so who knows what else I'll go back for tonight!
This has been pretty much what Iv been eating everyday for almost a week and have been gaining!:) do you think if I have a bigger breakfast I won't be so hungry during the late afternoon and night haha?
Lola! :) Sorry I haven't been posting....I'm kinda having trouble recovering..(not relapsing!!!! Promise!!!) My weight has been up and down lately and the doctors are saying it's really dangerous since it's basically the same as yoyo dieting, which is really bad for your body. My eats has been the same but I'm not really eating enough...2,500 or so? :/ My grandparents are coming so my mom doesn't want to keep high-fat, unhealthy foods around since they are getting old and she's worried about their health and such. Convince her to buy some pb and say that it's healthy? :/
of course!:) pb has tons of antioxidants and HEALTHY fats! the high vitamin E content is amazing for your skin and the healthy fats are great for your brain (that's why i'm so smart;) haha, jks on me being smart, but its true that the fats in pb helps our brains:) try convincing your parents to buy the natural kind if they are still unsure, the natural kind is just 100% peanuts:) almost every brand has them now. i know kraft pb does:)
and try to convince them to further support you too:) just say that you can hide the food in your room and not give to your grandparents! gahh, i wish you have my grandmother;) she cooks food in tons of oil and fat:p haha.
best of luck! ;D
and vanna:) yes, if you have a big breakfast, then your hunger is more controlled over the day. i find that if i have a breakfast of 1200 cals then i tend to have less snack attacks than if i had a breakfast of 700cals. but don't fret! the snack attacks are in no means a bad thing!:) i've been through them for two months straight and am still experiencing them! best of luck to you!:)
Thanks Lola!! You guys are all so supportive and motivate me a lot! Also i think iv only been have around 2500,,,do you think i need to up it to 3000?
annaattack - yes, yes it is! I'm partial to a few spoons of nutella, but this one's actually chocolate popping candy spread - a rare find! (any UK-ers, head to sainsbury's!)
Breakfast - Crunchy nut clusters, chocolate milk, toast x 2, jam and choc spread
Snack - Slice of chocolate birthday cake
Snack - Smarties mcflurry, cadbury's chocolate buttons
Lunch - Barbeque chicken, rice, peach, vanilla milkshake
Snack - Crunchy nut clusters, greek yogurt, banana, some dried apricots
Dinner - Leftover sunday roast
Dessert - Toffee apple crumble & custard
Snack - Frijj mint choc milkshake, more dried apricots with choc spread dip.
3200. I enjoy chocolate
I posted here before a while back, but I'm back to do things properly. I'm IP and probably won't be able to post that regularly because of the internet connection being very sporadic, but here is today's menu. The place I'm at is actually really good at tailoring my MP to the stomach probs I have.
B - 2 weetabix; 200ml sweetened soya milk; 200ml grapefruit juice; one slice white toast w/flora and jam
S - Banana ensure plus
L - Broccoli and butterbean bake with rice and broad beans; soya yoghurt and hobnob biscuit
S - Digestives medley bar
D - 1/2 jacket potato; large pot of mixed beans; side salad w/tbsp ff garlic and herb dressing; glass of soya milk
Dessert - Fruit scone w/flora and jam
S - Alpen bar w/milky tea
Not my favourite day of eats today, but being here has made me realise that battling through is possible :)
Keep going guys!
B-12grain bagel with 2tb pb, a banana, handful raspberries, and an orange
S-carrot apple oatmeal muffin, chocolate ensure with chocolate protein added
L-12grain bagel with 3/4can of salmon and 1/2an avocado, bowl of broccoli,lima beans, gr.beans,green peppers and tb olive oil, 2pieces ff swiss cheese, 1/2large granny smith apple
S-other 1/2of apple, 4chocolate covered almonds, bowl of sweet chili rice works chips
D- ~1.5c ground hamburger with tomato paste, 1c ww pasta, and carrot sticks
S-1c corn bran with 1c soy milk, 1c OJ
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