- Do not post here if you are not reaching 2500+ calories (3000+ for adult men). We strongly recommend 3000+ to gain.
- Teens must reach 3000 a day minimum
- REMEMBER TO EITHER POST THE CALORIE TALLIES OR THE PORTION SIZES!
- Also remember I 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.
- Do not post links to your personal blog.
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.
It is NOT suggested that you excercise while underweight. Excercsie is often an addicition seen with those with eating disorders. Try to stop cold turkey, IF you excercise, 2500/3000 is NOT enough. You are only harming yourself+prolonging the illness by excercising.
If you are struggling to reach the necessary amount, and we all did, then please post a seperate thread w/ questions. It is harmful for ppl to see posts that are under the food reuirement amount. There are suggestions on this forum regarding higher calorie+denser foods that should be incorporated to aid in reaching calorie goals.
Reason: Locked b/c new thread: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-only-weight-gainers-eat-today-ft186592
B: 3 whole wheat pumpkin pancakes topped with apple compote, french vanilla yogurt, dried cherries and copped walnuts.
S: macintosh apple and nut clusters
L: homemade winter squash, apple and leek soup topped with cranberries and parsley; 2 thick slices pumpernickel bread spread with hummus and 1cup apple juice. This soup was so good! I felt proud of myself too; being able to cook and eat with enjoyment. =)
S: maple sweetened greek yogurt topped with cashew ginger granola and fresh cranberries.
D: black bean cakes served with a slow roasted sweet potato. side of asparagus and brussel sprouts. 1cup vanilla soymilk.
S: not 100% sure yet - I need new ideas! spelt flakes topped with more apples and candied ginger in vanilla soymilk. (?)
B: yogurt w/ pumpkin, grated apple, muesli, almonds
L: bean chili w/ cheddar cheese, salsa, yogurt, 2sl ezekiel bread
S: 1/2 C trail mix
D: ww spaghetti w/ sauteed cauliflower, almonds, parmesan cheese;
S: 1/2 C cottage cheese w/ pumpkin, apple, trail mix
S: ezekiel toast w/ peanut butter and dried prunes, apricots, raisins
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats
Snack: 1/4 cup Walnuts, 1/4 cup Almonds
Lunch: 1 California Roll, 1 Apple, 1 Fortune Cookie, 1/3 cup Trail Mix, 2 small Dark Chocolate Squares
Snack: Vanilla Yogurt, 1/2 cup Fruit & Nut Granola, 10 oz Chocolate Milk
Dinner: Roasted Chicken Leg & Thigh, Carrots, Peppers, Golden Potatoes, Zucchini
Snack: 1 Apple, Fruit & Nut Bar
Breakfast: bagel toasted with butter, apple juice
Snack: chocolate chip cookie dough pop tart and 2 cups of milky tea
Lunch: minestrone soup and two slices of white toast and butter, white chocolate mousse
Snack: apple with tb cinnamon raisin swirl ob and a tunnocks tea cake
Dinner: chickpea burger, 2 Yorkshire puddings, roast parsnips, roast sweet potato, onion gravy, green beans and carrots (Soo good)
Dessert: half a pint of cookie dough ice cream
Snack: milky tea, 2 reeces minatures and a banana
B: 1 deli-flat w/ 2 TBS cream cheese, Peanut-butter bar
L: 2 cups butternut squash soup, 2 deli-flats
S: Fage 2% yogurt, Apple
D: Kidney beans w/ cooked veggies, olive oil, and brown rice
S: Vanilla-Caramel Latte, 3X Quaker Blueberry Rice-crisps
so far for today~~
B: 6 butter milk pancakes (about the size of your fist), 8oz. orange juice, a can of whipped cream and 4oz. of maple syrup
S: 1 medium delicious red apple with 1tsp peanut butter <3 and salt but i dont know how much
L: 2 cups home made clam chowder(leftovers) and 6inches of french bread with 4tsp butter
S: banana milkshake and 1 medium delicious red apple
D: 2 tuna salad sandwiches(double fiber bread, tuna, sun dried tomatoes, green olives, mayo) and 1 bowl of mashed up apple, pear, and mango (1 of each)
S: 1/3 pumpkin pie with whipped cream and 6oz. egg nog with 2oz. rum <3
Exercise: 30 min bike ride and 30 min walk (leisurely pace)
one sunny day: i dont see anything so 'unhealthy' about those foods...actually it looks really quite healthy
Been noticing the weight gain lately, especially in my face and its really hard..but none the less still eating and doing no exercise. I've also been having late night snacks everyday which i never used to eat anything after supper so this has been a huge challenge ive overcome.
B-1/2c oatmeal with a banana and 2c milk
S-coffee and an orange
L-6:subway chicken breast on 12grain with sauce,veggies and cheese
S-1c brown beans with carrot sticks, red pepper,mushrooms and broccoli, 1/2c cherry yogurt
D-herb and garlic salmon fillet,huge bowl of steamed kale, 3/4c canned gr.beans, 2x mini pumpkin cheesecakes(didn't really want them bcuz i was full but needed some cals, craving something sweet and they were the last 2 left so wanted to get rid of them)
Was visiting with relatives this weekend and my uncle made some baked ribs with sweet bbq sauce. mmm I had sooo many of them! and i bought an avocado today (never had one before...besides in guacamole) so excited to try it on my sandwich tommorow.
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Oats, 1 large Banana
Snack: 1 bottle Gatorade, 1 Protein Bar
Lunch: Chocolate Chip Pancakes (from the pancake house!!!! huge challenge)
Snack: 8 oz Frozen Yogurt, Strawberry Slices
Snack: 1/4 cup Almonds, 1/4 cup Walnuts
Dinner: Grilled Chicken, 1 Sweet Potato, 1 cup Broccoli, 1/2 cup Rice
Snack: 1 1/2 tbsp Almond Butter, 1 Apple
Tomorrow may be my last day on weight gain!!! Ahhhh..
B: maple guardian cereal (x2) with 1cup vanilla soymilk, topped with a sliced banana, orange spiced almonds, chopped dates and shredded coconut.
S: multigrain fig newtons and a macintosh apple
L: squash, leek and apple soup topped with raisins and parsley; whole wheat english muffin spread with almond butter and plum jam.
S: maple greek yogurt topped with dates&spices buckwheat granola and banana slices.
D: lentil cake served with a baked sweet potato, roasted carrots and parsnips, and a medley of potato,squash and fruit (sounds healthy - but it was a major fear - my dad used a quarter cup of butter and olive oil atleast - two of my biggest fears...)
S: dark chocolate cocoa and dried figs.
B: yogurt w/ 1/2 c muesli, pumpkin, grated apple, 1/4 c almonds
L: ww wrap with tofu, peanut sauce, carrot, lettuce; c orange juice
S: 1/2 c trail mix, grapes
D: scrambled tofu with salsa, cheddar cheese, 2 sl ezekiel bread; cottage cheese with 1/4 c trail mix
S: 2 sl ezekiel toast with 2 tbsp pb, dried apricots, prunes, raisins sandwiched between
Looking at my meals I am realizing I eat so many nuts and repeat the same things over and over! I need to try and diversify, but it is hard when I cook for myself. Any tips on battling fear foods at home? I always have an easier time when I order things in a restaurant because someone else prepared them so I don't think about it as much.
kbryson7: you're right, at the moment i'm giving my body exacly what it needs which is the healthiest thing possible, it's just that i'm still getting to eating chocolate and ice cream!! it's fun!
Breakfast: big bowl of porridge with milk and raisins and a pear, a large cold milk latte.
Snack: two fruit winders and a nature valley bar.
Lunch: two wholemeal pitta breads, both with 1 tbs of cream cheese and 3 baby tomatoes in each, a big banana.
Snack: a toasted sultana teacake with 1 tbs of nutella.
Dinner: a 200g jacket potato with two tbs of hummous, lots of raw vegetables and 1/3 avocado and one babybel cheese.
Pudding: a cornetto ice cream.
Snack: not sure yet... it needs to be about 200cals, maybe a chocoate moose and some almonds or another cornetto!!!!!
well done everyone :-)
okay. i had a bit of a wake up call today at my meeting with my doctors and parents. Ive been kidding myself that ive been eating enough to gain. so from here on its going to be amazing and increasing. tday was a good day (apart from the meeting)
breakfast: 2 slices of seeded toast, one with nutella and one with peanutbutter, milky tea
snack: large apple and a chocolate chip cookie dough poptart
lunch: spicy couscous with roasted veretables, toasted seeds and salad, 2 plums and a tracker nut and chocolate bar
snack:toasted bagel with butter, milky tea
snack: 3 reeces peanut butter cups, 2 more plums
dinner: prawn and vegetable stirfry with rice, olive oil and soy sauce
dessert: half a pint of chocolate fudge brownie icecream
snack: milky tea, chocolate leibniz biscuit and 2 satsumas
I'm up 1 pound this week!! i had my weigh-in today and yes it is still emotional for me to see I am gaining but my mom is reallly proud of me. I'm almost 95lbs now! sooo close! but then more to gain from there...
B: 2 packets instant oatmeal, 1c soymilk
S: Purefit bar
L: Sandwich (deli-flat, mozzarella, cheddar), carrots, 1c blueberries
S: PB bar, Apple
D: Large baked sweet potato, Salmon with oil
S: 1 pint frozen yogurt
Total: 3000 :D
B- mix of banana, 3/4c cherry yogurt, pb, mixed berries, a kiwi
S-1c milk, 1scoop choc. myoplex, 1/2c mixed nuts/seeds
L-turkey breast sandwich with sprouts on rye bread, 2c raw veggies with 1/2 avocado, large orange
S-serving riceworks chips, carrots
D-madarin chicken breast, sweet potato fries with mayo, steamed swiss chard with tomato, peas and red pepper, 1/2 an apple
todays nom noms<3
B: 8oz. vitamin d milk, 1 large cinnamon roll with vanilla icing, 2 pieces of double fiber bread, 1 jumbo fried egg, 2tsp butter
S: half of a king size snickers bar(mwuaha i stole it xD)
L: becks prime BP BLT, with their vanilla milkshake and 4oz. of their fries (it was cold, but still worth it!:D)
S: 1 original Klondike bar, half a large cinnamon roll with vanilla icing, 4oz. mixed nuts and 4oz. apple cider
D: 3cups mac&cheese, 2tsp butter, 2 pieces of double fiber bread, 8oz. orange juice
S: 1 jumbo cinnamon chip muffin from HEB and 8oz. vitamin d milk with a 5 second squirt of chocolate syrup <3 (no clue how much that is ;p)
My last day on weight gain!!!!!!
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats, 1 large Banana
Snack: 10 oz Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Yogurt, 1/2 cup Fruit & Nut Granola
Lunch: 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread, 3 tbsp Almond Butter, 1 Apple, 1/4 cup Walnuts
Snack: Chocolate Chip Protein Bar
Dinner: huge Salad w/ Edamame, Carrots, Peppers, Chicken, and Almonds, 1 slice Whole Grain Bread
Dessert: 8 oz Frozen Yogurt, 1/4 cup Strawberries
Snack: 1/2 cup Almonds
I'm moving into maintenance now! Good luck to everyone on gaining! I couldn't have done it without all of your inspiring eats! :)
congratulations!!!:D :D :D :D good luck! *cheer/clap/woohoo*
Super hard day today. I weighed myself and am currently 94.4 lbs. This is the heaviest I've been in a long, long time and my ED is beating me up for being here. Also, I just heard that our family friends daughter passed away suddenly...Still had my meals though.
B: maple raisin nut muesli (x2) with 1cup vanilla soymilk, a sliced banana, cinnamon raisins and coconut.
S: a fresh plum and mixed maple roasted nuts
L: lentil cake with a pineapple chutney; a baked sweet potato and roasted carrots and parsnips. (brought leftovers to work - it cut down on some of today's planning.)
S: organic french vanilla yogurt with apple compote and flax seeds.
D: black bean patties served with balsamic tomato salad and a saffron and cauliflower risotto. 1cup vanilla soymilk.
S: maybe dark chocolate cocoa and yogurt covered raisins. I haven't had it yet, but I just want to finish the day!
B: C plain yogurt with 1/2 C muesli, 1/4 C almonds. grated apple
L: black bean burger between 2 sk whole grain bread w/ cheddar cheese, avocado, C grapes
S: trail mix, C orange juice
D: C ww pasta with tofu "meat" sauce, roasted cauliflower, parmesan cheese; cottage cheese w/ trail mix
S: 2 sl whole grain bread w/ peanut butter, dried apricots, prunes, raisins btwn
Such a food baby today; I think it may be twins Totally worth it though! After a (very) bad week, yesterdays eats;
Very Large Flat White Coffee
Greek Yoghurt with BEAR Cherry Nibbles and dried raisins left in overnight, mixed with chunks of apple and a bag of grapes
Lots and Lots of Tea during lectures
Fish Pie and a Fanta (Love hot lunches on a cold day)
Sweet Chilli Crisps + 1/2 Bottle of Champagne!
Lamb Burger with Spicy Apricot and Red Pepper Couscous, two ratatouille stuffed roast portobello mushrooms, topped with breadcrumbs and grated cheddar + A large dressed salad (spinach, red pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, lambs lettuce)
Large bowl of Strawberry Trifle
Hot Chocolate and a slice of bread with Honey.
Total; I didn't count!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time in.........ever? Pretty sure this met requirements though ; ) Good Times... Now, what to have for lunch today?