Original Post by dannyboy18:
I know I have posted this question a lot but I never got a really clear answer. I've been told to eat at least 2000 calories a day. I usually am full at around 700-1000 calories max. I'm confused on how to eat more calories if I'm full. I usually end up eating around 1400-1500 calories by force eating at least 400-500 calories every day. Sorry for the repose but Idk what to do. I am 18 yr. 194 pound male 5"10. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
If you're not hungry, but need more calories..drink them.
A glass of orange juice is good for around 80-100 calories depending on the glass.
If you like V8..I forget how many calories those are, but it's something.
A glass of milk, a protein shake.
A tablespoon or two of peanut butter-190 calories give or take
A fruit smoothie - calories will vary, but the ones from Jamba Juice are shockingly high.
There are ways to add calories even when you're not hungry, but of course you don't just want to eat a tub of ice cream..try to choose liquids that offer some vitamins or protein..something useful for your body.
I disagree. A smoothie from jamba juice can have as much as 100 g of sugar. I would never ever go to that place, even if the smoothies were free.
Same goes with juices, they just spike your blood sugar. If you need more calories, make a shake. Making your own smoothie with no added sugar and whole fruits (with fiber) is also a good option but will be much lower in calories. I make a shake with 2% milk, a banana, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 2 eggs, cinnamon, and flax seeds. It's a bit over 700 calories.
I have a hard time believing that you can be full at 700 calories. And you definitely want to be eating hundreds above your BMR, whatever that is.
Could you possibly be underestimating your calories. Full at 700 is difficult. In any event upping calories should not really be that tough. Up your intake of calorie richer foods. Full egg instead of egg white, avacardo, more lean meat in salad, nuts. etc. Add 100 grams of cashew nuts you have 575 calories. Be creative.
Try eating more often, instead of forcing yourself - little snacks throughout the day - peanut butter on toast is a good one. I'm assuming you're trying to bulk up and hitting the gym? Protein shakes and bars are really good too...keep it up - the results will come.
What would be a typical menu for you? What kind of things are you eating throughout a regular day? That may help us suggest areas where you can improve your calorie intake. Sometimes you can feel full from things that aren't really providing you with good nutrition, like diet sodas and such. If you give us a rundown of your typical day, that'd help to clarify.