|Weight Gain||Weight Gainers: What did YOU eat today?||Mar 28 2009
Breakfast: oats cooked in vanilla soymilk topped with granola, blueberries, banana and a few spoonfuls of dark choco peanut butter
Snack: Clif bar - white choco macadamia - freakin' delish! And an orange as well.
Lunch: Mashed avocado sandwich on WW with a sweet potato and cream cheese.
Snack: 2% Fage w/ granola, dried cherries and apricots sprinkled with cinnamon.
Dinner: Stir fry in olive oil - mushrooms, peppers, tuna steak and brown rice. Side of WW toast w/ almond butter.
Snack: Probably oatmeal or cereal w/ vanilla soymilk.
|Weight Gain||Weight Gainers: What did YOU eat today?||Mar 18 2009
Still eating...but today so far:
B: Oatmeal cooked in vanilla soymilk w/ brown sugar, banana, blueberries, honey and about a cup of granola on top w/ 2 TBSP almond butter. Scrambled eggs on the side & hot sauce (anyone else like hot sauce on their eggs?!) Haha! Oh how I love shoving 700+ calories into a breakfast...so satisfying ;)
S: Kashi Caramel Peanut Roll and a big ol' spoonful of PB right outta the jar...just the way I like it. Cup of soymilk too.
L: Turkey, swiss and mashed avocado on toast with an orange & almonds.
S: Apple Pie Larabar microwaved w/ peanut butter (weird sounding combo, I know...but try it...it's amazing) and another cup of soymilk.
S: (I usually have 2 snacks in between lunch/dinner) Apple w/ PB and dried cranberries wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.
D: Shrimp & penne in olive oil and basil cheese sauce with sauteed veggies on the side.
S: Haven't decided yet...any yummy ideas? I'm thinking yogurt with granola or ice cream...or both...ha!
Cole: That's what someone trying to LOSE weight would eat...sorry to bring you down...but you REALLY need to up your cals...a lot. I'd check the meal plans and/or recipes on the other forums to help you select better foods and calorie dense snacks. I usually try to have bars like Clif or Larabars along with my meals/snacks. They're hefty in cals for a snack if you add peanut butter or something alongside them. Also, add more PB & cheese to your meals...for example - you could always add extra cheese to your manicotti.
|Weight Gain||Gaining weigh-ins!!||Mar 16 2009
zebulancherry - how long have you been gaining? Just wondering, if you'd rather not share, I completely understand :)
...And congrats, that's awesome, I can't wait to get as far as you have.
|Weight Gain||High-Calorie Snack Bars||Mar 15 2009
I agree - Clif bars are AWESOME! As well as the Luna bars that the same company sells (although Luna bars are advertised for women, men can eat them too...obviously...ha!) Some of the Clif bars that I'd recommend are the Maple Nut, Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia. They don't really taste like 'protein' or 'nutrition' bars to me, but more like a candy bar or cookie, so I'm sure he'd enjoy them!
Also, if you have a Whole Foods near you, they have an ENTIRE wall with a slew of different bars! All of them are probably about 150-500 calories each and there's just so many to choose from! (There's also Odwalla bars there too!) It's amazing - I'd check it out if ya can! Trader Joe's also sells Clif & Larabars as well.
|Weight Gain||Need Advice||Mar 15 2009
She's right, and honestly, you NEED to face your fear of gaining weight or there will be consequences...I think we all know that. At first I was really hesitant about it, as a recovering anorexic (not saying that you're anorexic), I noticed my hair was thinning & my nails and skin were very dry. This prompted me to want change.
Think about it, would you rather be at a healthier weight with a little more curves, and a MUCH healthier body & immune system? Or would you rather be stuck in the rut you're in and risk dangerous health issues? Don't wait too long, make your decision, and seriously give it some thought. Have you talked to a doctor? Although there is some awesome advice on this board, especially from lalabanana, I've noticed. If you'd feel more comfortable getting a gaining meal plan from a nutritionist then that's what you need to do, and fast. Oh, and working out is probably the last thing you wanna worry about right now...ESPECIALLY cardio. Keep it to a bare minimum...or none at all.
|Weight Gain||Gaining weigh-ins!!||Mar 15 2009
Hi! Haven't posted on this board yet, but hey, let's get started!
I'm 5ft 3inches,
LW: 76 (Yikes, I know.)
GW: At least 110, I've got a ways to go, but I'm up for the challenge!
Tomorrow is my first weigh-in after 3 steady weeks at 2,500 calories. If the scale hasn't gone up, my cals will certainly be going up ASAP!
Summerlovin - I also have a deal of new clothes if I gain weight, good motivation, eh?
Good luck to everyone!
|Weight Gain||Ways to make Ensure taste 100x better!! =D||Mar 14 2009
Oh man...the days of Ensure...ugh! I used to pour it over my cereal. Or use it to make my oatmeal. I found I can't really handle it straight from the bottle.
If you're only on a bottle a day, I'd use it through various times throughout the day instead of chuggin' it down all at once. Example: in the morning you can use it in your cereal (the chocolate is pretty good with Cocoa Krispies...), at lunch, make a milkshake to have alongside your meal, same with dinner. Also, as someone said before me, you can make some hot chocolate out of it with your night time snack.
Have a good one. Hope this helps!
|Weight Gain||Nuts?||Mar 14 2009
Hey! I'm kinda new to this whole forum, but I hope I can help!
Just a little background info - I'm trying to gain weight and on most days I usually average out at about 2,500-3,000 calories. So if you're in that range as well, I suggest eating LOTS of nuts and nut butters, especially if you feel full really fast, as they give you a lot of calories for a little amount! I've been eating about 3-4 TBSP of peanut or some kind of nut butter per day for a while now, cause I'm not much into red meat either. Also, for a light, but calorie dense snack, I'll have some almonds & cheese (although you don't eat cheese, there's lots of other combos!)...
I'd say nuts really shouldn't be 'limited', because they are full of great healthy fats & lots of calories, which us weight gainers need! You can also sneak nuts into many recipes, like oatmeal & stir fry to add extra calories, especially since you don't eat red meats and cheese - which are sources of fats that a lot of weight gainers use. Hope this helps.