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Kevin Perry
08-12-2007, 02:53 PM
Can be daunting. Just upped intake to 3500-4000 calories a day...1000 over what I normally take in. And damn if I say thats a lot of calories to eat for a small guy.

Greg Everett
08-12-2007, 08:18 PM
eat tons of fat - nice and convenient forms like nut butters and coconut milk. much easier to get that high caloric intake without feeling like there's food stacked up to your throat all day.

Mark Joseph Limbaga
09-06-2007, 09:10 AM
Gregg,

Would adding about 1/2 lb peanuts and some yogurt be sufficient since they are b oth calorie-dense yet you don't feel so stuffed?

Greg Everett
09-06-2007, 10:23 AM
Yeah, but I'd use walnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts instead of peanuts.

Mike ODonnell
09-06-2007, 10:42 AM
drink olive oil...yep I said drink.

Mark Joseph Limbaga
09-06-2007, 11:49 AM
Yeah, but I'd use walnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts instead of peanuts.


Are those more calorie dense?

Greg Everett
09-06-2007, 11:52 AM
Macadamia nuts are, but the reason is that peanuts are not actually nuts--they're legumes--and as such carry with them all the potential problems thereof, similar to grains but typically to a lesser degree.

Mark Joseph Limbaga
09-06-2007, 12:04 PM
Macadamia nuts are, but the reason is that peanuts are not actually nuts--they're legumes--and as such carry with them all the potential problems thereof, similar to grains but typically to a lesser degree.

Fair enough. Sadly, almonds don't come cheap here. Hopefully cashews could be a better substitute.

Garrett Smith
09-06-2007, 12:37 PM
I'd suggest ramping up your calories in a slower, controlled manner...otherwise, your body will fight the change--much like starving oneself all of a sudden (ie. body temp drops, metabolism slows, etc.).

Mike ODonnell
09-06-2007, 12:38 PM
Yeah peanuts can lead to allergies and they are not a very clean legume....lots of toxis and issues associated with them (as you hear all those peanut butter recalls).

Also a side note...don't overdo the polyunsaturated fats, try to get more from monounsaturated (avacados, olive oil) or healthy saturated (like coconut oil and grass fed beef). Nuts in general tend to have more Omega 6 and less Omega 3s....so too much Omega 6 leads to inflammation which is not a good thing. If you do like nuts make sure you are getting your fish oil to help balance out the 3-6 ratio.

Here's an example of ones higher in Omega 6
Approximate EFA content in grams per 100 grams
Omega-3s (100g) (g) Omega-6s (100g) (g)
Walnuts 5.5 Walnuts 28
Hazelnuts trace Hazelnuts 4
Cashews trace Cashews 8
Almonds trace Almonds 10
Brazils trace Brazils 23