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Hey all I would love some help to know what im ow on (ie. Carbs , protein) ect I am trying to gain weight and this is having my maintain , what foods should I be trying to add in for some weight gain?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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2 tbs oats<br><br>
200g yoghurt<br><br>
2 brazil nuts<br><br>
2 fruit<br><br><br><br>
MT:<br><br>
thick slice rye bread<br><br><br><br><br><br>
LUNCH:<br><br>
Large salad w flax oil<br><br>
100 g tofu<br><br>
small potato<br><br><br><br>
AT:<br><br>
30 g nuts<br><br>
1 apple<br><br><br><br>
DINNER:<br><br>
steam veggies<br><br>
small pumpkin<br><br>
75 g beans (1/2) cup<br><br><br><br>
SUPPER:<br><br>
1 choc cookies<br><br>
2 piece chocalte<br><br>
1 frozen yoghurt<br><br><br><br><br><br>
thank u <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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breakfast needs more oats.<br><br><br><br>
also, maybe try something different for supper. instead of chocolate or cookies, have frozen yogurt with granola or nut butter, maybe?<br><br><br><br>
smoothies are a great way of adding calories and you can add pretty much anything to them, so you might want to consider that.<br><br><br><br>
great job. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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BREAKFAST: 2 tbs oats is not a serving. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Even those little "instant oats" packages contain about 1/4 cup; a standard serving is 1/3-1/2 cup. If you're sprinkling them over the yogurt instead of cooking them as oatmeal, perhaps you could replace them with granola or cereal?<br><br><br><br>
MT: Looks good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You could have some fruit with it or a spread, if you liked, or add a piece of fruit. Add margarine or peanut butter to add cals.<br><br><br><br>
LUNCH: Looks good again! I'm assuming your "large salad" is more than just greens, with assorted veg as well as the tofu? For extra cals, you could add margarine to your baked potato, yum.<br><br><br><br>
AT: Awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> You could replace the apple with dried fruit (less volume per calorie) to increase cals.<br><br><br><br>
DINNER: Looks sort of small? And rather short on the grains, as you are throughout the day. If you rely on a baked potato for starch at lunch, perhaps you could have some rice, quinoa, bread, or whichever grain you prefer at dinner? Or you could go for a more "complete" dish like a vegetable/chickpea curry, chili, etc.<br><br><br><br>
SUPPER: Yum! You could add some fruit or granola for extra nutrition.<br><br><br><br>
I would be concerned whether you are getting enough calcium (and B12?).
 

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thanks for your replys i am trying today to add hummos or avo to my salad , yes my salad is really bog , mushrooms , bean shoots , tomato yer BIG , im kinda scared of grains and carbs ive read to much that there not good for you so i have to work on that , thanks guys !
 

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hey specialk my dear<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> good to hear about the effort. GB has a really good idea with the smoothie thing!!!!<br><br><br><br>
and keelin has great ideas too! i don't really need to add anything actually! eheh. just offering my support <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> xoxo
 

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What is the difference between supper and dinner?<br><br><br><br>
Or is it like LOTR and "second breakfast" and such?
 

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<div class="quote-block">B:<br><br>
2 tbs oats<br><br>
200g yoghurt<br><br>
2 brazil nuts<br><br>
2 fruit<br><br><br><br>
MT:<br><br>
thick slice rye bread<br><br><br><br>
I would add more fruit here, but you can do bread<br><br><br><br><br><br>
LUNCH:<br><br>
Large salad w flax oil<br><br>
100 g tofu<br><br>
small potato<br><br><br><br>
AT:<br><br>
30 g nuts<br><br>
1 apple<br><br><br><br>
DINNER:<br><br>
steam veggies<br><br>
small pumpkin<br><br>
75 g beans (1/2) cup<br><br><br><br>
SUPPER:<br><br>
1 choc cookies<br><br>
2 piece chocalte<br><br>
1 frozen yoghurt</div>
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IMHO -ditch the dairy and sweets, push fats toward the middle and end of day, double your proteins listed and push some weights. Once you ditch the yogurt for your morning meal either make that oatmeal a large bowl or make a huge green smoothie and add the oats into it.<br><br><br><br>
If you are maintaining with what is listed and need to gain, bump your calories. Weight lifting is a great way to gain mass....just be sure to feed!
 

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why eat fats near the end of the day??? thanks for the suport and replys and supper is just like dessert ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Keep in mind with your replies that SpecialK is fighting an eating disorder, here. *hugs* There's no reason to ditch sweets if they help meet your calorie allotment. Check with your doctor/treatment team before increasing exercise, because you don't want to overdo it. I wouldn't ditch the yogurt etc, either. It's a good source of calcium and a lovely food in the morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I can't see any particular reason to eat all of your fats at the end of the day. Perhaps SeaSiren could clarify, but until then I wouldn't change what you're doing in that respect.<br><br><br><br>
Also, green smoothies might not be your best shot, because they're craaaazy filling but fairly low in cals. Perhaps instead you could have a banana-peanut butter smoothie, or one with full-fat yogurt added? That tends to be a less-scary way to increase cals without adding bulk.<br><br><br><br>
Hang in there, girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yes well done! I'm in recovery too.<br><br><br><br>
Prehaps you could eat museli rather than oats, put peanut butter on the Rye, and have a portion of grains with your dinner. If you're funny about grains try quinoa, millet or lentils which are high in protein. Start adding little bit by little bit per day.<br><br><br><br>
I think its very important to include foods you enjoy eating in your diet if you are in recovery. Remind yourself that eating can be a really enjoyable experience. And remember that you are underweight and a chocolate cookie or two is going to be a good thing for you.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck chuck
 

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It is hard to increase calorie intake, isn't it? I know that I should be eating certain things, but if I get freaked out by small, high cal things, I don't know if you are the same.<br><br><br><br>
What about porridge with dried fruits in the morning? Although a lot of the suggestions above are great, so I don't know how much I need to add! I just wanted to say good luck!<br><br><br><br>
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wow thanks so much for the support! im going to try increasing my oats in the morning and im back on ensure plus , im trying avocado in my salad today too! thanks for writing back!
 
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