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M'kay. So, after some pretty dramatic, unnecessary weight loss (the reasons for which I'd rather not get into), I've lost my period. Fair enough. That's nothing unheard of. However, I really need to get back up to a healthy weight in order to regain my period and escape the comments about resembling the walking dead. >.> Eating more really isn't an option; I eat until I'm full and that's that. Eat more and I just feel bloated and ill. And there's only so many nuts a girl can eat! Someone (sorry, can't remember your username off the top of my head) suggested using oils to add calories without bulk. Would adding several tablespoons of canola oil (no flax oil available, sorry) to my smoothies/other food each day be a healthy way of doing this? Are there any possible harmful effects it will have? Besides weight gain, of course. That's the whole idea. ;D<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for any support!
 

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Just be careful about bad chloresterol, but besides that none that i can think of. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i have the saaaaame problem, my dear.<br><br>
and i too can't eat more coz im STUFFED . and coz i love healthy foods and they're all so big on bulk but low on calories.<br><br>
true, about the nuts. i eat a lot of PB though, regardless. and i made little changes like where i used to make hot cereal with boiling water i use rice milk or soy. things like avocadoes etc are obviously a goer. olive oil goes on almost annnnything.<br><br>
pasta packs a fair amount of calories in a tiny amount , too.<br><br>
um....<br><br>
thats pretty much all i know. but i hope someone on here helps you out! its frustrating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> its easy to add cals minus bulk if you stock up on the sugar etc but id rather not do that and im thinking perhaps you'd rather not either<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
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I eat lots of olive oil <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"> its good on most veggies, pasta's etc.<br><br><br><br>
Not to mention it is just plain tasty I also eat olives as a snack.<br><br>
I know what you mean about not eating more not being an option, I eat when I am hungry and when I am not I do not eat and that is that but the olive oil is a healthy oil, tastes good and a little bit goes a long way in the way of calories.
 

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If you can't get flax oil, how about flax seeds? The milled kind are best, but if you can only get whole, you can grind them up with a mortar and pestle. (they do need to be milled for your body to absorb them properly).<br><br>
I think this would be a much tastier and healthier addition to your smoothies than canola oil! And a great source of Omega-3.<br><br><br><br>
The other suggestions are great too. Avacado, nuts and nut butters, olive oil, olives, maybe some dark chocolate here and there.
 

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hmm...i dont think so.Also try eating peanut butter,thats very fattening<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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You can also get ground flax seeds and put them in your pancakes,milkshakes or pretty much anything,i dont think they ahve much of a taste but they are nutritous and have a bit of fat.
 

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Thanks for all the input, everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I do grind flaxseeds for my smoothies and baked goods, already- usually 1 1/2 to 2 tbsps each day, which I believe is the upper end of the recommendation? I actually use a coffee grinder to beat 'em up, but the end result is the same. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Nuts and nut butters I have pretty much covered, as well. Unfortunately I really can't stand either olives or avocadoes, at least on their own. (Blegh.) I'm just looking for a temporary solution to bump things up a notch in addition to the things I'm already trying. :/
 

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Adding more vegetable oils to your meals sounds like a very good idea. I might also recommend coconut milk if you're doing this in the short term(not coconut water which is also sometimes called coconut milk.. it's different and quite low in calories). Real coconut milk is packed with calories and tastiness. A cup of it is something like 500 calories.<br><br><br><br>
Though one point of warning.. even though it's a plant product, most of those calories come from saturated fat. Replacing whatever milk you use in your smoothies with coconut milk would probably work like a charm though.
 
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