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Getting alot of calories from coconuts

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 04, 2013 at 12:45 AM

It's an easy way to get enough calories for weight gain. Is it bad to have a bunch of my calories coming from it even when I eat super nutritious foods like kale and maca powder and coconut water and liver

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on August 23, 2013
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on August 05, 2013
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You will gain weight with any foods so long as you are in-taking more energy than you are using. Rice is just a cheap way to do it.

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on August 05, 2013
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Is rice better than coconut for weight gain?

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on August 22, 2013
at 10:56 PM

Try sweet potatoes and nuts also for weight gain.

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on August 22, 2013
at 10:44 PM

I don't think eating a lot of coconut is going to be a problem. Coconut is a really nice product. Just some advice that comes to mind:

  • DON'T DO STUPID THINGS --- not everything that leads to weight gain is a good idea. It's the same as with weight loss. Some people do crazy things to lose weight, but not everything that reduces weight is a smart thing to do. I am just mentioning this as a general notion.
  • FAT OR MUSCLE? --- you should think about what you really want to gain: fat or muscle? It's ok to want to gain fat if your body fat percentage is really low. But unless you have very low body fat. gaining muscle will be the healthier option. And gaining muscle requires a different approach than gaining fat.
  • PALATABLE FOOD --- To gain fat you should look for things that allow you to increase your caloric consumption. These are usually palatable combinations of carbs and fat (and maybe salt) Whipped Cream (heavy), Yogurt, Fruits and Dark Chocolate is a very palatable combination.
  • EAT EARLY, EAT LATE --- Eat as early as possible and eat something before going to bed. This way you maximize your food intake. It's sort of the opposite of intermittent fasting.
  • DRINK YOUR CALORIES --- Drink some calories, because because fluids don't seem to inhibit appetite as much as solild food. A good idea would be bulletproof coffee or bulletproof tea (coffee/tea+butter+coconut oil; blended together). This can be extremely tasty and you can get a lot of calories this way. Of course, you can also drink heavy cream, but I find the bulletproof tea much more appealing.

Good luck with your project.

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on August 22, 2013
at 10:29 PM

BTW - to comment on the OP's post - I've been eating LOTS of coconut cream lately. It started with shakes and now I sometimes just sip it from the half-can left in the fridge. Also drizzling many of my dishes with coconut oil. Makes me feel good, whether that be a placebo effect or something more. And yummy... I'm starting to wonder if I'm overdoing it. I might be getting 15% or more of my calories from coconut fat. On some days that might jump to 30% or more. Too much?

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on August 22, 2013
at 10:29 PM

Why can't I seem to comment on posts? Am I missing something glaringly obvious or is this a bug?

Anyway, to comment on cavemanjoe's post - excessive carbohydrates can lead to cardiovascular problems and clogged arteries, especially when following an otherwise paleo diet. Not exactly proven but there's plenty in what I've been reading to convince me.

I eat rice regularly but only in very small quantities as a side to a meal otherwise low in starches and sugars. I'm not low carb FYI, just be careful mixing in lots of starches.

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on August 23, 2013
at 02:25 AM

You need at least 50 reputation to comment (http://paleohacks.com/faq#axzz2ckRv6279). I've heard many people remark that this is counterproductive, but I think it's the default for the stackexchange engine.

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on August 04, 2013
at 05:28 AM

Probably not, but what's stopping you from doing rice or any other number of foods for easy/budget-friendly weight gain?

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on August 05, 2013
at 12:32 AM

Is rice better than coconut for weight gain?

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on August 05, 2013
at 10:51 PM

You will gain weight with any foods so long as you are in-taking more energy than you are using. Rice is just a cheap way to do it.

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