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Increasing Calories !

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Created March 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM

What are some foods I can consume to increase the amount of calories I get in a day? I already know I can eat eggs, butter, coconut oil, avocado etc. What are other things that I wouldn't have thought of that I can eat?

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on March 22, 2012
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Dubious about copious amounts of steak. Liver, kidneys, gelatinous cuts like beef shin or ox cheek will do you more overall good. Most modern diets are way to low in gelatine and steak does little to help this. Also meats with bone - in give lovely minerals to the meal.

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on March 22, 2012
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do you digest nuts ok? very calorie-dense.

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on March 22, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Here's a great list of dense, yummy foods to help pack on the muscle:

Sweet Potaotoes, Avocado, Coconut Meat, Oil, Milk, Eggs, Grassfed Beef (fatty cuts), Bone Marrow, Whole Chicken, lamb and chicken legs, Butternut/Acorn squash, Grassfed Butter, Olive Oil, Bananas, Almonds/Almond Butter, MAcadamia Nuts, Walnuts, Wild Salmon, Pork Shoulder/Chops, Sardines, Full fat dairy,

Eat up and Good Luck!

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:37 PM

Beef fat, butter, cream. :)

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:17 PM

Carbs are great if you want easy to eat calories.
I don't do well on carbs at all but I do need a lot of calories so I eat the fattiest cuts of meat and even add lard. Fatty meat and lard are great for long lasting energy i you are doing physical work.
Fat makes me feel pretty uncomfortable if I really over-eat it though, which can be a good thing because at least I can't eat enough of it to make myself fat. Canned coconut milk is pretty good for calories if you can tolerate it. I think the additives that seem to be in all canned coconut milk, play me up, so I have stopped drinking it. (Be warned, even if the label doesn't state guar gum in some countries, that does not mean there is not guar gum in it). I might have a go at homemade.

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on March 22, 2012
at 06:14 AM

If you're eating butter (and I would assume other dairy), whole milk or heavy cream is a good option. It's basically nature's version of a protein shake - high calorie, high fat, easy to down in large quantities. It's especially excellent if you're lifting heavy and looking to bulk up.

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on March 22, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Pretty much everything is nice dunked in some olive oil and balsamic.

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on March 22, 2012
at 11:17 PM

If you're trying to add calories in a hurry, I've seen some pretty massively caloric (but healthy and nutritious) smoothies, starting off with a can of coconut milk. I know smoothies aren't super popular around here, but it's another way to infuse fat/calories, if you're having trouble eating enough calories.

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:15 PM

Have you thought about combining the foods? I was putting generous helpings of butter, ghee, or red palm oil on whatever meat I was eating. During the winter this is much easier. As summer temperatures approach things melt quicker, so I shall have to be more careful. I've also done the dreaded saturated fat/sugar combination in the form of medjool dates, pastured butter, and flakes of pure chocolate. I cannot testify as to the long term consequences of such eating, but it did push me up to the top end of my weight range and tended to keep me more hungry throughout the day- so I tended to eat more as a consequence. I was more than a little worried though, about my teeth, and will always worry about insulin spikes, no matter what the professionals tell me. But man, that stuff tastes good!

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on March 22, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Anything fatty, since fat has about 9 calories per gram and protein and carbs have about 4.

Coconut butter is great; It's way better than coconut oil or other nut butters. Also you should eat copious amounts of good quality steak. The protein will help you build muscles and the fat is good for calories.

If you just care about calories you should eat more fat and eat more often. Try snacking on nuts in between meals.

Can I ask why you are looking for more calories? It's not the typical request here. If you have a specific goal in mind I'm sure people could give you more targeted advice.

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on March 22, 2012
at 08:00 AM

Dubious about copious amounts of steak. Liver, kidneys, gelatinous cuts like beef shin or ox cheek will do you more overall good. Most modern diets are way to low in gelatine and steak does little to help this. Also meats with bone - in give lovely minerals to the meal.

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