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Haagen Daz (or other) PWO

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 02, 2011 at 4:41 PM

First, the disclaimer: I don't consider myself a "hardgainer," so hopefully this question doesn't get thrown in that category and downvoted over and over. But, I do workout quite a bit and with the heat (and maybe lack of desire to eat as much meat when it is cooler out) am finding that I am having a hard time keeping my weight up (down to 171 but prefer 176-178). My question is what I can do PWO to help with this. I know Thomas S. would say Haagen Daz is an acceptable way to get in fat and carbs. I am eating a couple of sweet potatoes a day, but that's about all I want. I've been avoiding dairy but seem to tolerate it better PWO than at other times (have actually hit a small bowl of Haagen Daz PWO the last two days just to see how I respond). I'd like to be able to incorpoate some dairy and believe the more I avoid it, the more sensitive to it I become. I'm not really craving the sugar in the ice cream and can't say it's giving me any real jollies, just experimenting some. Thanks.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on July 03, 2011
at 07:12 AM

I'm starting to sound pretty fat here, but I love me some Ice Cream for breakfast!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 03, 2011
at 05:58 AM

Post workout is not much different, I should have been a bit more clear with the original post :) I hit it pretty hard post CF so it's eggs, meat, a mix of both the regular potato and sweet potato, definitely greens + veg, an iced coffee with whole milk, berries. If it was a particularly big workout I'll slice up banana and throw a big spoonful of almond butter on top for extra. Typically I snack on coconut while all this is going on. Good luck!

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on July 03, 2011
at 02:51 AM

@Thomas, you go on and on about how you couldn't maintain weight on paleo. That was only because you chose to limit your carbohydrate. Very simple. Many of us have no such issues. I have gained over 20 pounds on strict paleo. I eat a ton, and a lot of it is carbs. So, while your HD love is cute, don't make it out to be more than it is. Like others have said it's simply a mixture of fat and carbs.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on July 03, 2011
at 01:44 AM

You hit the nail on the head with the milk. That's never worked for me. Tried a little 1/2 GOMAD once for a couple of months. I gained weight (from 155 to 170) but felt terrible the whole time. I'm glad I did it now but those were two tough months. Chocolate is an interesting suggestion. How much? Add along with the PWO meal?

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on July 03, 2011
at 01:42 AM

100% correct. My PWO meal is cold meat of some sort with cold sweet potatoes cooked the day before. I might try some cottage cheese before bed but am more interested in PWO right now, which for me is 8 a.m. Thanks for the good ideas.

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on July 03, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Thanks for all of the responses so far. I'm going to tinker with some of the forms of dairy mentioned (slowly) and see how it works out for me. Might just stick with the ice cream and see where that takes me. I workout at 6 a.m. so ice cream for b'fast will get a second look from the co-workers. Won't be the first time. baconbitch, so far, I've just had a small bowl each day to see if I could tolerate it. TMI- some gassed that passed (no pun).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 02, 2011
at 11:52 PM

No negatives from good quality ice-cream like HD.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on July 02, 2011
at 09:41 PM

1 and 2 have barely any protein, probably wanna add some whey or something.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on July 02, 2011
at 09:40 PM

You could have gotten it back up with any mixture of fat and carbs without the negatives of ice cream.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 02, 2011
at 09:36 PM

I lost too much weight when I was doing the LC Paleo. I quickly got it back eating a quart of HD a day.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on July 02, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I'd start working out if it meant an excuse to eat ice cream after!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 02, 2011
at 05:16 PM

You mentioned you've tried it for a couple of days. How did You respond? I'm also curious about the results it produces. Will have to wait for Thomas...

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 02, 2011
at 09:33 PM

Look, so what you want is some calories that are easy to eat..rather than trying to chomp on a bunch of meat and even potatoes. My suggestion PWO is:

1) Chocolate (spikes the insulin)

2) Haagen-Dazs

3) If you are worried about the sugar in 1 and 2 then start guzzling the milk PWO. Only problem is that if it has been some time since you've had milk, you need to start off slow and build up quantity over a period of two weeks or so. The chocolate and HD do not pose this problem.

Especially the HD will get you back up to where you want to be in no time.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on July 03, 2011
at 01:44 AM

You hit the nail on the head with the milk. That's never worked for me. Tried a little 1/2 GOMAD once for a couple of months. I gained weight (from 155 to 170) but felt terrible the whole time. I'm glad I did it now but those were two tough months. Chocolate is an interesting suggestion. How much? Add along with the PWO meal?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 02, 2011
at 09:41 PM

1 and 2 have barely any protein, probably wanna add some whey or something.

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on July 03, 2011
at 12:49 AM

Banana, slice in half, spread with almond butter (or similar), slice of cheese, coconut, stick back together and eat. Another option, banana, ham and cheese. Both would be good in warmer weather plus high potassium of bananas should be good post workout. Boiled eggs (as suggested by others) can be thrown in the mix as well. For increasing dairy, what about yoghurt? In Australia (South Australia at least) we have some good biodynamic organic options that go well with berries and coconut. If you take protein powder add that to yoghurt and berries.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on July 02, 2011
at 05:43 PM

I don't see how a couple cups of ice cream are going to make you gain 5lbs of the type of weight you probably want. Unless you are starving yourself.

Your better off with milk if anything.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on July 02, 2011
at 09:40 PM

You could have gotten it back up with any mixture of fat and carbs without the negatives of ice cream.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 03, 2011
at 02:51 AM

@Thomas, you go on and on about how you couldn't maintain weight on paleo. That was only because you chose to limit your carbohydrate. Very simple. Many of us have no such issues. I have gained over 20 pounds on strict paleo. I eat a ton, and a lot of it is carbs. So, while your HD love is cute, don't make it out to be more than it is. Like others have said it's simply a mixture of fat and carbs.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 02, 2011
at 11:52 PM

No negatives from good quality ice-cream like HD.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 02, 2011
at 09:36 PM

I lost too much weight when I was doing the LC Paleo. I quickly got it back eating a quart of HD a day.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 02, 2011
at 05:40 PM

It's hard to have an appetite when it's hot out - just kind of kills it. My fix for this is to prepare a bunch of basics and keep them in the fridge to amend for each meal. Searing steak, poaching chicken, roasting a duck, steaming or roasting all my potatoes - sweet and whatever seasonal variety I can find at the greenmarket. Hardboiled eggs. I use all this for snacks and for my meals - adding tomato, avocado, veggies, greens.. food that is ready to go is much more enticing than having to cook a meal when you're not feeling it. I keep my nuts, chocolate, coconut flakes in the freezer as well and will eat 'em cold. I workout quite a bit too and the nights before CF, about 30-mins before bed, will eat cottage cheese, have a banana, hardboiled egg, coconut. I get through my workouts better and except for one weird weight loss incident, have been holding strong.

072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

(3717)

on July 03, 2011
at 01:42 AM

100% correct. My PWO meal is cold meat of some sort with cold sweet potatoes cooked the day before. I might try some cottage cheese before bed but am more interested in PWO right now, which for me is 8 a.m. Thanks for the good ideas.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 03, 2011
at 05:58 AM

Post workout is not much different, I should have been a bit more clear with the original post :) I hit it pretty hard post CF so it's eggs, meat, a mix of both the regular potato and sweet potato, definitely greens + veg, an iced coffee with whole milk, berries. If it was a particularly big workout I'll slice up banana and throw a big spoonful of almond butter on top for extra. Typically I snack on coconut while all this is going on. Good luck!

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on July 02, 2011
at 05:14 PM

One cup of cottage cheese right before bed. Also try Whey in morning and post workout.

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