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how to increase my calorie intake?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I'm 18, female, 5 ft 5 and don't think i'm getting enough calories. I eat liver once or twice a week, but i struggle to eat fatty meat. Sometimes on a Sunday i'll have roast beef.. I hate all the other meats and I don't like bone broth. My typical day is something like this;

Breakfast:fruit smoothie or fruit with 3 scrambled eggs and tea and cod liver oil tablet

Snack:salt and peppered almonds and cashew nuts, fruit

Dinner:fresh tomato soup, mackerel and lots of veggies.

should I put some rice and milk in to get more calories from day to day? or should I really be aiming for more fat? any advice is appreciated :)

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on August 21, 2013
at 02:35 PM

I finally understand everything!

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on August 21, 2013
at 02:28 PM

This is fascinating. I hated milk as a kid but loved things like cheese (cheesecake), cream, yogurt etc. Never had any problems with it either and still don't. But I am 23, so I'll be interested to see if my reaction to dairy changes in the next few years. Definitely keeping this in mind.

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on August 21, 2013
at 02:13 PM

It's *likely*, but not certain, that you will lose some or all of your ability to digest lactose as you get older. You'll probably notice sometime around 24-30 years old. Most people who can digest lactose to begin with don't lose that ability 100%.

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:36 PM

thanks greymouser, i'll give them all a go :) just one more question, you said that because i'm still young, i can probably digest milk.. will the ability to do this decrease with time?

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:34 PM

If you are still hungry, then eat something....anything. Eat more fruit, eat some almonds, just eat. The bigger worry is when you aren't getting enough calories because you aren't hungry.

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:27 PM

I think i'm not getting enough calories because i'm still hungry after dinner and don't know what to have when i don't like fatty meat. I'll try the butter for sure :)

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on August 21, 2013
at 02:05 PM

Girl, you got to get comfortable eating.

I had to get realistic when i wanted to gain weight, I still self sabotage sometime by convincing my self am eating to much when I am actually deficient.

Gain or loss what ever your goal, you will stress your system a deprivation diet.

Paleo is an natural nourishing. If you want milk Drink deeply, if you don't want fatty meat go for lean, im soup is your jam get a ninja turtle thermos and have it for lunch and dinner with a 15min digestive siesta, like cashews munch a few with a good book before bed.

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on August 21, 2013
at 02:35 PM

I finally understand everything!

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:18 PM

Sure, both. Also, make sure to cook with fat such as butter, ghee, or coconut oil, as the food will absorb some of it. Why do you not think you are getting enough calories? Are you active? Are you below your ideal weight? Are you losing weight when you don't want to?

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:27 PM

I think i'm not getting enough calories because i'm still hungry after dinner and don't know what to have when i don't like fatty meat. I'll try the butter for sure :)

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 01:34 PM

If you are still hungry, then eat something....anything. Eat more fruit, eat some almonds, just eat. The bigger worry is when you aren't getting enough calories because you aren't hungry.

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on August 21, 2013
at 07:31 PM

Try consuming nut butters with bananas?

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:43 PM

Maybe try adding fat first for a couple of days and see if that takes care of your hunger. When trying to add fat, I tend to lean towards coconut oil or avocado in my smoothies. I go to the following site for ideas; you have to buy the book to get them all but I find I get enough info from the free ones to make up new concoctions.

http://primalsmoothies.com/tps/

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:42 PM

What about other sources of dairy, depending on tolerance and adherence to strict "paleo"? I agree it's best not to drink calories. Yogurt (greek, sheep, goat), hard cheese, cream. Avocados are great too, you can chop 'em on top of a salad or a dressing. My own personal favorite is to just eat it with a spoon.

Salmon and sardines are both fatty fish, and coincidentally go great with avocados. Butter is delicious, no question about that and most seafoods taste great with it: white fish, lobster, mussels etc. Even just increasing portion sizes a bit would help, provided you don't feel uncomfortably full afterwards either.

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on August 21, 2013
at 01:31 PM

It's not like rice is going to kill you, but there are more grain-free options for dense carbohydrates, if you'd like to try to stick to a little bit stricter paleo. Sweet potatoes, potatoes, (true) yams, squashes (winter and summer), taro, yuca / cassava, plantains, and even bananas and chestnuts - all great sources of dense carbohydrates that remain "paleo". However, do what works for you -- rice is indeed pretty cheap to acquire and prepare.

In my opinion, even though they fill you up, dense carbohydrates are going to be easier to eat a little bit extra of compared to excess fat. While I personally can down a few avocados like it's no one's business, I just can't easily chew and eat gristle (as you suggested above for fatty cuts of meat). I find fat that is evenly striated through meat is another story - quite easy to chew and delicious. :-)

Since you're still quite young, you can probably still digest milk. For weight loss or maintenance, I usually suggest people avoid drinking their food, since liquid food does not increase satiety like solid food does. However, when you want to eat more, liquid food's lower satiety may be a boon - so find a source of quality dairy, and give that a try, too.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on August 21, 2013
at 02:13 PM

It's *likely*, but not certain, that you will lose some or all of your ability to digest lactose as you get older. You'll probably notice sometime around 24-30 years old. Most people who can digest lactose to begin with don't lose that ability 100%.

50a12c595436b7620224676a2ae4acb9

(128)

on August 21, 2013
at 02:28 PM

This is fascinating. I hated milk as a kid but loved things like cheese (cheesecake), cream, yogurt etc. Never had any problems with it either and still don't. But I am 23, so I'll be interested to see if my reaction to dairy changes in the next few years. Definitely keeping this in mind.

E27370d7df312c5d2adec00ac1a9dde2

(5)

on August 21, 2013
at 01:36 PM

thanks greymouser, i'll give them all a go :) just one more question, you said that because i'm still young, i can probably digest milk.. will the ability to do this decrease with time?

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