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College student trying to gain weight with paleo and lifting

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Hi,

Im a college student, 21 years old, 1,75m long and weigh 54kg. I just started with paleo and I'm now in my second week of stronglifts program.

For morning I usually eat eggs with bacon, but I feel its incomplete. I need to add veggies or something else with it. Any suggestions?

I have trouble with my lunch, since my school only sells bread food or fried foods. I honestly don't know whats in the salads. The supplier is sodexo. Any suggestions what I can bring from home?

For the evening I try to eat a lot though.

I'm also trying to drink lots of Full Milk to gain in weight.

Any tips would be much appreciated!

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on January 30, 2013
at 06:09 PM

Thanks, I just started cooking with coconut oil this week.

F1364f97998809f5ac7fcce48fad34c9

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on January 30, 2013
at 05:23 PM

I've heard about skipping lunch, but skipping breakfast and lunch sounds crazy though. I usually have school from 9/10 till 5. I cook my meal everyday in the evening.

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:38 PM

Read through my answer and comment responses on this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/175553/last-question-on-the-topic-of-my-bizarre-symptoms/175581#175581 .

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on January 30, 2013
at 04:32 PM

Fasting and meat and potatoes are your best friend. While at first it may be hard to skip breakfast and lunch it will be well worth it. The fasting will promote hgh in your body as well.

I usually eat 2 meals four hours apart on my work out days. One at 4 the other around 7 or 8. The first meal will be heavy in potatoes and meat. The second will generally be some fish and veggies. I find this works great for me and I never even think about having breakfast or lunch.

I'm not sure if you can cook your own meals at night, but if you can then you shouldn't contaminate your body with the stuff in your cafeteria. If you stuck with cafeteria food at night as well refer to this list

http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-214

for what veggies and fruit to get.

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on January 30, 2013
at 05:23 PM

I've heard about skipping lunch, but skipping breakfast and lunch sounds crazy though. I usually have school from 9/10 till 5. I cook my meal everyday in the evening.

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on January 30, 2013
at 05:51 PM

Drop the milk. You really want to try to be strict on the no grains, legumes, and dairy (except for the fat, which is awesome) thing because you will inevitably get hit with a hidden ingredient or two.

So here's the deal- you want to eat the cleanest foods possible there, and supplement with clean fats. Butter, red palm oil, coconut oil- bring the good fats to your meals, and take advantage of the lean meats and salad mainstream craze. If it's grilled chicken, it is going to kind of suck because it is industrial chicken, but in terms of added evil ingredients, well, they probably sprayed the grill with canola oil. Not bad when compared to some fried thing that they added soy protein to, and fried in canola oil.

Find the stuff they can't really fool with much, and then put a little good fat on it. I put about a teaspoon of red palm oil on my eggs and bacon. For lunch I usually have 4 tbsp of butter to add to whatever I am eating. I'm allergic to coconut oil, so I strike out there, but I have some MCT oil in my fridge that I remember to use every now and then.

If you eat eggs and bacon and think maybe you need something else with it, that probably means you need more eggs and bacon.

It won't be perfect, but it will be far better than just giving up.

Of course, this is assuming you don't have enough money to avoid the evil corporation's food entirely.

F1364f97998809f5ac7fcce48fad34c9

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on January 30, 2013
at 06:09 PM

Thanks, I just started cooking with coconut oil this week.

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on January 30, 2013
at 05:17 PM

Check out carbbackloading.com, you should eat your carbs at the end of the day. For breakfast you want good fats from either grass fed butter, MCT oil, and/or coconut oil. I am blogging about intermittent fasting with the use of high fat coffee here: bulletproofcoffee.wordpress.com

I would stay away from milk! Use coconut milk or even nut milk before you use pasteurized cow milk if you need it for protein shakes.

There are plenty of good paleo crockpot meals. If you make a big meal in the crockpot, which is very easy, you can take your left overs to school. The most important thing you can do is not eat that crap at school!

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