I'm beginning a several month long quest to gain more weight. I'd like to compete soon but I dont think I have the mass I'd like to in specific regions as of yet. (I welcome any advice in my RMP thread, btw)
I, however, am afflicted by an ailment: Broke-itis.
I've been struggling with this disease most of my life, which makes gaining weight fairly difficult when you need consume 4000+ calories on the daily.
So my question is this, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap, caloric dense foods?
I'm marginally concerned about macros, but how processed, what kind of preservatives, etc, not so much. I realize the benefit of certain choices over others, yet we must pick our battles. For example, despite having a much better fatty acid make-up, I think grass-fed beef is off the menu for me and most in my price range, (think <50 per week if Im lucky, not counting whey protein and some low-grade fish oil which I refuse to do without.)
Now this is not to say I'm unfamiliar with gaining weight, or losing it for that matter, I'm simply wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Bear in mind things like eggs, milk, peanut butter are healthy staples but even those get expensive when you are downing 1/2 gal of milk or 10+ eggs every day.
Honorable mention goes to Kroger's brand Mac&Cheese. Family pack for $6. 12 boxes of around 1000-1200 calories each! Over 2000 calories for a dollar! I dare someone to one up that.