To preface I have been at about the same weight for 2 weeks now (210 lbs) on 4-5000 calories a day (whether I train that day or not the calories vary slightly). So I am rather sure my Calorie expenditure is actually that high; I walk 10-15 miles 5 days a week for work, as well as train 4 days a week for around 90 minutes.
I have basically been trying to cut out foods that bother me. So far, dairy and gluten are the most obvious offenders.
I use oatmeal to bulk (blend 2 cups with almond milk/olive oil for a 6-700 calorie shake), BUT I have had to stop buying gluten free oats because I was spending $10-15 a day just to get enough of them.
I also eat 1.5-2lbs of either chicken breast or thighs per day.
Feel MUCH better without dairy, allergies to cats even have improved as well as my sleep. (From 5 hours of average broken sleep to more restful 7-8 hours)
Since going back to regular oats, I have had the return of abdominal bloating and overall allergy symptoms. (Sinuses, eyes, cough, etc). So I know the best thing to do is avoid the oats again. I don’t know if regular oats are actually contaminated enough to cause me issues (I tested positive for slight gluten sensitivity years ago but have never followed a gluten free diet), or if oats being a grain are in general bad for most people who don’t agree with gluten.
I am wondering what is another CHEAP good source of carbs/calories that I can use to get the amount of calories I need? I cannot handle rice, corn or other grains unfortunately I am thinking beans mostly, I try to eat every 2-3 hours and do so for about 6 meals a day. Thanks ahead for any advice
I also try to avoid: potatoes, peanuts, tomatoes, rice, corn