So I am stuck in Afghanistan for the next 10 months and set a goal to stun the wife when I come home. I am 6'0 and started out at a scrawny 165 currently up to 183 and want to get to 200. I'm required to keep my body fat below 20% as well so have to stay fairly lean, I am currently at 13% so an additional 5% should be fine. My problem is trying to eat a good high protein diet from the dining facility. Purchasing food is not an option at my location so I have to eat what is available. Food is similar to what you find at a typical collage cafeteria. Breakfast is fairly simple since there's almost always hard boiled eggs, turkey bacon/sausage, oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit and soy milk. Lunch and Dinner are more difficult.
There is a Main Line, Fast Food/Junk Food line and a Fruit/Salad Bar. The Main Line usually has one main meal choice (Steak, Pork loin, Chicken Breast, Spaghetti, Fish, Lasagna, Mexican or Stir Fry) and then all the corresponding sides. The Junk Food line I stay away for but it has hamburgers, French Fries and other quick to food cooked on a flat top. The Fruit/Salad bar has a variety of salads (macaroni, potato, cucumber, three bean) and then fresh lettuce/veggies to make your own there are usually apples and one other type of fresh fruit available as well.
I'm sure you get the point that there is a very limited selection and getting protein without a ton of Carbs is difficult. Most of the Carbs are of the white variety as well. Fruits and Veggies are pretty easy to get enough and I usually have 2 8.oz Soy Milk cartons with each meal. Any help is appreciated.