Six months ago I started a physically demanding job. Since starting the job, I’ve lost 15 lbs. The problem is that quite a bit of that lost mass is muscle. I wasn’t eating enough to maintain my physique.
I’d like to change my diet so I can start making some size and strength gains.
After noticing my huge weight loss, I increased my food intake. I was eating 3000 calories a day, and I now eat roughly 5500 calories a day. My increased food intake is just enough to maintain my current state.
Since adjusting my diet, I’ve stopped the weight loss and I feel a lot better. I’m still not making any gains in the gym, though. I’m currently very uncomfortable with the amount of food I’m eating. I hate eating at this point.
My current diet consists of mostly healthy solid foods. I’d love to add some shakes, but my stomach reacts badly to protein powder. I’m lactose-intolerant and I’m allergic to eggs.
I realize that I need to eat more. At this point, it seems that some sort of liquid meals are likely my best bet.