I don't know if this is a common problem but I'm struggling to eat enough whole foods. I lift 3 times a week doing a ppl split and like everyone, I want to put some muscle. I'm trying to get 2700 calories a day but I'm struggling to get it down me! I've lost 25 lbs over the last few months with a calorie restricted diet and exercise but now I want to focus on building some muscle. I'm hitting my calories and macros but largely from shakes which I know isn't the best way but really can't force enough whole foods down! I have things like chicken and sweet potatoes most days but can't seem to eat enough of it!
Even unhealthy stuff like pizza is a struggle to finish off! I use protein powder, oats, bananas, peanut butter, Greek yogurt and oatbran along with Creatine and L Glutamine in my shakes so they aren't unhealthy as such but not the best way to get most of my calories! This wasn't a problem when losing weight but now I want a bit of an excess it's a bit of a concern! Even if I leave it till I'm really hungry I can't finish of a plate full of food! Anyone have any tips or advice?