I have trouble getting bigger because my schedule during the day makes it very difficult to eat enough calories. I need to come up with a plan that involves clean, healthy food that is high-calorie, quick to eat, easy to digest. I substitute teach during the day and take grad classes in the evenings. . .I want something I can eat that doesn’t distract the students I teach, or my fellow students in the classes I take. Cracking open a can of tuna, for example, would be very distracting.
Even on weekends, it isn’t practical for me to get my carbs from oatmeal, because it fills me up too fast. I eat a fair amount of bread and cereal just because it?s quick and easier, and doesn?t require as much chewing per calorie as a watermelon.
I think nuts are a lifesaver. . .high-calorie and easy and inconspicuous to eat and healthy. Raisins are as high-calorie as I can come up with carb-wise. Anyone have better suggestions? How badly high-glycemic / insulemic are raisins? Is anything better, that?s still calorically dense?
And how about protein? I don?t really wanna spend all my money on protein bars (I wouldn?t be able to afford many, trust me.) Filling Thermoses with protein powder and liquid egg whites works OK but is still a pain in the ass.
I?ve got an OK idea of how to train, but nutrition is the weak link that?s keeping me the size of a long-distance runner. Any suggestions?
(By the way, I?ve already read all the nutritional info in the FAQ. I generally try to eat along Berardi?s ?massive eating? guidelines.)