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I'm looking to put on about 15 to 20 pounds over the next couple of months. Basically, I need to eat more. I'm in college, and i've already decided to get up early and eat a big breakfast before class, but for snacking between classes, I was looking for some other options.

Protein bars are obvious, but i was wondering if Oberto Turkey Jerky was good. It has a lot of sodium, but almost no fat (.5g) , few carbs (7g) and 12g of protein per serving. A packet is about 4 servings and has a total of 320 calories.

I'm already supplementing my diet with fish oil and a multi-vitamin.


If you're looking to put on that type of weight don't avoid carbs. In fact, I'd say it would be almost impossible without. Look for good carbs--less processed--but don't be afraid to eat them.
With that in mind there are plenty of options. The old stand-by peanut butter sandwich is a great snack. Add some honey. Drink 2% to whole milk and eat plenty of good nuts with your jerky.


John Berardi and Lonnie Lowery are the names your looking for:






Great advice by sasquatch! Sounds almost exactly what I did (long ago)when I was trying to bulk.


I'm slightly lactose intolerant, so I generally avoid whole milk. Should I go for something like N-Large 2 for weight gain? I've had pretty decent success with it in the past, putting on about 10-15 pounds of mainly muscle in a month and a half.

Or should i just go with a more reasonable protein powder (carbohydrates/calories wise) like Grow! or something else?

I also was allergic to peanuts when i was a little kid, so i'm wary of peanut butter. I try to eat at least six times a day, but on my college meal plan i'm only allowed to eat three times a day in the cafeteria, so it's not as easy as i'd like it to be.