I can't seem to get enough calories to make proper gains. I'm 6 foot tall and about 165 lbs. I've gotten stronger over the years, but my weight has remained largely unchanged and I feel I could have gotten a lot stronger had I been able to increase my food intake. According to different resources I should be getting some 2500-3000 calories per day considering my activity level which is 4-6 CrossFit and lifting sessions per week.
The basic problem is that I simply can't eat the required about of calories without feeling sick to my stomach. On days where I manage 3000 calories I feel stuffed and I find it hard to train when I'm that full. Also, having a full time job I find it hard to even find the time to eat the food in the first place let alone prepare it. I try to focus on rather calorie dense foods. I eat a lot of nuts, avocados etc. I usually add a home made shake which has about 800 calories. But it keeps me stuffed for 5-6 hours.
I've read articles about body builders who consume up to 10000 calories per day! I simply can't understand how you can take in all that food.
I'm not asking for a diet plan here. Was just wondering if anyone have had the same issues and what they did about it? You're comments are appreciated.