I play college football and am currently engulfed in spring practices. I never usually have this problem, but recently having changed to a much healthier diet I am having an awful time keeping weight on. I started out 2 weeks ago (when practices began) at a strong and lean 233 pounds. As of this morning, I am 225 pounds. This is disturbing as I am fighting for a spot on the depth chart as an inside LB.
My question for you guys is what foods/supplements in my diet could I put emphasis on or add that may help stave off this rapid breakdown of what I spent the last 2 months building up…
Our team lifts 3 days/wk total body workouts. I receive 1 training table meal per day from the team, but this unfortunately is served buffet style and includes nothing but glorified cafeteria food. We practice 3 days/wk on the days we do not lift and get sundays off.
I have no car, and can get to a grocery store MAYBE every 2 weeks (we’re in a somewhat remote location). My class schedule destroys any semblance of free time that could be used for cooking (I am a biology major and have class from 8am-8pm with breaks for practices, meetings, lifts, and cafeteria meals).
What foods could I stock up on that would help me maintain (and possibly gain back) my weight? They need to be nutrient dense (obviously), easily stored (fridge or shelved, my freezer is ridiculously tiny), relatively non-perishable, and require little/no prep time.
Please help, I cannot spend another year as a special teams backup!