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Looking for Food Suggestions


#1

Hey all, I'm trying to figure out how to get 3500 good calories in a day. I'm shooting for 40-30-30 split. That is about 350 grams of protein and I'd prefer only two scoops of Grow! a day.

If anyone has some meal plans they have followed to get close to this would be a huge help. I'll figure out the carb and fat details once I am close to my total cals for the day. I seem to have trouble getting even 2500.

So far I am thinking either oat meal or a bagel and protein for breakfast, Cottage cheese and fruit w/ Grow! for a snack, 10oz of chicken for lunch, a Grow! bar for snack, 10oz of meat for supper and two cans of tuna for my last meal.

It seems like alot of food to me. I'd appreciate anyones input.

Todd


#2

Are you eating eight times a day? Eat eight times a day. If you still aren't getting what you're looking for, increase the serving sizes of what you are already eating. Add Grow! with your meals.


#3

Healthy fats are an easy and great way to add K/cals fast./ Fat has 9 compared to 4 K/cals of pro and carbs.

Nuts, fatty fish, flax, olives and olive oil avacadoes, eggs, meat, etc..

I saw no real mention of fats so,
Hope that helps.
Phill


#4

If you are looking for calories, I know it may "seem" like a lot of food, but simply chow down.

Double your oatmeal intake, and make sure to throw on a scoop or two of Grow!

Have a pound of hamburger for dinner.

Eat a tub of cottage cheese before bed, again with a scoop or two of Grow! Maybe add some olive oil and/or natural peanut butter.

Snack on some walnuts and almonds during the day.

You should have no trouble getting calories when you have a P+F meal, as fattier meats or fatty foods contain a lot of calories.

Although I didn't mention them, don't forget your fruits and veggies in there too.


#5

And natural peanut butter.