CALORIES

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    Sep 13, 2014 7:57 AM GMT
    Does anyone have any recommendations for foods or snacks that have a good amount of calories that are also healthy for someone trying to gain weight and strength in the gym?

    Preferably something quick and easy for being on the go with school.
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    Sep 13, 2014 8:23 AM GMT
    Mixed nuts and seeds...high in calories, protein, good fats, and they're easy to carry around as a snack.

    Pro tip: Buy each type of nut and seed separately and make your own mix. Add raisins and/or dried cranberries if you like your nuts juicy. Pun intended. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 13, 2014 8:44 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidMixed nuts and seeds...high in calories, protein, good fats, and they're easy to carry around as a snack.

    Pro tip: Buy each type of nut and seed separately and make your own mix. Add raisins and/or dried cranberries if you like your nuts juicy. Pun intended. icon_biggrin.gif


    Haha! Nice! And thank you, can't believe I didn't think about doing this, probably didn't even need to post a forum.
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    Sep 13, 2014 1:45 PM GMT
    I also favor hummus, which has a lot of protein. And at costco, you can buy mediterranean patties, which are essentially vegetarian, healthier falafels which are also full of protein, light, and healthy.

    Also, if you're really into it, kale chips.
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    Sep 13, 2014 2:14 PM GMT
    To add to what Paul said, natural peanut butter and other nut butters are very good calorie dense foods. Just make sure you get the 'natural' varieties without added sugar etc., and watch the sodium levels on some of them.
  • biathlete01

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    Sep 13, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    Oatmeal is clean carbs. Add a cup of dry oatmeal to your protein smoothie. If you are really wanting to bulk, add to every meal, but you are going to fill stuffed all the time.
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    Sep 13, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    If you want something really fast to consume, calorie dense, healthy, with low glycemic index, low fructose... I would tell you to consume fine açaí. 250Kcal in 100g of frozen puree. You can as well use frozen coconut meat/pulp. 350Kcal in 100g. Both fine açaí and coconut pulp are very easy to blend and you can easily add more pulps, oatmeal bran, chia, etc to reach insane calories in a low volume of liquid which you can easily drink on the go.

    Unfortunately you don't have fine açaí in US and the very few companies that import açaí from Brazil only import the gross and medium types which have a lot less fat and calories. I guess the fine açaí wouldn't work well with the weight-loss scam surrounding açaí marketing there in US.
  • Trontastic

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    Sep 13, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    Actually, on this topic. What if you're a person who's EXTREMELY absent minded about eating at designated times? Is there a good way to help someone remember or force themselves to eat?
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    Sep 13, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    Trontastic saidActually, on this topic. What if you're a person who's EXTREMELY absent minded about eating at designated times? Is there a good way to help someone remember or force themselves to eat?


    What I plan on doing is just snacking when ever I can through out the day and make dinner my formal big meal, and a light breakfast sometimes cause I am bad about eating breakfast in the morning
  • mybud

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    Sep 14, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    Beef jerky....done