High Calorie Snacks

  • schadenfreude

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    Feb 22, 2016 3:27 PM GMT
    Hello everyone,

    Recently I've began working out at home as I have quite a hectic schedule, I've been using dumbbells for various exercises and alongside that I've started eating properly too but I'm not so sure if I'm meeting my calorie intake for the day for gaining a little weight. I've noticed some progress in the weights that I'm using but not so much visually, which is why I'm wondering if I'm not consuming enough. Meal wise I think I've got it sorted but it's in between that I think I'm having trouble.

    Snack wise through the day, I eat a lot of fruit, nuts and usually various wholegrain snacks with hummus. I also sometimes eat natural yoghurts with fruit/nuts. Basically I just wanted to see if there are any high calorie snacks that anyone could recommend that are still quite healthy and nutritious? Or any alternatives to what I'm already eating!

    I'm not looking to be very bulky, I'd like to stay slim, more of a swimmer's body (not sure if that affects the answer). Thanks!
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    Feb 22, 2016 8:14 PM GMT
    Based on your age and height, I would guess you have a hard time gaining weight. So fruits and nuts and dairy should be on your list. You could add cottage cheese and natural nut butters, peanut butter for example. You could probably even eat ice cream especially after a good workout. Try to allow 2-3 hours between meals. As you get older 25+ it might be easier for you to gain weight. Maybe you won't. Your genetics will determine that. In the meantime, enjoy.
  • schadenfreude

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    Feb 23, 2016 4:08 PM GMT
    Any recommendations on what to have with peanut butter? I'm a big fan so that's not much of a problem but other than bread I can't really think of much it goes with.

    Also I have another question related to IIFYM, I've read several different sites and they seem to contradict one another. Is it a matter of hitting your macros and not exceeding them, or is it ok to exceed the macros so long as you actually hit them?
  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Feb 23, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
    schadenfreude saidAny recommendations on what to have with peanut butter? I'm a big fan so that's not much of a problem but other than bread I can't really think of much it goes with.

    Celery!
    Also, make sure the bread you eat is whole grain. I use a food processor to make my pb. No additives, less expensive, quick and easy. Toasted whole wheat bread with home-ground peanut butter! Yum.
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    Feb 23, 2016 7:38 PM GMT
    schadenfreude said...

    With a name of schadenfreude I don't feel especially inclined to help the OP.   icon_twisted.gif

    Therefore my advice would be deep fried Twinkies. Also deep fried Oreos, peanut butter stuffed even. Freeze them, batter dip, then deep fry them. Recipes easily found via google. And of course deep fried in lard.
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    Feb 23, 2016 7:55 PM GMT
    schadenfreude saidAny recommendations on what to have with peanut butter? I'm a big fan so that's not much of a problem but other than bread I can't really think of much it goes with.

    Also I have another question related to IIFYM, I've read several different sites and they seem to contradict one another. Is it a matter of hitting your macros and not exceeding them, or is it ok to exceed the macros so long as you actually hit them?


    You can put peanut butter on anything, bread, fruit veggies fingers. Straight out the jar works too.

    You might want to start another forum for your IIFYM questions.
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    Feb 27, 2016 8:38 PM GMT
    You can add powdered peanut butter to smoothies too, just to add bulk. Do that with your yogurt and fruit. It would be pretty tasty. Also, can't gain weight? Screw you! (kidding, kidding...)
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    Mar 09, 2016 4:19 PM GMT
    milkshakes! not exactly health food, but someone with your frame and metabolism doesn't have to eat so restrictively. seems like you're trying to keep carbs low, which won't work if your goal is to thicken up a bit.
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    Mar 12, 2016 12:19 AM GMT
    Avocados, bananas, nuts, seeds, and berries. You can easily rack up 700+ calories in one snack with that stuff.
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    May 13, 2016 6:24 AM GMT
    CODY4U saidmilkshakes! not exactly health food, but someone with your frame and metabolism doesn't have to eat so restrictively. seems like you're trying to keep carbs low, which won't work if your goal is to thicken up a bit.


    Now I feel stupid for avoiding Whataburger.
  • UFJocknerd

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    Jun 05, 2016 12:42 AM GMT
    schadenfreude saidHello everyone,

    Recently I've began working out at home as I have quite a hectic schedule, I've been using dumbbells for various exercises and alongside that I've started eating properly too but I'm not so sure if I'm meeting my calorie intake for the day for gaining a little weight. I've noticed some progress in the weights that I'm using but not so much visually, which is why I'm wondering if I'm not consuming enough. Meal wise I think I've got it sorted but it's in between that I think I'm having trouble.

    Snack wise through the day, I eat a lot of fruit, nuts and usually various wholegrain snacks with hummus. I also sometimes eat natural yoghurts with fruit/nuts. Basically I just wanted to see if there are any high calorie snacks that anyone could recommend that are still quite healthy and nutritious? Or any alternatives to what I'm already eating!

    I'm not looking to be very bulky, I'd like to stay slim, more of a swimmer's body (not sure if that affects the answer). Thanks!


    If you can stomach it, you can blend entire meals and chug them. Chicken, broccoli, and rice can all go in the blender with milk, almond milk, and/or water. You can also premake them for work or school. That's an efficient way to get in food without resorting to unhealthy options, but there's almost no way to make it taste good.