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mdiggitydawg
03-28-2006, 07:23 AM
I'm looking to add another 500 calories or so to my diet. Any ideas of what I could eat to get those last calories? Btw, no eggs.

cmc0108
03-28-2006, 07:57 AM
just add another meal to your diet.

blood vs. water
03-28-2006, 07:58 AM
whole foods > weight gainers

Wolfga
03-28-2006, 08:07 AM
Whole foods are definitely better. A quick 500 cal. meal is med. chicken breast -- about 280 calories, and one cup of oatmeal -- about 300 calories. Bam, bam bam BAM!! 580 Calories!!

mdiggitydawg
03-28-2006, 08:12 AM
Whole foods are definitely better. A quick 500 cal. meal is med. chicken breast -- about 280 calories, and one cup of oatmeal -- about 300 calories. Bam, bam bam BAM!! 580 Calories!!

What do you consider a medium sized chicken breast? 7 ounces?

mdiggitydawg
03-28-2006, 08:13 AM
just add another meal to your diet.

I know, I was just asking for ideas of what that should be.

Wolfga
03-28-2006, 08:39 AM
What do you consider a medium sized chicken breast? 7 ounces?

Yup... 6-7 ounces.

Strong_Matt
03-28-2006, 08:50 AM
I'm looking to add another 500 calories or so to my diet. Any ideas of what I could eat to get those last calories? Btw, no eggs.


if you seriously cant eat more food then get a weight gainer

prolab n-large that ive got is 600cals per serving (4 scoops) + milk about 750 -800 cals in a shake
and i can eat more :D

they arent the be all end all but theyll make consumin more alot easier.

whole foods > weight gainer / MRPs (which are good too) :)

blood vs. water
03-28-2006, 08:53 AM
if you seriously cant eat more food then get a weight gainer

prolab n-large that ive got is 600cals per serving (4 scoops) + milk about 750 -800 cals in a shake
and i can eat more :D

they arent the be all end all but theyll make consumin more alot easier.

whole foods > weight gainer / MRPs (which are good too) :)

isn't n-large loaded with sugar?

Strong_Matt
03-28-2006, 08:56 AM
isn't n-large loaded with sugar?

maltodextrin

protein per 100g - 34.2g
carbohydrates per 100g - 56.5g
of which sugars - 18.4g
fat per 100g - 3.9g

GSP
03-28-2006, 08:59 AM
maltodextrin

protein per 100g - 34.2g
carbohydrates per 100g - 56.5g
of which sugars - 18.4g
fat per 100g - 3.9g

yeah, but maltodextrin is as good as pure sugar to the body. It's bonds are very weak and it breaks down extremely quickly in the body, it's very similar to table sugar in that regard.

Strong_Matt
03-28-2006, 09:03 AM
yeah, but maltodextrin is as good as pure sugar to the body. It's bonds are very weak and it breaks down extremely quickly in the body, it's very similar to table sugar in that regard.

i think in laymans terms its a semi-complex carb.

They have the same general formula as carbohydrates but are of shorter chain length. <---- says wiki

Alex_Kap
03-28-2006, 09:13 AM
They have the same general formula as carbohydrates but are of shorter chain length. <---- says wiki

i believe thats tru, but it still lead to a large insulin spike, just like that of dextrose, which essential ruins the point of using it as a complex carb. Personally I have used dex/malto with whey for a weight gainer, but only pw, otherwise just like everyone add a meal or add calories to other meals

Strong_Matt
03-28-2006, 09:18 AM
i believe thats tru, but it still lead to a large insulin spike, just like that of dextrose, which essential ruins the point of using it as a complex carb. Personally I have used dex/malto with whey for a weight gainer, but only pw, otherwise just like everyone add a meal or add calories to other meals


exactly, they advise use between meals and before bed and would be ideal PWO if you want.