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High calorie paleo foods?

by 578 · September 18, 2012 5:18 AM

Skinny dude trying to gain some weight, atleast 5 to 10 pounds. I need a list of high calorie paleo foods. So far i've been eating lots of fish, beef, chicken and eggs drenched in butter along with lots of different types of starches. Anything else? I don't like fruit that much and i'm careful with nuts and seeds cause of the omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. I also don't do well with dairy. No processed foods like coconut milk either. Suggestions?

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338 · September 18, 2012 3:56 AM

If your looking to gain weight you need more carbohydrates. If I'm trying to lose weight I eat the things you are (minus the starch). Add more carbs and lift heavy objects. I briefly touched on this in my last blog post, but if you just try to eat more, you may just end up with more energy you want to burn. Why we gain weight has a lot to do with hormonal signals in the body rather than just calories-in/calories-out diet approaches.

Make sure you have a clear reason of why you want to get big. If it's just for looks, you should consider looking at the health repercussions of getting bigger first.

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4956 · September 18, 2012 3:23 AM

Nuts and nut butters are very calorically dense. I would approach it from the exercise perspective, if you pick up a lot of heavy stuff and eat the things you mentioned, your body will adapt.

Gotta lift big to get big!

-Matt PhysiqueRescue.com

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292 · September 18, 2012 5:18 AM

Yeah, you gotta add carbs. Your diet right now is just asking to lose weight (high fat, low carb). Just add carbs slow, with things like potatoes and sweet potatoes while lifting heavy 3x a week or less. Eat your carbs post workout and at night, and throw in intermittent fasting to stay lean (see also: www.leangains.com). That's where it's at for lean muscle building. Can also refer to the 70's big website; they aren't as "lean" there, although IMHO they have the ideal bodies...but I digress.

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1126 · September 18, 2012 5:11 AM

Mashed sweet potatoes before you go to bed. I swear I woke up 5 pounds heavier after munching out on those one night!

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9387 · September 18, 2012 3:41 AM

Peel organic potatoes, grate with a blender, fry in grass fed tallow until golden brown and add sea salt. I'd think you'd be able to put down a lot of calories that way without getting bored.

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20762 · September 18, 2012 3:41 AM

It's not hard to put down a bunch of calories and be 100% paleo compliant. Here's a screen shot I post here a lot. I normally don't weigh, measure, or count my food. But one day I did just to see what I eat. This is typical for me, not a special case, but I have no issues getting 5,000 cals a day.

https://sites.google.com/site/themikelinks/figures/sample-food

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