I've recently been working to increase my calorie and carb intake due to several hypothyroid symptoms and because I just haven't been getting enough calories. The chart below is from today and was a heavy lifting day and this is me really pushing the calories. The coconut milk was an experiment and that much coconut milk apparently has side effects (several trips to the toilet).
What are some other tricks I can use to increase the calories? I was able to exceed my carb goal today but the calories remain an issue. I felt full pretty much all day.
I'm 6'4" and 185
Cmon dude "really pushing the calories." and your are around 2000, I'm 17 years old male, and eat around 2500 daily. Whey aren't people eating more? Everybody says they eat around 2000 kcal a day..?
There is a distressing tendency for people here to give advice without knowing anything about the problem being discussed. You save you have "several hypothyroid symptoms." What are these and have you had your thyroid checked? That would seem to be the first order of the day. As for not getting enough calories, what is the basis for believing that? Your BMI is 22.5 which is completely normal so I don't understand the concern.
Couple of questions:
How did you ear a chocolate bar with no sugar or cholesterol?
How did you eat half of a large egg?
Where did you get the ground beef info? 85% fat and only 34g of fat? I'd expect to to be closer to 60g.
On to my thoughts:
Your ratios look good. Although I would be concerned that 45% of your carbs come from sugars.
Throw in a handful of nuts rather than the honey
Your breakfast is pretty sparse, you can definitely throw in a bigger breakfast. My typical breakfast is 3 eggs scrambled with butter and veggeies and two strips of bacon or sausage. A cup of coffee with heavy cream, etc
Breakfast - No nutritional benefit. Skip or replace with a Bulletproof coffee or a high protein/high fat breakfast.
Lunch - More eggs (5-6)cooked in grass-fed butter or beef pemmican (olive oil will oxidize when exposed to heat and light).
Dinner - cauliflower and carrots don't give as mucn bang for the buck as others.
Snacks - I like almond butter as well. The honey and bananas should be in moderation and not everyday.
Notes: Need better fruit choices (avocado, berries). Need higher quality vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli). How often do you eat fish? It's much better than the SAD, just need to fine tune it. Need more days to give you a more accurate assessment.
More beef,more lamb, more beef, and more beef. Coconut oil. Tallow. Sweet potatoes. You're menu looks like a focus on variety and pleasure eating, instead of mono eating for the purpose of putting fuel in the tank of a machine (your stated goal).
Jason, any update on your diet and its impact on your hypothyroidism? For example, did adding carbohydrates lower you TSH level? I have subclinical hypothyroidism but I am presently keeping my carbohydrate intake low with hopes of containing SIBO. I don't feel this has changed my hypothyroid situation but I have yet to get my TSH retested.
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