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Suggestions to bulK up diet

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 pm
by talltree11
Hi friends
Having cut all relevant food stuffs out, Im losing weight! Any susggestions to bulk up food with out added fat to get the calories...does this make sense??
Thanks in advance
K :lol:

Re: Suggestions to bulK up diet

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:14 pm
by catriona
Hiya,

I think the top 3 ways to boost calories are...
1. Carbohydrates - vary which ones but eat plenty of grains and starchy vegetables
2. Fats - you need to avoid saturated fats but ensure you're eating enough healthy fats - nuts and seeds are great for snacking and use linseed oil in dressings and on toast
3. Proteins - lots of legumes in particular

Re: Suggestions to bulK up diet

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:01 pm
by Postiveattitude
Plenty of bread will do the trick

Re: Suggestions to bulK up diet

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:40 pm
by veg
Bought bread can be very fatty per slice so I would keep an eye on that if using bread to eat lots of, plus it is processed which you might find slightly imflamatory.
I make a fat free banana bread and fat free drop scones to have as extra nibbles plus fruit and stuff.

Re: Suggestions to bulK up diet

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:05 pm
by Postiveattitude
Hi Veg if my memory serves me correct, Dr Swank did not include bread consumption in his daily satuarted fat calculation. The professor also mentioned this. You are right in suggesting that a person should read the label, its surprising to learn the variations in saturated content in bread.

Re: Suggestions to bulK up diet

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:18 am
by veg
The professor I think I read mentioned things like olive breads, Giabattas.
Processed bread the one we have in our freezer (I do not eat it) is over 3 grams of unknown vegetable oil per slice and it is one of the better brown breads.

Re: Suggestions to bulk up diet

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:04 pm
by Alex
I've been bulking up recently because I feel hungry. Things to add are

breakfast cereals
baguette - no fat there and huge calories
beer

I think it was mentioned but rice is a very good one for that.