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2,500+ Calories ONLY please! Weight Gainers, What did you eat today? - May 7th - May 21st

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  • Do not post here if you are not reaching 2500+ calories (3000+ for adult men). We strongly recommend 3000+ to gain.
  • Teens must reach 3000 a day minimum
  • Also remember I do not support you using alcohol as a calorie substitute. So if you reach 2500+ with alcohol in your diet, eat a little more to make up for it.
  • If you are struggling to reach the necessary amount (and everyone has at some point) then please post a separate thread w/ questions.
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This thread is for those of you looking to actively gain weight for whatever reason.

Requirements- If you are a male you need to eat at least 3000 calories, females must eat 2500-this is so that your body can begin to now only gain weight, but also for your internal organs to begin to recover, this takes fuel/calories.

It is NOT suggested that you excercise while underweight.  Excercsie is often an addicition seen with those with eating disorders. Try to stop cold turkey, IF you excercise, 2500/3000 is NOT enough.  You are only harming yourself+prolonging the illness by excercising.

If you are struggling to reach the necessary amount, and we all did, then please post a seperate thread w/ questions.  It is harmful for ppl to see posts that are under the food reuirement amount.  There are suggestions on this forum  regarding higher calorie+denser foods that should be incorporated to aid in reaching calorie goals

Edited Jun 05 2011 12:32 by nycgirl
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Biggerpicture  - im so jealous of all your m&s goodness!

TGIF! Im at that horrible point where my current eats aren't feeling like enough and I need to up again - this is where I always relapse, but im so totally not going to let it happen. boo.

B C bran flakes & muesli w C milk + WM toast w butter & vegemite + OJ

S handful trail mix

L Tuna, mayo & sweetcorn on WM + saladw branston pickle + packet salted crisps (i really gotta start buying mulit-flavour packs!) + pot yoplait vanilla yoghurt

S bonza apple + few haribo + sliced bega cheese

D beef & pressed tofu stirfry w hokkien noodles, veg & lotsa oyster sauce/sweet chili & evo. + pot devon custard (ok, & 2 glasses vino!)

S UT raspberry, cranberry oats sachet (new flavour...undecided as to whether i like it) w milk + hot choc

 - congrats on the three lbs! Im wondering, are you in an impatient treatment? I've heard you and other people metion it before and never really asked what it was, but i dont know what it is! Is its someplace you go to recover, but not really what it is like. Is that why you have such persice food measurments? Or do you just count at home? Is you family at your impatient treatment if your in one?

- I LOVE YOUR EATS!! Basically you have my sweet tooth which I LOVE. : ) Yay sweet tooth eaters! Don't you love that we can eat sweets now! I will be sad to not be able to binge on sweets when I get to my goal weight haha. Im wondering: do you have a goal weight? can i know what it is? are you almost there? i hope so : ) ive seen you here since i got on so im just curious!

Found out my weight is 104.4 today.. so 7 mo pounds ladies!!! : D

Been having sort of little binges for the last few days, they don't really catagorize as "binges" but its just me eating because it tastes good(no hunger involved..) so these little episodes confuse me..Like for I had roughly 15 or so tbsps of chunky pb with wheat thins! I mean it was yummy but I wasnt hungry! but the good news is i only had like an ounce of guilt. I was just like oh well i need the fat and it was sure tasty!! : )

B- cup of special k fuit and yogurt with semi skimmed milk, cup of choco rice cripies with semiskimmed milk, half a cinnamon stick from einstien bros, 1 small cup of coffee with cream

S- ensure vanilla + apple

S- 5 marshmellows heated up in the mic with a 11 hersey kisses and 1 crushed graham cracker then stirred all together! yum.

L- chicken salad with thousand island dressing(healthy fats yay!), english muffin with butter

S- (binge-y time) 10 or so wheat thins with lots of nutty pb! yum! 1 cup of sensible sweet hot chocolate with 1 marshmellow

D- talapia fish with lemon sauce, 2 big spoonfuls of spanish rice, 3 big spoonfills of baked beans, bread w/ butter

S- chocolate ensure with 3 nutterbutters

Original Post by browneyedcolly:

- I LOVE YOUR EATS!! Basically you have my sweet tooth which I LOVE. : ) Yay sweet tooth eaters! Don't you love that we can eat sweets now! I will be sad to not be able to binge on sweets when I get to my goal weight haha. Im wondering: do you have a goal weight? can i know what it is? are you almost there? i hope so : ) ive seen you here since i got on so im just curious!


Been having sort of little binges for the last few days, they don't really catagorize as "binges" but its just me eating because it tastes good(no hunger involved..) so these little episodes confuse me..Like for I had roughly 15 or so tbsps of chunky pb with wheat thins! I mean it was yummy but I wasnt hungry! but the good news is i only had like an ounce of guilt. I was just like oh well i need the fat and it was sure tasty!! : )


S- 5 marshmellows heated up in the mic with a 11 hersey kisses and 1 crushed graham cracker then stirred all together! yum.

 first of all, wow our tastes really are so similar :D i dont really have a goal weight... my dr. and parents agree that it will be based on when i look/feel healthy, when i have my period, and when my blood work and pulse is all consistently good :) so im not sure. ive been struggling lately with binging a bit last week and not meeting my cals this week but i am determined to keep recovering so just gotta push through this rough patch.

i am with you on this random eating when not hungry just because you like the taste. i do this a lot now even when im not meeting cals and it just feels so odd, like im just eating out of randomness or boredum or something... i dont like it but it sure tastes good :p

and OMG your snack... amazingggg <3 u and spiritriser have inspired me to do some sort of snack involving s'mores soon!

keep fighting

Yum~! thankyou for some more lovely inspirations everyone! Keep it up, please please! I've been checking a couple of times for ideas for snackages! I had a rough day yesterday, but I bucked up today and did something I've never done - bought a tub of creme fraiche and added good dollops to my meals! I've always avoided adding extras and I always thought I hated cream, but gollyyy this has been DELICIOUS.

B - 3 1/2 handfuls oats cooked in 1% and soy milks with tbsp strawberry jam, sliced strawberries and blueberries, mixed seeds. Thick slice seedy toast with butter and lots of chocolate spread. Coffee and milk.

S - (wanted more but we changed lecture room to downstairs basement where food is not allowed!) Carton chocolate soy milk

L - 1/2 can chunky vegetable soup, sandwich with 2 slices seedy bread and butter and caramelised onion chutney, filled with 1/2 tin tuna, 1/2 avocado, sweetcorn, pepper, radish, 1 tbsp mayo. Then (massive deal, because the nutrition information basically says 'this is the worst thing you could ever eat') 2 handfuls honey roasted, sugar covered peanuts and cashews. and they were SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS.

S - large homemade lemon tart (thankyou mama) (not the small kind - about the size of an individual quiche) with 2 heaped teaspoons creme fraiche. 1 clementine. 1/2 packet maltesers

D - baked sweet potato with 1/2 avocado, teaspoon butter, 1 heaped teaspoon creme fraiche, lots of grated cheese, chopped mixed vegetables.   

S - 1 large banana covered in custard and heated then covered with chopped dark chocolate pieces

and pre-bed will be a homemade chocolate cupcake and a glass of milk, I think!

A little question though - I know we eat more than everyone else so all our nutrition values are out of whack and we don't need to look at labels or worry about micronutrients, but is it bad for us to consume excessive amounts of fat? I'm really keen to up my fat levels because I really want my period back asap -  (I felt I did well today with a whole avocado, lots of creme fraiche, cheese, butter, soy milk, chocolate, pastry, nuts etc. but I'm sure I can manage more if I tried!)I'm just keen to make sure that it's safe? What's the opinion?

Have a great gainin' day everyone! :)

Rough day, coped quite well, but Ah! work :-O

8:15; T, Strawberry Benecol 8:30; EPIC Flat White 10:15, Slice of Vogel w/ Flora, several handfuls of Tesco Fruit and Fibre Cereal HORRIFIC DIARRHOEA Missed 12-1 Lecture... 12:15; T, large Apple, more Fruit & Fibre  1:30 1/2 Bottle of Ribena, Large Banana (afraid to eat much before Tute :-$) 2-4:15, in Tute; Fruit Pastel, 1/2 bottle of Ribena 4:30; Lamb & Chicken Koftas w/ Bulghar Wheat Pilaff & Tzatziki Dressing, Hot Ribena 8, Dinner; 1/2 large Roast Vegetable Filo Tart, Runner Beans w/ Flora, Rhubarb & Custard Pot, Decaff Coffee 10; Oatcake w/ Flora, Hot Ribena 11:30 Pre Bed; Cadburys Chocolate Bunny, 2 slices Vogel w/ Flora, Hot Chocolate

B: Leftover chili relleno + refried beans + rice from dinner last night. 1c mango lemonade.

S: Animal crackers, 40g raisins

L: Pita dipped in 1/4c indian-spice hummus, serving snappea crisps, ~1.5 oz. cheese. 1c mango lemonade.

S: 1 oz. halvah, banana.

D: 2 small barbotte catfish cooked in butter; potato salad with dill and sour cream; steamed broccoli. 1c cranberry juice.

S: ~3/4c coconut ice cream, 1c raspberries.

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B-1.5c fibre 1+banana+1c blueberries+1/2c cottage cheese+pb+coffee

S-orange, fruit/nut granola bar

L-2x ancient grains+1/2can salmon+mayo, about 3c spinach+zucchini+g/y.peppers+lots of broccoli, ½ c trail mix

S-2c chocolate milk

D-baby carrots, large mix of spinach+tomato+r.pepper+gr.beans, a sausage, 1.5c ww pasta all with pesto sauce

S-banana+pb, peach yogurt

singingintherain7- You got it, I am vegetarian. Why is it that you ask?

B: C muesli, C yogurt, grapefruit

L: ww pita with cheddar cheese, mustard, spinach, tomato; 1/3C trail mix

S: pretzels; apple with pb

D: 1.5C bow tie pasta with C broccoli, generous olive oil and parmesan cheese

S: dark chocolate covered pretzels dipped in pb

oedipamaas: Just curious, seeing as you eat lots of cheese and tofu :) I always thought that recovering from and ED and being vegetarian would be hard, but that's me just being naive. Looks like you are doing a fantastic job! Yumm dark chocolate covered pretzels and pb sound just like Max 5/Take 5 bars.

emsaurus: What does catfish taste like? Is there any other fish that you can compare it with? I need to get out of my fish slump asap - it's all tuna or mahi-mahi. I realllyy want to try salmon again, but it's a pretty big fear food. I used to love it bbq'd on a cedar plank though.

peachpea: Ahh the whole fat issue :( I always have this fear of consuming "too many" fats, but have been told repeatedly that there is no such thing. Fats are not only easy ways to get in cals, and sometimes tasty, but they are also helpful in getting back your period as they carry nutrients and hormones throughout your body. So you definitely did the right thing by having the cream, and would only benefit from upping your fat intake. Fats are safe and healthy! Now if only I could practice what I preach.. haha.

browneyedcolly: Wow! Way to go with the pb! It will only help in the end - which seems very close for you, so congrats. I am feeling the same way right now about wanting to always have more, and am thankfully starting to give in to those feelings. I am never hungry physically, but sometimes feel as though I am mentally hungry. Today, I was wondering why i still eat so heathily when I NEED to gain a lot of weight still. Why not enjoy the junk while I can? I love the s'more-like snack, btw. Reminds me of summertime at the cottage. Yay!

B:  slice ww toast + 1 tbsp pb, 200 ml yoghurt + 1 c berries + 2/3 c Good For You Muesli (out of one breakfast pattern, and into another..), 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c OJ

S: (ate with my mom while she had breakfast) another slice of ww toast + 1 tbsp almond butter

S: 2 ensure

L: ~ 2/3 c ww cous cous, 4 thick slices turkey breast, ~ 1 c mixed veggies, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice, carrots/snap peas + 2 tbsp black bean dip

S: apple + 2 tbsp pb, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice

S: 2 ensure

D: mahi-mahi fillet, mashed sweet potato + butternut squash w margarine and milk, grilled asparagus/orange pepper + evoo dressing, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice.. and a cooler :)

S: 1/2 c cottage cheese + 1 tbsp almond butter stirred in + 7 dried apricots cut up, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice, serving of spicy hummus lentil chips

Hope you all have a great start to the weekend!

Today’s Eats:

B: 2x Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 1c Silk Original Soy Milk, 1c Tropicana Pulp-Free Orange Juice

S: 2oz (1/2) Blue Diamond Raw Unsalted Almonds

L: 2oz (20) Kashi TLC 7 Grain Crackers, Kit-Kat Candy Bar, 3oz Baby Carrots, 2x Sargento Reduced-Sodium Mozzarella String Cheese

S: Clif Chocolate Brownie Z-Bar, Yoplait Strawberry Banana Fruited Yogurt

D: 1can (2c) Wolfgang Puck Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup, 1c Chocolate Almond Milk, 2x Sargento Reduced-Sodium Mozzarella String Cheese

S: Kemp’s Mint Chocolate Fudge Cows Ice-Cream Cup

Total: 3000cal :)


So im going home later today :/ had an amazing holiday! yesterday: b- quaker oats so simple maple syrup porridge express pot. l- (mulberry cafe where i got the victoria sponge yesterday) cheese and ham toastie with salted crisps on the side and a big chocolate cupcake with literally a mound of chocolate buttercream icing and choc eggs! s- another giant sultana scone from farmshop with strawberry jam. t- half a large steak pie with loads of carot batons and an apple. s- bran flakes with sultanas, milk and 4 cadburys mini eggs
Original Post by georgieuk:

S bonza apple + few haribo + sliced bega cheese

 OMG is there actually a brand of apple in oz called Bonza?!?! As a huge Neighbours fan this literally made my day! Welcome back btw - even though I don't really post my mps anymore, I still read everyone elses to see how they are doing and I have missed your meal plans! Can I just ask, when you do up yours where do you put the extras in (like where and in what form and how much cal wise)? Do you do it so you don't notice and therefore think about the extra calories?

My first post here :) I made 2500 yesterday but it was really hard as i was at work and i couldn't eat for 4 hours which meant that i was cramming more cals into tea and supper snacks. More planning needed next time i think!

Breaksfat -

M&S pre-packaged porridge (210), fruit juice (100), apple (50), toast (150)


popcorn (100), kinder buenos white (220)


Boots 'Delicious' Super food salad (300) (This was vile), Melon medly (110), Pop corn (100), Smoothie (250),

After work snack

Smoothie (130), pop corn (100)


Quorn sweet and sour with veggies (480), fruit juice (100)


Yoghurt (200), Biscuits (150), 2 pink and white (100)


Total - 2580 :D

Singingintherain: Mmm, catfish is awesome. I'm not sure what to compare it to, but it's a pretty mild white fish, so not too different from something like snapper/tilapia/haddock, though maybe a bit flakier. It pretty much takes on the flavour of whatever you cook it in. There are a lot of different varieties, too, which can have subtle differences in taste/texture. 

Thats me back from my holiday now :(

Kiki- Your meal plan looks yummy!

Todays eats-
B- Bran flakes with sultanas and milk

L- Ham sandwich ( 2 slices of golden wholemeaal bread with 3 slices of ham.)

S- The last time, hugeee sultana scone from farmshop with raspberry jam.

T- Half M&S plum tomato, mozzarella annd basil tart, 3 thick slices freshly baked cheese & onion bread and bowl of covent garden tomato and basil soup.

S- Quaker oats so simple maple syrup porridge express pot, 2 squares of milk chocolate and a handful of  yogurt coated honeycomb.

Hi Kiki; loving the popcorn! M&S by any chance? Having to go for a while without eating ca be difficult, I find it really useful to have drinks such as botttles of Ribena

or smoothies, though I’m not sure if you can drink at work either. Anyway, congrats on making your mp!

Little Food + Much Work + Reaching end of dates = Dipping piece of chicken in houmous for lunch. Odd, but not unpleasant! Again, I found myself forcing down mindless chocolate late at night. I hate it, as I don’t enjoy it. That said, last term I would have just gone to bed a few 100 kcals under my mp. Definitely better than that!

10:30, Breakfast; ~200g Keffir Yoghurt w/ pack of Frosties, Raspberry & Blackberry Innocent Smoothie, Strawberry Benecol, pot (whole one) T

2:15, Lunch; ½ pack M&S Chargrilled Chicken Breast, ½ pot Red Pepper Houmous, ½ pack Oatcakes, bottle of Ribena

5; Large Apple, T

6; Celery sticks, 1/2 bag Carrot Batons, rest of pot of Houmous, T

8, Dinner; M&S Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni, ½ bottle of Ribena

Watching Eurovision! Cool; slice of Salami, large hunk of Port Salut, few Kettle Chips, sweet Chili Ryvita Thin, glass of Champagne

12 Pre-Bed Snackett; Glass of SS Milk, 3 Bournville Fingers, Oatcake with much Flora, little bar of 70% Willie’s Chocolate.

Continditiong for field hockey and went on a jog/run. Was so loving it! Not feeling to good today- bloated and full and icky. Good eats everyone!

B- two mugs of rasinbran with 2%, 2 ww slices with 5 tbsp jam, T

S- 1 half a pb twix, 1 chocolate dove square filled with pb, coffee lattee ensure

L- (really weird, beware..)1 everything bagel(!) with 1 tbsp pb and the rest butter, 1bowl of rasin bran with semi skimmed milk, 1 chocolate pretzal bar, 1 tortilla melted with cheese, mango slices, 4 or so cups of cashews(mindless handfuls)  

S- ensure vanilla

D- whopping bowl of 2% milk mac n cheese, 2 ww toast with jam and butter, carrots with hummus, pink lady, diet coke

S- 6 oreos, glass of skim milk, 3 marshmellows

ps: has anyone seen the show "Skins"? I started watching it on netflix and i like it!

Today’s Eats:

B: Bagel, 1TBS Butter, 1c Strawberries, Yoplait Strawberry Banana Fruited Yogurt

S: 4oz Vanilla Ensure Plus, Cherry Orchard Leather Fruit Strip, 3x Fig Newton Fruit Infusion Crisps (Fig & Honey), 2x Mini Baby-Bell Cheeses 

L: Grilled Cheese Sandwich (2x White Bread, 1TBS Butter, 3oz American Cheese), 1c Mixed Steamed Veggies (Green Beans, Broccoli, Yellow Carrots, and Red Bell Pepper), 1c Soy Milk, 1c Kemps Chocolate Ice-Cream

S: Lemon Zest Luna Bar

D: Kashi Pesto Pasta Primavera Frozen Entree, 1c Soy Milk

S: 6x Fig Newton Fruit Infusion Crisps (Fig & Honey), Gala Apple

Total: 3500cal :)))


B: C granola, C yogurt, grapes

L: ww pita with amy's california veggie burger, goat cheese, spinach, tomato

S: pretzels, 1/3 C trail mix

D: baked sweet potato with butter, broccoli, cheddar cheese, onions (and a pint of beer!); greek yogurt with lots of trail mix

S: cinnamon raisin toast with pb

emsaurus:  hmm may have to give catfish a go. Thanks for the review!

browneyedcolly: that's soo great that you are allowed to go for a run :) I must say I'm pretty jealous of that - do you do much exercise? And impressive day of eats, what with all the cashews at lunch ("mindless" handfulls means hopefully guilt-free?) and yummy chocolates/cookies. You're doing so well! Do you find that you get more bloated off of liquid cals vs solid food, or the opposite, or about the same? Just curious as I have lots of liquid throughout the day, and am wondering if trading some for food would cut back on my bloating/fullness. Thanks :)

baybeehannahx: welcome back from your vacation! Did you enjoy it? Hopefully you will be able to keep up with all of your challenges now that you are at home. Keep it up!

thebiggerpicture: that is so amazing that you are now being more active in your recovery & not just skimping on your cals. Great job!

kiki: welcome! Hopefully you will be able to find some cal-dense snacks to pack with you when on the go, like Larabars/Clif bars/Luna bars/smoothies/trail mixes etc. They really help. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts, so keep up the yummy eats :)

B: ww waffle + 1 tbsp almond butter, 200 ml vanilla yoghurt + 1 c mixed berries + 2/3 c muesli, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice

S: 2 ensure

L: 1/2 c black beans + 1/2 c cottage cheese + diced cucumber/tomato/red pepper, ww toast + 1 hard boiled egg, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice

S: pear + 3 tbsp pb

S: 2 ensure

D: grilled chicken breast, large red pepper cornbread muffin, stir fry eggplant/peppers/broccoli/mushrooms + evoo, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice.. and two drinks as well :)

S: 1 c fro yo + dried fruit, chocolate cupcake + 1 tbsp almond butter spread on it, 1 1/2 c soy milk, 1 c juice

Halfway through the weekend. yessss!

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