On my quest to gain weight I googled some other information and this pretty much sums up what I found:
- more starches: potatoes, pasta, rice, bread
- 3 meals a day plus 3 healthy snacks
- more protein: chicken, tofu, peanut butter, legumes, eggs, hummus
- choose drinks with higher calories
- add good sources of fat, as noted above
- fruit: bananas, pineapple, mango, dried fruits, avocado
- calorie-dense foods: oatmeal, granola, bean and barley soups, peas, carrots
- exercise to ensure the added weight does not turn into flab
So lately for breakfast I have been eating 2 eggs and/or an "everything" bagel with Earth Balance. Usually I will drink either water or rice milk with it. Lately I've been having trouble with lunch LOL which is so ironic because I used to skip breakfast. It's really hard to eat 3 meals a day but I guess I have to make some way around the schedule. Like tomorrow I have class from 12:30 to 1:25 and then work from 3 to 10. So I figure I will have breakfast before I go to class tomorrow at around 11 and then have some type of meal at 2 or 2:30 before I leave for work. For my break I might go to Just Fresh and get either the Avocado Turkey Burger or the Veggie Burger. If I'm not in the mood for something hot, then I'll get the Very Veggie sandwich from the deli. Dinner? I have no idea because I'm not sure if/what my mom is cooking so I don't know if I need to make anything. If so, then I will probably make a sandwich or something.
Oh yes, exercise. I need to push myself very hard in this area because I really don't like to do it. But once I get into it, then I start enjoying it. I don't have weights or anything so I don't know how I'm going to do strength training unless I just do pushups and crunches in my room. Not really my ideal thing, but I suppose it's better than nothing.
By the way, is turkey considered red meat?