Hi I am new to this great forum and decided to be come a Vegan. I have never been a meat lover and dairy is never been a great part of my diet. Now that I know what is going on I do not want to have anything to do with all the violence that is gong on with my dear animals. I am underweight and I was wondering if their is anything that will help me gain a little weight (in the right places) that I could enjoy? Thank you!
Chow down thousands of calories of your favourite fruit and pack on some muscle? I'm rather new to this as well so I keep things simple; I eat lots and am doing 150+ push ups every other day. I'm in the same boat as you by the way, I'm trying to hoist myself out of being underweight. I might suggest staying clear of running before you get yourself a good weight..that's what I'm working on anyway.
Thank you Craig, That sounds so good I like fruit but can I use different of kinds of fruit or do I have to stick to one? You must have a lot of energy to do 150+ push ups, Congrats. I am guessing that we have to be really dedicated so all that natural sugar does not go to all the wrong places. I really appreciate your response thanks again.
You don't have to stick to one kind of fruit, no, however there are digestive benefits that come from only tasking yourself with assimilating one kind of food. Realistically though we want to eat all sorts of different flavours and textures, and fruit offers all shades. Bananas and dates are the most solid options available due to their high calorie content for their respective weights. Bananas also tend to be very cheap, unless you live in Oz. Though you might not be a great fan of these so just see what works for you; whatever you can eat a mountain of is probably what you'll thrive on
Thank you I am checking it out now!
So funny we are the same height and I will be so happy with 115. Thank you Alison I feel more confident with your words that I am doing the best thing I have ever done for my body and this world. Thanks again : )
Welcome to the forum. What is your height and weight, and how many calories are you consuming a day?
One thing people tend to do (esp. beginners who come from 2000/cal/day 50% fat SAD) is underestimate caloric intake. Your comment about natural sugar going to the wrong places indicates that you may have some misconception about how weight gain occurs. The fat you eat is the fat you wear. There is a reason Dr. Atkins (low-carb dude) was fat and died of a heart attack after tripping and falling. The natural sugar doesn't "go anywhere" per se; it fuels you. If you eat too many, you'll just have more energy and be more active, so you can never really eat "too many." There is a theoretical maximum - if you sat on your ass all day and ate and ate and ate and the glucose would convert to glycogen and the excess to triglycerides. But trust me you are not going to be able to get anywhere near this amount of fruit before getting a massive stomacheache (or feeling massively carbed and pumping irons for an hour.)
There are two easy ways to gain weight: Eat lots of fat, and do resistance training/calisthenics/etc. One makes you feel like *** and look like ****, and one makes you feel great and look delicious. Guess which? So if you are exercising, take your 2500 30BAD recommended minimum caloric intake, and throw on another 1000-2000 calories (once your stomach can stretch) and see what happens. Hint: It won't involve flab. :D
Also, remember that 80/10/10 means > 80% carbs, < 10% fat and protein. So if you are eating, say, 4000 calories, that's not a license to eat 2 avocados for dinner. If you need more energy/less cravings, increase carb calories but not fat calories.
Yes Peter I do have a misconception like a lot of people that have been thought some many lies about our food. Thank you so much for the clarification.