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MissHaberdasher

Calorie intake needs help

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Hey everyone!

 

I have a very fast metabolism, I'm gluten free, dairy free, and mostly egg free... I work long hours, as most of us do, but I find it incredibly difficult to get an appropriate amount of calories and nutrients when work is busy. Then of course I'm exhausted when I get home and make food that isn't very nutritious. I've tried protein bars and shakes, but it's just not enough. In fact, I hate how they make me feel full, so I end up eating less than I actually want to. What would you recommend? 

I live in a small, remote town, so any suggestions you may have needs to be available through the mail. Amazon would be best, because not every company offers to deliver to certain towns. Last but not least, I'd prefer a liquid supplement. I can't eat fast, so something that I could drink throughout the day would be best. 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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I have a ton of issues and make nut butters and eat them, it is very dense calorie wise (190-220 calories for 2tbsp). I blend into shakes, mix with coconut and almond flour for nut meal porridge. I do mostly soft foods for ease of digestion. I also use vegan protein powders in my shakes/porridge. I used to use a blendtec or a food processor but invested in a stone mill 4-5 years ago. Some nuts can be made into butters easy like pecan, macadamia, walnuts. Just light roast if raw 270-300F for 18-20 mins then process until smooth in 8-16oz batches and store in a jar. Nuts.com might be good for you. I use other sources as I have issues with peanuts, corn also which they often have CC with.
Avocados are also a nice source of healthy fats and calorie dense...very versatile from spreads, spoon, shakes, and even make nicecream and mousse out of them.

I follow a keto based diet myself, but do not eat much meat or egg yolks (issues with breaking them down) so I live on egg whites, nuts, seeds, avocados ,and leafy green veggies.

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Try cooking meals in batches on your days off.  Keep in the frig or freeze small portions.  Planning meals makes it so much easier on a tight schedule.  I know this seems like lame advice, but it is true.  

I found  this You Tuber (no personal connection, just selected one with many views).     Of course, modify for gluten free and your other food intolerances.  

You can pack some great lunches too.  

Happy meal prepping or You Tube surfing!  

 

Edited by cyclinglady

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I'd go with coconut milk/cream.  A vegan friend recommended it to me as replacement coffee creamer.  You can have that delivered, it packs a lot of calories, and has a lot of natural vitamins.  I put it in coffee/tea, make yogurt with it with probiotic pills, put it with honey and make ice cream with it, I soak chia seeds in it for a pudding. I add the coconut water at the bottom of the can to soups or smoothies.

I also do no bake cookies with a nut/seed butter and coconut oil, you can put just about anything else in it, there's tons of inspiration online.

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