Monday, January 29, 2007

How to Get More Calories In

A common complaint I hear from people is that they can't eat enough. Believe me, I feel your pain. It is difficult to consume all the calories needed to grow enormously bigger and stronger. Here are two tricks I use to help overcome this problem.

  1. Eat high glycemic index carbohydrates. You know how you eat Chinese food and are hungry again an hour later? That is because the white rice is a very high GI food. It is rapidly digested and absorbed into the blood stream. If you have trouble eating enough, focus on white rice, white potatoes and white bread as your carb sources. It's not the healthiest thing in the world but neither is being 80 pounds over your natural bodyweight; you have to make some sacrifices sometimes. Eating like this will insure that you you never feel completely full for too long and are frequently hungy.

  2. Consume tons of oil. The easiest way to get more calories is to add a tablespoon or two of oil to each meal you eat. Flax, pumkin seed, hemp, macadamia and olive oil are all good sources of unsaturated fat and will help get your calories up. Each tablespoon is 140 calories so you can see how quickly they add up. Take two a day with five meals and you have an additional 1400 calories in your diet.Simply mix them up at each meal and rotate through each of them on a daily basis.