Counting calories to GAIN weight…
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I also wanted to post an update on my calorie count & gaining weight saga. Counting your calories shows you lots about your nutrition and can have a real effect of your weight if you find the magic number of calories you need to eat to obtain your ideal weight. I am using http://my-calorie-counter.com because it is free and easy to use.
Looks like If I can consume 2400 calories per day I will be on tract to gaining some weight. Problem is I haven’t gained anything yet. I am also having trouble eating that much per day and am typically 200-500 calories short of my goal. If I can have 4 meals a day and make them equal about 600 calories each I’ll be set.
The key is eating high calorie good stuff not McDonald’s fake meat crap. LOL… Which reminds me of a fun recipe I found today that I hope will help me get some good calories and protein, the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe by Life’s Just Beachy. I was dying to know how many calories each cookie wold have so I took the ingredients and figured the calorie total for my own curious mind:
1520 calories – 1 cup peanut butter
70 calories – 1 egg
774 calories – 1 cup of sugar
0 calories – 1 teaspoon baking soda
2364 total calories
makes 24 cookies = 98.5 calories per cookie
Well, I think the cookies recipe is worthwhile and will help me get to my calorie goal today, what do you think? Other than peanut butter what are some other good for you/ high calorie foods?