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  • So, what can I eat now without shitting my pants?

    Alright, here is my situation.

    -Tall skinny 19 years-old
    -Started eating better a year ago
    -Started working out to gain weight (among other reasons)
    -Discovered that diet has an effect on acne
    -Trying to balance between high-calorific foods and foods that make my skin look better
    -Ate along the primal blueprint guidelines for 5 months (very low carb)
    -Didn't get any weight gain despite eating all day
    -Started eating simple and complex carbs, things got better

    However, I "cheat" everyday because I just don't know what to eat anymore that won't make me break out or shit my pants.

    For the couple of months I ate primal-BP style, my diet was:
    20 eggs
    300g almonds
    a shit ton of whatever raw vegetables I had
    1-2 pounds meat

    However, no matter what Primal BP fanatics have to say, I ended up accepting the fact that low carb IS NOT FOR YOUNG MALES TRYING TO GAIN WEIGHT. Having to eat ALL DAY LONG to get your calories and feeling hungry all the time is definitely not good.

    Then I discovered that Omega 3:6 ratios have an impact on acne, so I replaced the eggs with red meat (low Omega 6 compared to chicken) and the meat with Omega 3 fish such as frozen sardines. I replaced the nuts with 1kg sweet potatoes. I take 5 tablespoons of EVOO before bed, despite the Omega 6 content (not as bad as the one in the almonds, tho).
    It seems like all the sweet potatoes make my stools soft, so I am afraid that eating more of them to increase my daily calories would make me shit my pants. What calorie-dense foods can I add to increase my energy intake without getting way too much fiber?

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    Fat. Add tallow to your food!
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      You ate alot of eggs and almonds.

      Going low carb to gain weight makes no sense.
      Eat more of everything. More carrots and potatoes, more meat. Not chicken, but cow.
      Do it gradually, let your belly adjust.

      Also make sure your olive oil is real.
      Remember that it will take time to cleqr the damage of all those nuts and eggs.
      Last edited by Gilleh; 07-23-2012, 10:07 PM.
      Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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      • #4
        20 eggs per day? holy shit, i'd cut that out and take it easy on the almonds. eat more fruit, specifically bananas, apples, and avocados, and add rice. ever hear of the BRAT diet for post-illness? Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, but omit the toast. and if you're literally shitting your pants, you might want to see a doctor. also, maybe regularly taking a probiotic supplement would help.
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        • #5
          When I started primal / paleo, I was convinced it had to be very low carb. And it didn't suit me - ALWAYS having digestive issues.

          Then I gradually started adding white potatoes back into my food and instantly improved.

          My belief now is that primal means cutting out most grains, all processed food and totally avoiding artificial (i.e. seed ) oils. Animal fat and virgin olive oil, meat, fish, eggs and virtually all veg work for me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
            Fat. Add tallow to your food!
            +1

            Fat is an incredibly easy way to add calories to your diet.

            Stir fry veges swimming in mutton fat......
            Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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            • #7
              Eye catching title.

              From the reading, anything less than 100 grams of carbs will help lose weight. 100-150 helps maintain. Over 150 is weight gain. Over 300 is illness.

              If you eat dairy, go ahead and indulge in some cheese - it will also bind you a bit.

              Also have some potatoes. Nice healthy root veggie carbs.

              The first time I tried Atkins (a less healthy form of low carb eating), I got the runs also.
              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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              • #8
                Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                +1

                Fat is an incredibly easy way to add calories to your diet.

                Stir fry veges swimming in mutton fat......
                +2 I randomly add butter and coconut oil and whatnot to my kids food.....or just let them eat it with a spoon like this:

                Hyperlipid

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                • #9
                  butter, raw cheese, quinoa will bung you up a little.
                  add some coconut oil to your cooking if you don't already. maybe try taking a probiotic supplement to help your digestion?
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                  • #10
                    I have the opposite problem -- constipation. Any suggestions for that?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Keldeb View Post
                      I have the opposite problem -- constipation. Any suggestions for that?
                      Sweet potatoes and water brah.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gilleh View Post
                        Remember that it will take time to cleqr the damage of all those nuts and eggs.
                        What type of damage? Can you detail more on this, please?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Keldeb View Post
                          I have the opposite problem -- constipation. Any suggestions for that?
                          Adding fat should help. You could also try a magnesium supplement like Natural Calm.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MeganFox View Post
                            What type of damage? Can you detail more on this, please?
                            lol...none.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MeganFox View Post
                              What type of damage? Can you detail more on this, please?
                              Inflammation due to overconsumption of O6 and allergans.
                              We were never meant to eat so much nuts and eggs, daily.
                              Everything is bad for something - How do you feel today?

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