18% Cream, for Strength!
I'm getting back into the gym, as it is getting rather dark and wet to mountain bike lately. I'm generally working out 1-2x per week depending on the weather/how much I ride.
I've always liked cream in my coffee, I buy the 18% stuff and just realized a 1-liter carton (which costs $3.50) has 2000 calories! Not that I'm counting. But I do want to get serious about my deadlift, bench and squat maximums, and a definite caloric surplus is my friend here.
I don't know about you guys, but I have no qualms about drinking a glass or two of cream if I am thirsty. Usually sans glass :)
It's delicious, and not that filling for the 500 calories per cup. Does anyone out there do the same? Does anyone have thoughts one way or the other on the matter? I find it awesome that most people could meet their daily energy needs with a few glasses of this stuff; plus it's palatable, way better than eating butter by the spoon - which would definitely compete for an easy way to boost energy intake.
Basically what I'm saying is for the price, convenience, nutrition, ease of digestion, 18% cream is a great way to ensure a caloric surplus for athletes or active people looking to gain weight.
About me: Lean, 160 lbs/ 73 kg, mid twenties, current deadlift 325 lb max (with poor form), looking to achieve 400+ with good form.
The bulk of my groceries are made up of frozen brussels sprouts, cucumbers, onions, grapefruits, steaks, shrimp, sardines, yams, and potatoes. And eggs. I generally consume 1 gram or protein per pound of bodyweight per day
Appreciate your comments, what is everyone else doing now for recreation now that the weather sucks?
I do the same, only with 40% cream. Training for powerlifting makes it really hard to take in enough calories , especially because my appetite is rather small. I can't drink a whole glass of it at a time though, or I wouldn't want to eat for the rest of the day. I just take a big mouthfull of it several times per day.