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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:11 PM

Ha, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree...

I'm on a weight gain mission. Need to put on a good 12 pounds PDQ. Besides the obvious - protein whey shakes (23 g protein each), nutrient dense meals, power bars, etc. I've been putting together "drive-by" snacks that have some heft.

Found myself making deviled eggs, cream cheese with pimentos on rye cocktail squares, fruit 'n cheese plates, roasted walnuts with honey and such. Stuff my parents made for family get togethers. All good, simple out of hand snacks.

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Reply Ha, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree... (Original post)
pinto Jun 2012 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #1
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Angry Dragon Jun 2012 #3
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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:22 PM

1. Don't forget good peanut butter on bread! (one of my faves). Dark chocolate!

Trader Joe dark chocolate covered Raisins.

Ben and Jerry chubby hubby ice cream!

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

2. I'm glad to hear you've got a delicious plan, pinto!

Keep up the good work, I know you can do it!

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:03 PM

3. I could send you some weight

I have some to spare

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:20 PM

4. Well, the whey protein shakes aren't going to do you much good

unless you fatten them up with bananas and strawberries. Oh, I know, what a terrible burden to have to bear.

The other stuff sounds great.

However, if you're not able to take in enough to see a difference, then switch to Slim Fast or Ensure as a supplement, something to drink with regular meals. They'll put weight onto you if you have them along with food. They only take weight off if you have them instead of food.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:39 PM

5. When I was pregnant, my doc actually prescribed Haagen das (any flavor)

1/2 to 1 cup with a small handfull of almonds or 1 to 2 oz full fat cheese with a small apple before bed each night.

That was one script I didn't mind taking.

Hubby would partake also, and he put on 10 lbs over the course of 5 months.

Now 19 years later, I'm trying to go the other way.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:46 PM

6. Weight gain?

Try eating vegetable fried rice. That packed the pounds on me.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:34 AM

7. Strength training adds muscle mass n/t

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. Peanut butter is your friend.

I wish I had such issues.

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