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high calorie foods

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:01 pm
by king_mob
hi all, i'm trying to clean my diet up a bit and was hoping for some input on a list of foods that have a high energy content.

basically i train fairly heavy (still a novice but its heavy for me) 3x a week, so i eat a high calorie diet, however im being lazy at present and falling back on vegan junk i can get in the supermarket while on my lunch break. id much rather plan a consistent and clean (ish) diet.

so far my list is as follows -

coconut oil
olive oil
almonds
macadamias
walnuts
flaxseed
butters from various nuts (peanut butter included but the natural kind without added sugar)
buckwheat
pasta (both kinds)
rice (all kinds and i include it mainly because i can eat it by the truck full)

i'd rather not eat refined sugar if i can help it, or refined fats which i why im trying to clean up my diet. lots of gluten tends to give me really bad heartburn, so i avoid that on the whole (vegan pizza rocks though).

any obvious food choices im neglecting?

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:45 pm
by ColleenE
I think there is a conflation here between high carb, high calorie, and high in nutrients.
A *cup of pasta is around 180 calories. *2 Tbsps of coconut oil (or any types of oils) is around 200 calories. But pasta has high carbs, as does rice and buckwheat (which are also not high in calories). Flaxseeds are lower in calories and carbs but of course high in lots of nutrients.
It would be helpful if you figure out what you want by "high energy content".

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:30 pm
by tal
[quote="king_mob"]any obvious food choices im neglecting?


Yeah, tasty foods.

All foods have a high energy content if you eat enough of them.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:27 pm
by vegimator
Fruit.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:30 pm
by Hiking Fox
Avocados.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:15 pm
by thestoatyone
Backed for avocados.

You'll find it easier to pack in the calories as starch than fat (rice, pasta etc are generally less filling) so maybe sushi? Don't underestimate the power of grazing either, if you keep eating between meals, you can put away some serious kcal...

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:21 am
by Webb
Third on avocados, and more nuts. Keeping a can around to grab a handfuls out of through out the day helps.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 am
by baldy
[quote="king_mob"]
pasta (both kinds)

Plenty more kinds of pasta than 2, you got to hope no one from Italy read this :wink:

I know nothing about this clean eating business, but it seems glaringly obvious you have missed off oats.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:45 am
by baldy
And a welcome to VF!
Few guys from the other forum on here to ;)

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:32 pm
by Konstantin
Dates.

I used to make a cake for running:
1 mashed banana.
8 soaked dates
A handfull of cooked white rice
1 mashed avacado
Some ground sunflower seeds.

Mash it together. Loads of calories, tastes good, squash the bag into your pocket and take it with you. It looks like you're eating dog poo but runners are funny looking folk anyway.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:50 am
by el_nino
[quote="Hiking Fox"]Avocados.


avocados are the best. can't live without em, i eat one a day

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:18 am
by baldy
[quote="el_nino"][quote="Hiking Fox"]Avocados.


avocados are the best. can't live without em, i eat one a day

This is the bonus of living somewhere sunny. We only get few decent avo's a year, but on the plus side we also get asparagus.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:48 pm
by Pottsy
Porridge with chopped dates, a mashed banana and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Add a pinch of salt and some honey to taste. Maybe cinnamon too. It's pretty calorific and nutritious. Doesn't feel too heavy either.

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:03 pm
by mouche
[quote="Pottsy"]Add a pinch of salt and some honey to taste.


No honey here mate, but agave, Sweet Freedom, Golden Syrup, molasses, treacle, or whatever other sweetener you prefer are all good options!

Re: high calorie foods

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:31 pm
by Pottsy
[quote="mouche"][quote="Pottsy"]Add a pinch of salt and some honey to taste.


No honey here mate, but agave, Sweet Freedom, Golden Syrup, molasses, treacle, or whatever other sweetener you prefer are all good options!


Sorry, fair point. I only buy the good stuff from local beekeepers but I fully respect that others choose not to. I'd say just stay away from anything aspartame based and it's fine. To be honest with the banana already in it, plus if you add dates or other dried fruits it doesn't need any sweetening.