Well to honest I enjoy running and cycling but have been out of action for a while because of knee/heel problems. I would like to put on weight as muscle, but am struggling to get enough calories without excess bulk. Massive meals make sleepy and slow my digestion, which impacts how active I am during the day-pls note, I do drink plenty of water.
I like beans, wholewheat bread, porridge and potatoes. I eat ground flaxseed with my cereal, but am not a big fan of nuts, although I am quite fond of hazel nuts. I dislike too much oil especially olive oil. I don't eat olives or avacado because I dislike like the taste and how I feel after eating them. I enjoy most vegetables in quantity especially kale, spring greens, most cabbage-except purple and white, carrots, broccoli, garlic. I like most fruits in particular apples, oranges, grapes and blackberries, but dislike bananas. My favourite salad items include tomatoes, spring onion and mushrooms.
Now to get a high number of calories eating like this is tough. A 200 gram portion of chickpeas + 2 slices of bread + salad + two apples for desert can fill me but not too much that I cant eat my next meal. I know that by adding calorie dense additions like oil, nuts and seed could up the calories, but they just make me feel awful so this is not a realistic long term option. It is with this in mind that I asked my first question, but perhaps I should have taken nuts, seeds and oils out of the equation too, as I said not a big fan.