Hello. I thank the heavens I found this site and see that the doctors and nutritionists really do try to make sure people participate. For that I am thankful. I found this is the middle of the month last month so I am actually waiting for this month to be over and I will start it then, that way I always have something for the next day.
But I am on a journey to become vegan and have cut meat out about 95% for about four months now. Every other weekend my boyfriend and I might have a burger. Honestly I feel horrible after I do and have vowed to myself to stop meat consumption 100%. But I am trying to gain weight as well and was very discouraged when I lost the little weight I had gained before transitioning. I've always been slim so to have finally broken the 110 barrier let alone 105 was amazing to me and I was very happy. But with the health benefits to a vegan diet I feel better than I have in a long time. I'm 28 and in very good health, only have asthma and it is very mild to non existant at times. I'd like to stay that way and this diet seems to be my best bet at that.
My problem is consistency though. I am on and off at the gym where I am now focusing solely on weight training and I know for a fact o don't eat nearly as much as I should for my goals. I am the kind of person who eats when I feel the need and stops before being full (I hate the feeling) and can sometimes forget to eat a meal if I simply don't feel the urge. I have incorporated maca powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and avocado to my diet as means to gain, along with cashews and seeds but again, consistency is key. These meals per day are great but not high in calories and I don't know how to cram it all in a days worth of eating.
My weight right now is about 100-105, depending on what I eat and my goal is about 115-120. I know I have my work cut out for me but the meals are harder to do than working out.
How can I increase calories because I seriously need about 2000-3000 per day, only because I am also exercising and would be burning calories too?
Thank you in advance,