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high calorie balanced diet on a budget?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by iroh, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    This was a staple for me when I was in grad school. A pot of beans would last for many days and in the meantime, I'd get the protein I needed for the miles and miles of running and cycling that I did back then. It was cheap, and very good, too.
     
  2. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Well-Known Member

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    Not the highest calorie, but easy as hell and pretty cheap and super delicious

    Cut Potatoes into 1 inch cubes

    Smother in Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, rosemary.

    Stick in the oven at 425 for 45ish minutes.

    Eat.
     
  3. iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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    what is the price of olive oil relative to vegatable oil? veggie is cheaper right?

    what are the reasons why i should choose olive oil over veggie oil?
     
  4. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    if you buy olive oil for cooking dont get extra virgin. no real reason to buy olive oil over veggie unless you buy into polyphenol hype

    stop asking us prices. prices differ depending on where you are. calling your local market will give you a better idea.
     
  5. iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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    where would i buy fatback? or "cheap pork meat"? i dropped by the supermarket today (no frills, & foodbasics) all i saw was margarine and butter, and ground pork and other more pricey meats. :confused:
     
  6. theecaptain

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    if by brick you mean soup. gomad was great for gaining weight but i've never pooped so often in my life. also very cost effective ~$3 for 2400 cal w 128g protein.
     
  7. g12528

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    get into drinking macedamia nut oil or coconut oil or even coconut milk. easy way to up the calories
     
  8. Superfluous Man

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    Hamburger Helper is like $1/box. I've seen ground beef go for like $8 for a 5 pound tube. Combined with whole milk, that'll keep the calories coming.
     
  9. Mistabruno

    Mistabruno New Member

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    Get butter, not margarine (unless you want a heart attack soon).
    Olive oil for salads only, don't heat it (it becomes carcinogenic if heated).
    Coconut oil is very healthy, but you have to like the coconut taste. Almond/macadamia/walnut oil is also great.

    The problem with veggie oils is that they contain a high amount of omega 6, which, when not balanced with omega 3, can be unhealthy. But, anything in moderation...

    I make muffins with almond flour, eggs, honey and butter - about 600 kcal per muffin, chug down a couple of those per day for some extra calories.

    For breakfast, I make scrambled eggs with bacon and veggies, and fry it all in butter or coconut oil. Top it off with an avocado and salad with olive oil, and you have a high calorie, healthy breakfast.

    Hope that helps!
     
  10. iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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    still looking for an answer to the above.

    btw, has anyone tried drinking some olive oil daily? and how much?

    edit i just drank 1/4 cup of olive oil, my god that is most nastiest drink i have ever drank. :smarmy:
     
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  11. fuji

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    Pork shoulders cheap, don't know if your super markets sells it. Like $1.10 a pound. I would not drink it, just put it on food, goes with pretty much anything.
     
  12. stinger70

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    Um, what. Olive oil has one of the highest smoke points and is fine for pan frying.
     
  13. fuji

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    Brb going to the hospital for some chemo because I just cooked a chicken breast in olive oil.
     
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    iroh Well-Known Member

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    you know that powdered cheese that comes with kraft dinner, is there any way to buy powdered cheese separately? if not, then what would be the lowest priced cheese to buy? i am kinda liking my pasta with lots of cheese now
     
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    Yeah, Olive oil is perfectly safe to heat. It's olive oil's of a certain acidity that are "questionable", and this only comes into play when you heat it repeatedly, i.e. in a deep fryer. That (as well as the flavour) is why you never deep fry with olive oil, but usually saute.
     
  16. Newo

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    Yeah, if you're Canadian go to a Bulk Barn, if not, I'm sure you have similar stores where they sell candies/baking ingredients and like munchable type staples. They should have dehydrated cheese, I'd just do my best to try to make sure you are actually buying cheese, and not some god forsaken Frankenstein type stuff.
     
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    ok just got back from the super, so they do have something called lard, which i understand is pig fat, it was all wrapped up in a rect cube like butter, now if i use this to cook w beans it will be ok substitue for fatback?

    i see the lard is also a solid fat, will eating large amounts bring me towards a heart attack?

    as for the cheese, is dehydrated cheese cheaper than buying cheese outright? i assume it isnt. i didnt get a chanc to drop by bulk barn, but i recall them being expenisve. plusi would prefer regular cheese over dehydrated cheese. recently started eatingsolid cheese as a snack, pricey from the $/calorie perspectivebut it tastes so good.
     
  18. forbritisheyes

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    This is simply silly. 1 gram of fat contains more calories than 1 gram of the other 2 macros. If you don't limit fat intake, you can end up with a very skewed number.
     
  19. Gibonius

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    :facepalm:

    I mentioned total calories, and the OP is trying to consume a lot of them. A low fat diet would be pointless and counter to his goals.
     
  20. forbritisheyes

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    yes, but at the same time, we dn't want him to go off the deep end in terms of fat intake. I'd rather have him kick up both fat and carbs a git, rather can increase only fat. He may misconstrue things and assume ALL fat is okay. But, yes you're right =] Moderate fat is good
     

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