calorie dense food

Stop Having Cheat Meals

Food is not cheating.
Eating is not cheating.
I HATE that so many coaches/trainers have people do cheat days/meals. It associates foods you enjoy with guilt. It makes you feel guilty for having what you like. This doesn’t teach moderation. It demonizes foods even further.
Educate yourself. Learn what a portion size is. Learn when you are hungry or just bored.
Look at your diet as a whole and make choices that will benefit your body and mind. Get your fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein, carbs, and fats through whatever foods you enjoy eating, and find a balance between nutritionally dense food and less nutritionally dense foods.
Calories are calories. Your body metabolizes protein, carbs, and fats the same way no matter whether it comes from a plain chicken breast and rice or a fast food burger. Make the best choices for your physiological functioning with foods that are nutritionally dense in vitamins and minerals, but also enjoy the foods you like.

anonymous asked:

Hi Mr and Mrs vegan. I just want to say a massive thank you. I have been following a starch based diet and it has cured my amenorrhea. I didn't mess around with soy products or loads up on avos, I just added a few extra potatoes to my diet every day. It really helped so thank you for promoting a cheap, sustainable and healthy way to eat.

Congrats! People who have adapted to the calorie dense western diet eat very small portions, shifting to a plant based diet requires larger meals to meet calorie needs & eating more or increasing your calorie dense whole plant foods are both great ways ensure caloric sufficiency! Same end result of a fueled body ready to reproduce, one is less bites more fats and flours the other is more chewing and pooing & more enjoyment eating more imho! Same increased cals

anonymous asked:

Hi Tess❤️ in recovery from an eating disorder, do you think it's necessary to literally stuff food into myself even when I'm already really full just to get to 2000 calories? Because I almost feel like that is disordered too and I don't know what to do. If I eat until I'm full and satisfied I get to around 1400 (I think a lot of people only eat this much anyway!)

Try to eat more calorie dense foods vs quantity. If you are recovering from an eating disorder then you need to intake more energy and fuel!

1400 is far too low and 2000 is recommended, anything under is considered famine for teenagers and adults!

Wild Edibles

 heres some plants you may need to know in case of emergency

1.) hickory nuts

these  little guys are the most calorie dense wild food in the guide. One ounce of shelled-out hickory nut meat packs a whopping 193 calories, with most of that coming from fat. How do they taste? Well, you probably already know the answer to that. Most hickory nuts taste like their most famous relative, the pecan. These sweet and fatty nut meats can be used as a raw food, picked right out of the shell. The nut meats also can be used in all kinds of dishes. From porridge, to cookies, to a pecan-flavored crust for your favorite game bird, hickory is an underused hero in wild foods.

To make sure you have a hickory, look for a “double” nut shell, with a husk that peels off revealing a nut shell underneath. And make sure you don’t get a buckeye, which also have a double-layered nut shell, but are poisonous. Good hickory nuts have a multi-chambered inner nutshell (like a walnut), while the bad buckeyes have a solid nut meat (like an almond).

2.)  Black Walnut 

these nuts are probably the easiest to identify. Black walnuts look like green tennis balls. The rough round husks turn from green to a very dark brown as they lay on the ground in autumn. The nut meats are rich tasting and contain 173 calories an ounce. They are high in fat, with a fair bit of protein, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese. The wild animals might even let you get some, primarily because they don’t like to chew through those thick, bitter husks. This means that there can be black walnuts on the ground well into winter.

3.)  Pine Nuts

The nuts of any large pine tree are a classic western survival food. Measuring around 1,400 calories per cup, these nuts are more than half fat by weight, with some protein and carbs added in for good measure. Pine nuts are also a good source of thiamin and manganese, with a decent array of other B Vitamins and minerals.

4.) Hazelnut

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There are several species of hazelnut tree in Europe, Asia and North America. The most common tree in the US is the American hazelnut, which grows east of the Mississippi from Georgia to Maine. Just one ounce of the flavorful hazelnuts contains 170 calories and 4 grams of protein. The Hazelnut also carries a good portion of Vitamin E, thiamin, copper, and manganese.

5.)  Beech Nut

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Not the tobacco product, or the baby food, but the actual nut of a beech tree, can be a valuable and delicious wild food source. But you’ll have to be quick to beat the squirrels to them. Squirrels seem to favor these tree nuts above all others, and the animals have always had two-legged competition for them. Indian tribes, such as the Potawatomi, pounded the roasted seeds into flour, and many other cultures have used the oily sweet nuts for food. Look for the smooth-bark trees in eastern woodlands, and look for the small three-sided seed falling out of a prickly husk around early October. The nuts have 10 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and 164 calories per ounce.

6.)  Oak Acorns

Though many folks are confused by the nuts of oak trees, acorns are one of the most abundant foods in this guide. Perhaps it was the fear of buckeye nuts, or the bitter flavor that acorns have, but I remember my father always telling me that acorns were poison. Well, not quite, pops. The bitterness of the acorn is from the irritating tannic acid, the worst offenses of which are upset stomachs and angry bowels.

7.)  Wild Rice

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This northern marsh grass plant has long been a valuable commodity in North America. Paddling an open canoe through the rice beds at harvest time allows you to bend the seed heads into the boat, tap them to release the rice, and then paddle out of there with a literal “boat load“ of rice after a few hours. The raw, uncooked rice is exactly 100 calories per ounce, and it contains some traces of B Vitamins, 4 grams of protein and numerous minerals.

8.)  Amaranth Seed

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These small, shiny black seeds are one of the most overlooked staple foods from the wild. Some amaranth species and varieties are grown for size or flavor, but the wild plants are plenty good enough to use. One cup contains 716 calories, 26 grams of protein, 30 percent of your daily calcium and almost a full day’s requirement of iron. These seeds can be boiled into a cooked grain or ground into flour. The leaves are also edible raw or cooked, but one cup of those only contains 6 calories.

9.)  Rose Hips 

The tangy, sweet, red-colored fruits of wild rose bushes come in at 162 calories per cup. They’re a good source of Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Vitamin K, calcium, and magnesium, and a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A and manganese. They are also a Vitamin C powerhouse containing 7 times your daily dose. To avoid getting the wrong fruit or berry, look for compound leaves and thorns on the rose bushes. The red rose hips should also be branching upward, not dangling fruits.

10.)  Persimmon

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The scientific name of this fruit is diospyros, which means “food of the gods.” If you are concerned that they are overselling the fruit, you are wrong. The completely ripe, native persimmon fruits are a sticky, gooey sweet treasure trove. The fruits of this eastern tree have 127 calories and a full day’s Vitamin C per cup of pulp. Look for very wrinkled fruits in late October. Unripe persimmons are very bitter and will give you a strong case of cotton mouth. Generally, the rougher they look, the sweeter they are.

11.) Jerusalem Artichoke

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This plant is neither from Jerusalem nor is it an artichoke, but this native sunflower relative does have a slightly sweet tuber, which carries 109 calories per cup. It contains lots of iron and potassium and contains 5 to 20 percent of your daily allowance in most of the B vitamins. Look for the small sunflower-looking bloom in the fall at the top of the tall plants, and dig up the tubers, which resemble ginger roots in shape (but not odor).

12.)  Elderberries

Numerous species of the small shrub known as the elderberry can be found throughout the world. The American Elder grows throughout eastern North America. These bushes produce small purple-black berries in large clusters during midsummer. The berries are high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and potassium, and boast 106 calories per cup. Just don’t munch on the leaves, or try to make a flute out of the hollow stem, as every part is hazardous except the ripe berries.

13.) Wild Grapes

More than 20 species of wild grape are found east of the Mississippi, ripening at different times from August through October. Depending on the species and sugar content, they are roughly 100 calories per cup. Most wild grapes carry decent amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, copper and potassium (one-tenth to one quarter of your daily requirement). Make sure it’s a grape though! The Canada Moonseed looks like a grape, but it is poisonous. Grapes should have one to four teardrop-shaped seeds, while the dangerous moonseed has only one seed, which is curved and flat. Also, grape vines have tendrils (curlicues), while the moonseed has no curly tendrils.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for helping a cat lose weight? I've ended up with a very big, very fluffy kitty that can't clean herself properly and won't eat any weight loss foods the vet recommends. :(

Avoid dry food. For cats, carbs=calories. Dry food by nature is always going to be richer in carbohydrates as it needs the starch to stay in shape. Dry food is also more calorie dense than wet food. 

Wet food will always be lower in starch and calories. It doesn’t even have to be specifically a weight loss wet food. 

If your budget is tight, I recommend Fancy Feast classics (not chunky, sliced, etc) or Tractor Supply’s 4Health (grain free). If budget doesn’t matter, I highly recommend Weruva! Not only is it a high quality food, but their recipes are low cal. Really, any grain free and low starch wet food will do.

Try doing 2-3 3oz cans a day. Don’t give him treats at the start and don’t let him go 24 hours without eating as it can harm him. 

Pretty sure that the reason All Might is a sickly skeleton man isn’t because he “wasted away due to all the surgeries.”

Listen, this is a man who accidentally used up all three hours of his All Might time while on his way to work because he got distracted fighting crime.

You wanna tell me he’s gonna remember to eat the 6-8 small meals a day recommended for gastrectomy patients?

Nah bro, considering he had a regular bento that time he invited Izuku to lunch with him, this nerd probably thinks he can get away with having three meals a day. And considering the food goes straight to his intestines (which can’t hold nearly as much food as the stomach can) he’ll get full before he’s consumed enough calories.

And even if he’s eating super calorie-dense foods and taking all his medication (another thing I’m skeptical about), you also need to take into account that all his crime-fighting probably burns crazy amounts of calories (and like I wouldn’t be surprised if the simple act of powering up also took a lot of his energy).

Like shit bro I’m surprised he hasn’t collapsed yet or died of starvation???

Someone please save this idiot from himself.