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I have a lot of trouble trying to gain weight. How easy is it too actually eat enough calories fasting that much?



"I have a lot of trouble trying to gain weight. How easy is it too actually eat enough calories fasting that much?"

Although I do not wish to gain weight, I do have trouble maintaining a set weight that I would like to live (and compete) at.[1]

And yet, I am on a 16/8 or even 18/6 fasting schedule about four days per week.

The answer, for me, is almond butter. Tremendously dense in calories and very easy to add 1/3 cup (or more) to a meal replacement shake. It's one of the easiest ways I have found to have a 1500 calorie meal that doesn't involve a tremendous bulk of food. Avocados are another food that fits this same bill.

[1] I am a "lightweight", or 168 pound, fighter as per IBJJF.


You're probably not a great candidate for fasting. Not every modality works for every person.




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