Nuts are a good option. Possibly the best/easiest. Glad to see that mentioned. Trail mix with dried fruit is another easy calorie bomb. Another idea is to eat fattier cuts of meat. 8oz of a good steak or even dark meat chicken has more calories than chicken breast, and has never been harder to me to get down when feeling full.
Also, nothing wrong with going back to some of the other foods you really enjoyed before you started losing weight. Sugary marinara sauces on pasta and glazes on meats are fine for you now. Especially if you're eating it after the exercising.
Go ahead a throw butter back in stuff like veggies to make it more delicious. Cheese is good too and back on the menu in larger amounts. If you're drinking skim or 2% milk now go ahead and drink whole. Heck, there's a bulking method for lifters called GOMAD (Gallon Of Milk A Day).
If you're eating anything that's not the full fat variety (yogurt, cottage cheese, salad dressings, mayo) you're doing it wrong. And for breads, there's options out there that are like 200+ cals per slice (I hate getting things like this on sandwhiches out to eat) There not even that noticeably larger slices many times. Just denser and more delicious.
I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
September 2012- Made my goal of competing at feather weight for Bjj (under 149 with a little water cut)
Now I'm just trying to maintain around 152ish to leave me in easy cutting range. Also trying to relax and eat more like a normal person now, balancing enjoying life and staying healthy.
| current weight: 19.4 over