I find that I am at or close to going over my range. I have started Body Building...literally, and my hunger level is through the roof! 2000 calories is gone in no time for me.
What I can suggest that will be both healthful and full of all sorts of things that you need, including calories...Protein Shakes. You can buy premade ones with up to 350 calories/50 grams protein. I do want to caution you though that unless you have "sticky blood" a genetic disorder, your body, any one's body for that matter, can only use and digest up to about 30-35 grams per intake, every 2.5 to 4 hours. Anything more than that and it will be eliminated from the body through your urine. Those of us with sticky blood can consume 60+ grams per meal/snack and actually absorb all of the protein with little to no waste.
I like making my own shakes when calories permit. I take a scoop of vanilla protein powder (110 to 150 calories for the brands I use), put in a single serving container of any flavor yogurt, pina colada is great, add some fruit like pineapple, a splash or 2 of coconut milk, some flax seed and I'm all good to go! I get bwt 30 and 60 grams of protein, healthy carbs, fiber, omega 3s, and all for 200-300 calories.
Frozen fruit is amazing in shakes as it takes the place of ice cubes, thickens the shake, and it makes it REALLY cold. Add water to thin the shake to your desired level.
The following brands I use:
* Jay Robb (completely clean and natural)
* ISOPURE Whey Protein Isolate
* Gold Standard Pro-Complex (a blend of different proteins including Casein w/ an amazing amino profile)
* Gold Standard Pure Casein which is used as a meal replacement or overnight drink ONLY! Casein is a slow metabolising protein that can take 4-7 hours to completely breakdown. It is not good to use Pure Casein for after workouts unless it's your meal and you combine it with a faster digesting protein like Whey/Egg and simple carbs like fruit.
Edited by: MRSPRINCESS07 at: 4/1/2009 (21:44)