I am new over here and had a couple of quick questions. After searching around the forums for a bit, I did that calculation in the sticky thread up top, which comes out telling me I would have to eat something like 12k calories a day to gain 1 pound a week!
Obviously eating 12k calories a day is probably not all that easy to accomplish. Right now I am guessing I have only been eating 3000-3500 calories a day, and isn't exactly the best stuff for me either.
Here is my situation.
I am 23, 5'9", 125 lbs. I have never really been able to gain weight, and my job requires 14 hr shifts 3 days a week with no lunch break. I need to find a food or some source of calories/protein that I can eat at work as my shift goes by.
Obviously to gain weight properly I need to begin a workout also, but until I get my caloric intake going the way it needs to be then I think it would be counterproductive to work out (i.e. I feel like I would lose even a little more weight).
Do any of you have suggestions on snackable foods that won't be bad for me, but are high in calories. I am not wanting to get giant or anything, but I would like to add 15-20 lbs of muscle mass over the summer and keep my body fat low like it is now.