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A List of Calorie Dense Foods

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  • thisPGHlifethisPGHlife Posts: 441Member, Premium Member Posts: 441Member, Premium Member
    Guess we can start bumping this one again. Forgive me if I repeat!

    https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spinach-artichoke-dip?intcid=inline_amp
  • thisPGHlifethisPGHlife Posts: 441Member, Premium Member Posts: 441Member, Premium Member
    This seemed like a good a time as any to bump this.

    I'll add one of my recent favorites. A caramel rice cake with the creamy Earth balance coconut peanut butter. Comes to 145 calories. Two rice cakes and a serving of the peanut butter is 290 calories of bomb af snack.
  • kbushe3221kbushe3221 Posts: 66Member Member Posts: 66Member Member
    Why peanut butter why must you be so high in calories?!?!?! When I was pregnant I would spoon it out the jar 🥜😓😩
  • thisPGHlifethisPGHlife Posts: 441Member, Premium Member Posts: 441Member, Premium Member
    kbushe3221 wrote: »
    Why peanut butter why must you be so high in calories?!?!?! When I was pregnant I would spoon it out the jar 🥜😓😩

    Haha I know. That's kinda the point of this thread though. While I don't have trouble getting my calories, I do love peanut butter so I find a way!
  • JTGJTGJTGJTG Posts: 50Member Member Posts: 50Member Member
    That looks delicious! Wonder if I can find the pomegranate molasses anywhere besides "Whole Paycheck"?
  • suzanne6094suzanne6094 Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    Thanks, someone tagged me in this post and it is gonna be very helpful, think maybe as I am already trying to gain weight I should not be so focused on "healthy foods" just eat....
  • Panini911Panini911 Posts: 2,325Member Member Posts: 2,325Member Member
    Thanks, someone tagged me in this post and it is gonna be very helpful, think maybe as I am already trying to gain weight I should not be so focused on "healthy foods" just eat....

    but who is defining "healthy"? that has different meanings to different people.

    plus, MANY foods on this list ARE healthy. nuts. pb made of "only nuts", healthy oils. cheese. full fat dairy VS low fat. beans. pasta, rice, beans and lentils. salmon. avocados. all are very good healthful foods.
    edited May 21
  • bjkoziarabjkoziara Posts: 158Member Member Posts: 158Member Member
    CyberTone wrote: »
    kjdaniel06 wrote: »
    I'm new to the weight loss thing. So just know that I'm not saying anything to try to be rude or offensive. And I also don't have much time to read all of the comments to figure this out lol. But why do you want to have more calories? I thought you were supposed to intake less calories and exercise to burn them off?
    Not everyone on MFP is trying to lose weight or looking for low calorie foods. There are some people who naturally have a low appetite or there are people who are bulking (eating above maintenance while resistance training to gain muscle) and are looking for food that is calorie-dense so they can meet their goals. There are people who have had weight loss surgery and can not eat a large amount of food at one time, so they also may need this list. There are also other situations where this list is very helpful.
    There were only 13 comments to this post. That really is not too many comments to not be able to have read them prior to posting.

    To piggyback off that reply, which I agree with, there are also people whose goal is to lose weight but still struggle with getting the right amount of calories. For me, I am eating more unprocessed foods and lots of fiber, which fills me up. I often find that when I've planned out my day I'm only at 1200 calories, which for someone my size is too few, so it's helpful to know what you can reach for to get some more calories in without feeling too full.
  • suzanne6094suzanne6094 Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    ok the peanut butter sandwich is really helping to get me to my calories a day but the "bread" is too much, so going to see what else is calorie dense, but is maybe not so heavy on the stomach?

    What works best for you

    Nuts and greek yogurt?

  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,436Member Member Posts: 12,436Member Member
    ok the peanut butter sandwich is really helping to get me to my calories a day but the "bread" is too much, so going to see what else is calorie dense, but is maybe not so heavy on the stomach?

    What works best for you

    Nuts and greek yogurt?

    Peanut butter and sliced apple goes great :smiley:
  • diannethegeekdiannethegeek Posts: 14,831Member Member Posts: 14,831Member Member
  • Montgomery29Montgomery29 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    If I'm still missing 1000 calories at the end of the day (need 2000 calories to lose weight) can I eat something unhealthy like potato chips to reach 2000 and still lose weight? Or does it have to be things like mentioned in the first post?
  • NovusDiesNovusDies Posts: 5,786Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,786Member, Premium Member
    If I'm still missing 1000 calories at the end of the day (need 2000 calories to lose weight) can I eat something unhealthy like potato chips to reach 2000 and still lose weight? Or does it have to be things like mentioned in the first post?

    You can eat anything you want. It is better not to view food in terms of "healthy" and "unhealthy". There are foods that are more nutrient dense and there are foods we need to moderate.

    In terms of a single day it doesn't really matter unless something makes you sick or doesn't abate your hunger for long enough. You could have an ice cream day ever so often if you can get away with it.

    A few months ago I unintentionally proved that you can lose weight eating primarily pizza for an entire week. There were no changes in my health markers that get checked every 4 months either. I don't say that is a good idea but my circumstances during that week were pretty rough and I had no appetite. I didn't even enjoy the pizza but I needed calories and I had a bunch of it frozen.
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