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Boyfriend on maintenance - help!

pineapple_jojopineapple_jojo Member Posts: 445 Member Member Posts: 445 Member
My boyfriend has reached his goal weight, and is now on maintenance. But we're struggling to find clean(ish) high calorie foods to get him up to his target calories (2120) each day.

Has anyone got any suggestions please? He can't eat peanut butter and hates cold pasta and bananas before anyone goes down that road!

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  • BusyRaeNOTBustyBusyRaeNOTBusty Member Posts: 7,187 Member Member Posts: 7,187 Member
  • GetSodaGetSoda Member Posts: 1,289 Member Member Posts: 1,289 Member
    CHEESE.

    Agree

    also

    BACON
    BUTTER BUTTER
  • gmallangmallan Member Posts: 2,099 Member Member Posts: 2,099 Member
    Other nuts/nut butters, avocado, dark chocolate, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, dried fruit, quinoa, rice, fish
  • GetSodaGetSoda Member Posts: 1,289 Member Member Posts: 1,289 Member
    BIG EFFIN RIBEYE
  • Rage_PhishRage_Phish Member Posts: 1,514 Member Member Posts: 1,514 Member
    avocado, butter, olive oil
  • geekyjock76geekyjock76 Member Posts: 2,728 Member Member Posts: 2,728 Member
    How do you define clean foods? Some people are so rigid with this definition that they needlessly eliminate nutrient dense foods that happen to be on the higher caloric side. Considering his adjusted TDEE, his food choices are quite open.
  • hgyctahgycta Member Posts: 2,984 Member Member Posts: 2,984 Member
    Ribs, for sure.
  • erikmsp72erikmsp72 Member Posts: 137 Member Member Posts: 137 Member
    I buy, at our local discount club, some of that stuff in large and inexpensive quantities.

    Walnuts
    Pistachios
    Dried fruit (cherries, blueberries, raisins, et cetera)
    Almond butter
    Cream
    CHEESE
    Chocolate chips (easy to portion)
    Chicken (crock-pot it for easy cooking!)
    eggs
  • jayeisenoughjayeisenough Member Posts: 3 Member Posts: 3
    Quinoa, brown rice, granola
  • redladywitchredladywitch Member Posts: 924 Member Member Posts: 924 Member
    What is cleanish food?
  • CharCharyCharChary Member Posts: 220 Member Posts: 220
    Ha! Almost said peanut butter. This is challenging. I think greek yogurt topped with food items like fruit, raisins, and maybe mixing protein powder in them is a great idea. Mainly just taking the foods you used to eat (oatmeal, salads) and just adding MORE to them. I am curious what to others have to say though! Also, congratulations to your boyfriend for reaching his goal weight!
  • LiminalAscendanceLiminalAscendance Member Posts: 489 Member Member Posts: 489 Member
    I can certainly understand eating "clean," if that's your dietary goal (not sure what your definition is, exactly, however).

    It's hard to understand a male having problems hitting 2120 calories, however (clean or not).
  • nxd10nxd10 Member, Premium Posts: 4,525 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,525 Member
    cheese
    whole milk
    ice cream
    cashews
    almonds
    bread
    potatoes
    rice
    avocados
    orange juice
    figs
    dates
    lentils
    beans

    This is SO easy. A toasted bagel with butter is 500 calories.

    Anything a culture bases a traditional cuisine around has a lot of calories in it.
  • gmallangmallan Member Posts: 2,099 Member Member Posts: 2,099 Member
    Home made icecream with full fat cream and mix ins, full fat coconut cream, smoothies and juices, home made aoli or mayo added to meals, egg yolks
  • SailorKnightWingSailorKnightWing Member Posts: 875 Member Member Posts: 875 Member
    Rice. If you're still eating at a deficit, make it just for him with his meals.
  • takumakutakumaku Member Posts: 352 Member Member Posts: 352 Member
    The question should be, why does he feel he is struggling?

    Seapoint Farms - Edamame Berry Blend
    Nuts
    Cheese
    Greek Yogurt (full fat, low fat, etc.)
    Dried Fruit
    Full fat milk
    Cream
    Ricotta cheese
    Coconut
    Oils
    Olives
    Beans
    Canned tuna
    Whole grains
    Process grains (breads, etc.)

    Dates + blue cheese ... old standby
    Banana + nut butter ... old standby #2
    Raisins + nut butter ... old standby #3
    Trail mix ... old standby #4
  • pineapple_jojopineapple_jojo Member Posts: 445 Member Member Posts: 445 Member
    Thanks for the suggestions guys! By cleanish I meant nothing overly processed e.g crisps, chocolate, cake etc (the kind of stuff that got us on to mfp in the first place!)

    Also many thanks to charchary for the grats! I will pass them on!
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