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Tips for Optimizing Your Daily Calorie Intake

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Move aside weight loss tips and tricks, the purpose of this post is for those who are looking to put some weight on. There are a number of reasons to want to gain weight; maybe your reason for weight gain is because you want to bulk up for fitness-related goals or maybe it’s because no matter how much you eat you can’t seem to keep weight on. Or, perhaps, it’s because there’s an underlying medical condition that’s preventing you from putting weight on. For those with an extra fast metabolism, it makes gaining weight that much harder to accomplish.

To one, it may seem like common sense that for weight gain to occur, just consume more calories. Well yes, that’s true. But typically, when you fill your plate with additional calories, it makes for an extra filling meal and can limit your overall daily calorie consumption, thus hurting your weight gain goals. Cue CB-1 Weight Gainer as a tool to help with weight gain. This proprietary blend of naturally sourced ingredients acts on certain receptors within the brain to promote hunger, and thus the intake of additional calories for weight gain.

Macronutrients and Their Effect on Fullness

The guidebook that is provided with each order of CB-1 highlights information about calories for weight gain, exercise for weight gain, how to maximize weight gain, and more. You’ll also find nutrition education about the different macronutrients (Fats, Protein, Carbohydrates) to better understand the power of food. Keep reading for tips on optimizing your daily calorie intake!


Fats aren’t necessarily the most filling macronutrient, which can be a good thing for weight gain. Depending on the type of fat consumed, it can be more or less filling. Nevertheless, fats are great for adding additional calories to your overall daily intake. If you are someone who gets full fast, it may benefit you to spread out your fat intake throughout the day by including small to moderate amounts at meal and snack times.


There’s a lot of talk around protein, especially in terms of how much to consume per day based on varying goals. The recommended daily intake for protein for the average sedentary individual, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is 56 grams/day for men and 46 grams/day for women. Now, these recommended intakes will vary based on fitness goals and medical conditions. However, with that being said, individuals who are wanting to gain weight will benefit from getting the majority of their daily calorie intake from carbohydrates first, and secondly, fats. Plus, certain carbohydrate foods contain small to moderate amounts of protein too such as whole grains, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, legumes, yogurts, and soy products.


Carbohydrates might just be the most appealing group of macronutrients. For reasons such as flavor, versatility, fast source of fuel, and depending on the type of carbohydrate, a minimal effect on fullness. This group is perfect for those who are trying to gain weight because unlike protein and fat, they generally aren’t as filling and they make up most of your daily intake. For optimal weight gain, be sure to include a variety of carbohydrate sources in your diet so that they make up the majority of your total daily intake. It’s generally not recommended for individuals to include more simple carbohydrates (candies, cakes, white bread, white rice, pasta, pizza dough, sodas, juices, etc.) in their diet because of the current overweight and obesity epidemics. However, for those struggling to gain weight, temporarily eating these sources of carbohydrates promotes increased calorie intake because of the fast digestion time.


The guidebook provided with your purchase is a great resource for tips on maximizing your weight gain. Some of the greatest takeaways on helping you along your weight gain journey are to plan your meals ahead of time, adding side dishes to your main meals (hello, extra calories), and keeping your kitchen stocked. There may be trials and errors along the way, especially if you’re not used to consuming large volumes of food; remember, small steps at a time! Let these resources be your guide when you feel lost or overwhelmed. Lastly, remember to always keep snacks on hand. Things like granola, protein bars, nut butter packs, dried fruit, jerky, and nut and seed bars are great on-the-go snacks.

About the Author
Hi! My name is Bree.
I believe in getting back to our roots. Nourishing our bodies doesn’t have to be complex, time-consuming, or a mastery of art. My philosophy as a registered dietitian is to guide you towards your idea of health with sound recommendations – to encourage what works for you and your family. My hope is to inspire others to have fun in the kitchen, to be creative, and to fuel their body with wholesome foods. Follow me on Instagram at @nutritionformysoul for more meal inspiration and creative content!