Gaining weight was always impossible to me, even as a child.
My body was burning over 2000 calories a day just resting (had a metabolical test). My husbands thought was that my body does not absorb certain foods well and therefore does not gain weight from it, plus my metabolism must be messed up due to my former SAD diet.
Since getting off of carbohydrates I have been losing weight. Despite me scarfing down as much raw butter and olive oil as I can take without throwing up
I am terrified to lose even more, I have nothing left to lose. I weight roughly 47 kg's at the moment.
We don't have the budget to eat actual raw paleo, and can not afford to buy a lot of meat, avocados, nuts...so we avoid some of the worse things at least and focus on me gaining weight without grains.
Right now I eat raw butter with lunch meat, since lunch meat is cheap. I know its not great. Sometimes some aged cheese. I eat about 125 grams of butter
I also supplement with cold pressed olive oil. 5 table spoons a day. I eat some fruits throughout the day too.
I chose olive oil and butter over other fatty foods, because I will be able to ingest more fat/ calories with a lesser amount of food.
So things like raw milk, cream, avocados...will get me full before I have absorbed enough calories.
I have eaten some bread here and there on occasion because we had not groceries and a bakery across the street, but it seems my body can not deal with it anymore. I get stomach aches to bowel problems, a weird hazy feeling and I break out!
Anyhow, I need to figure out how many calories I need to take in to gain weight, and how and what.
I am breastfeeding and my son does not eat solids yet (only test out some foods once in a while), so I need even more calories than I normally would. To gain AND make enough milk. He is 11 months old and needs a lot of calories (he is 27 1/2 in and 23 lbs so nice and fat).
Can someone help me develop a plan? Maybe I need to eat more often than I am hungry. Could I add more olive oil? I am somewhat worried that drinking oil is unhealthy.
Is there maybe a low cost way to get my hands on high calorie raw animal fat, and would it provide me with enough calories?
Is my diet maybe the reason I am not absorbing enough calories?
Seriously any advice you can give will help me see this more clearly. I need to gain NOW.