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I try to think about my weekly surplus/deficit of calories, so making calories up on another day is not the worst approach. If your goal is to gain weight then eating at a surplus is necessary.
Another option is to eat more calorically dense foods. Peanut butter, whole milk if you can do dairy, protein shakes (with PB and whole milk?!) if you don’t want to chew your calories.
I am NOT a doctor nor anywhere in the medical field but have taken SSRIs before. You might consider trying another kind if it’s affecting your appetite. I have lots of friends who had to tinker and try different options before they found one that worked well for them.
agree with calorie dense food - putting peanut butter into smoothies, cooking things in oil, grated cheese on ALL the meals, lashings of butter on sandwiches and bread, full fat mayo... easy ways to get in calories without increasing your food volume :)
My boyfriend has a very small stomach an appetite, and is also trying to gain weight. Since we have very different appetites and caloric needs (I have big appetite and need few calories, he's the opposite), I've learned how to make both high-volume, low-calorie meals and low-volume, high calorie meals. Basically you'll be wanting the latter. For instance: I would eat a whole cup of oats and make it with water. 300cals. For you, I'd make half a cup and make it with whole milk and butter ~400cals. And that's before sides/toppings, of course. A whole egg fried in oil(as opposed to the popular poached egg) would be ~90cals and a couple prices of bacon would be ~80 cals.
It just takes a little bit of research and a different way of thinking! Try your best at doing low-volume, high-calorie as well as upping your protein, and that should hopefully help!
I've found that cold smoothies with lots of protein powder and peanut butter were very helpful for meeting my calorie needs when I don't have appetite due to med changes. I'd make a giant smoothie pitcher in the morning and drink it one glass at a time over the course of hours. For me it was easier to drink more if it was super cold. I have the habit to drink water throughout the day so substituting it with another liquid did not require that much effort. If you can't do smoothies you can try sipping on regular milk, soy milk, kefir or another high protein/calorie drink.
If I’m not able to meet my calories for the day, can I just eat much more tomorrow to make up for it?
Yes you can but what happens if you have the same problem tomorrow?
Look at ways to make foods more calorie dense without increasing the overal volume.
I’d recommend checking out Boney to Beastly, they’ve got a good free guide on bulking up, basically you want to get calories in by consuming liquids as they won’t fill you up as much. Stay away from foods that require lots of chewing.
Also foods like minced meat can be very beneficial as it’s already broken down so easier on your digestive system!
Hope this helps
Specifically, you should review this section here about Gaining muscle and strength
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