I would think you should have an egg at least for breakfast and a complex carb toast plus the porridge...or the porridge and fruit for a mid morning snack.
What kind of sandwich? What kind of bread?
Dinner sounds good....
Yes, meats are good protein and iron
I have a protein with every meal. I hear it's better to eat calories rather than drink them...maybe add a protein drink with a meal rather than in between?
The gas and bloating could be from the yogurts and protein shakes, etc...because they contain milk products for the protein. They kill my gut with cramps..ugh. As well, some do contain artificial sweeteners that disagree with me..something for you to consider as well.
Definitely do the homework and make sure you have enough calories throughout the day to increase weight.
What's the goal weight you're wanting to be? I believe there's a "formula" for the calorie intake.
The trainer (forget his name) from Extreme Make-over focuses on the body type (ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph and the combinations) and what each one needs regarding diet to increase weight or decrease, as well as what exercises to do for whatever goal achieved. maybe research him and see what you get. I like his way of training.
If you're trying to gain weight, I would think too much cardio wouldn't be as good as strength training since the cardio burns more calories.
No, I'm not "into" fitness...but this is what I've picked up with working with a fitness competitor and her suggestions for my own fitness since I can lose weight fairly quickly by increasing my activity level and decreasing the higher calorie foods...
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