Hi, not sure if you're still following this thread, but how are you getting along Jeff2health? I was wondering if you had any advice for my boyfriend - he's been weightlifting for around 10 years. Not competitive style but consistent at home workouts. Around 7 months ago he turned vegan (before he was eating a LOT of meat and dairy, as well as whey protein powders) and at first he was loving it and felt great...until he realised that he'd lost 3 kilos in one month. His goal at the time was to gain 5 kilos (so now it's 8!). Since then he's been trying to religiously eat 3000 calories a day but he's reaaaaaaaally struggling. He doesn't naturally have much of an appetite, and plant based food fills him up very quickly. Obviously he's opting for nutrient dense foods, like nuts, avocados and oats, but even with those foods he's struggling to meet his 3000 calories target. He's experiencing a lot of acid reflux, tummy ache, flatulence etc from the overeating, and so is really losing motivation to remain vegan. Does anyone have any experience with this or advice?? He's feeling pretty miserable so would be great if anyone out there has an experience to share. I think if he listened to his body he would be eating 2000-2500 calories on the days he doesn't do exercise (I'm a non weightlifting woman, and I think I would find it way easier to meet that 3000 calorie target if necessary, but I guess we're not all made the same haha).