I am 5.9 and ~125lbs (180cm, 57kg). As you can see that's not very much. I'm lifting for a year now, started with 115lbs, but I still look like I've never worked out haha.
I've found out that the generic calories calculator don't count for me, as I am ectomorphic; so I need more than 2800 kcal / day. My problem is that I've got a sensible stomach. I am eating around 3000 kcals / day and I haven't gained any pound this year; 3000 is my absolutely limit, I cannot eat more. I've tried peanut butter, fruit cakes, porridge, fruits, smoothies, shakes, etc. Most people say I should eat as much as I can, and my stomach gets used to it, so I can eat more. But that doesn't count for me either (as I said, the stomach is really sensible :/ )
I need some easily digestible meals, so I can eat more than 3000. I am a little bit intolerant to soy and I can't eat lots of fats in one meal. These are two further problems.
My current meal plan
Breakfast: shake: 100g oatmeal, 1 big banana, 1/2 cup of berries, 1 orange, 1 glass of oat milk, 1 tbsp rice/pea protein (700 kcal)
Snack: fruits e.g. 100g of dates and ~30g nuts e.g. cashews, pistachio, peanuts (500kcal)
Lunch: 150g pasta with 250g tomato sauce and vegetables (600 kcal)
Dinner: Rice salad with lentils (500 kcal) plus same cake (300 kcal)
Snack: 2 small slices of bread with peanut butter (300 kcal)
all in all about 2900 kcal: 90g protein, 420g carbs, 80g fat
That's what I ate yesterday. And there's just no more space in my stomach for more food. The morning shake is really heavy food for me, even though it's liquid.
I want to be stronger and bigger; and I want that people around me get rid of the prejudice that vegans are small, thin, etc. Any hints for me?