Gaining Weight the Healthy Way

Gaining Weight the Healthy Way

While most people want to lose weight, there are some who want to gain
it. Although there’s a general perception that those who are
underweight are less prone to certain diseases, there are actually
risk factors associated with being too skinny. Among these factors is
malnutrition, which is the result of being unable to consume adequate
amounts of the nutrients that are needed by our body. There’s also
the risk of osteoporosis, which is more common among people who fall
below the average weight, causing lower bone mass densities.

Aside from the factors mentioned above, there are other reasons why
people need to gain weight. It could be for the simple reason of lack
of appetite, fueling the sports they are into, or building big
muscles.

Some say that gaining weight is much, much easier than losing it.
However, you can’t just go into a binge-eating spree just so you
could pack in as many pounds as you can. You need to do it the healthy
way, too, by following these tips:

Eat healthy foods

Just because you want to gain weight doesn’t
give you an excuse to go to your favorite fast food restaurant more
frequently. You still need to focus on eating healthy foods even
though you need more calories. Aside from being calorie-rich, the
foods you consume must have a lot of nutrients as well.

Eat more often

If you go for the regular three meals a day, you
can add more frequency with your eating. One sure-fire way of packing
in more calories is to eat food as often as your time and appetite
dictate. Try going for 4 meals a day for starters, and then when you
get used to eating more frequently, try increasing it to 5 or 6 per
day. Again, be sure to eat only foods that do not just load you up
with calories, but those that have nutrients, too.

Take weight gain supplements

– If you think supplements are only for
those who are in a weight-loss or bodybuilding program, think again.
There are actually weight
gainer supplements out there that are available both in pill or
powder form. There are even so-called ‘broad spectrum’ weight
gainer protein powder bodybuilding supplements that include creatine,
amino acids, complex carbs and hormonal support ingredients.

If you combine all of the above tips and include them in your
weight-gain program, packing in those pounds will become an easier
goal to achieve. Just be sure to consult with a health professional
the weight
gainer supplements that are ideal for you so you can be assured
that what you’ll take will be effective as they are safe.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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