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Gaining healthy weight

By | July 14th 2010 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

To gain weight, you must ensure your meals are consistent. This means no skipping meals. Taking fewer meals will force your body to use stored fat, leading to weight loss.

Increase your calorie intake

Calories are part of what makes your body. Therefore, how much you take and the value greatly matters. Increase your calorie intake and food portions to exceed what you burn each day. The extra calories will be used to build up the muscle tissues in the body.

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Increase foods with higher calories such as avocados, olives and sandwiches. Add wheat germ to your cereal and eat whole-grain breads. Potatoes, kidney beans, lean red meat, chicken and fish are also rich in calories.
However, junk and greasy foods are not the right way to gain weight because they contain unhealthy fats such as trans-fats and saturated fats.

Healthy fats include omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish like tuna, salmon, flax, and walnuts. Good sources of protein include lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds and legumes. Healthy carbohydrate sources include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Exercise

I know you are wondering what exercise has to do with adding weight. Exercise is a natural body builder. It may not increase the fats but it sure increases the body mass by building muscles.

Do exercises that increase muscles such as push-ups and lifting weights.

It may take time to gain the intended weight but patience, persistence and a weekly or monthly goal will help.

Gaining weight healthily can be just as rewarding to the mind as it can be to the body.

If need be, consult a nutritionist.


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