It is a common phenomenon that we hear that people talk about losing weight and making special New Year resolutions to loose out that extra fatty layer from their waists, but what about those who want to gain weight and add on a few extra kilos to get that perfect chubby look?
Truth is you can eat anything you want without gaining weight because you're not eating a lot. I know you think you do, but you're not. Otherwise you wouldn't be skinny. Here's how to gain weight for skinny people.
For the majority of Americans, "envious" is the word that comes to mind for anyone who needs to gain weight. Most people are on the other end of the scale, desperately trying to lose weight.
But for people who struggle to maintain a healthy weight or are trying to gain weight, it can be a real challenge. Reasons for needing to gain weight include health issues, lack of appetite, fueling sports, building muscle, or just trying to overcome skinny genes.
Being a little underweight is not necessarily a problem.
If you want or need to gain weight, do it the healthy way - which is not about bellying up to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Focus on healthy foods to gain weight, because even though you have more leeway with calories, good nutrition still rules.
The goal is to choose foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and calories so each bite is loaded with good nutrition.
Try to eat six times a day, with each meal (or at least three of them) containing protein, starch, vegetable, and fat.
Eat often and choose wisely, and you can expect to gain an average of half a pound to 1 pound per week.
Plant fats such as nuts, peanuts, seeds, peanut butter, almond butter, avocados, hummus, and oils are great sources of healthy fats loaded with nutrients and calories.
Dried fruits are a concentrated source of calories that can be tossed on salads, yogurts, cereals, desserts, and trail mixes - or eaten alone.
Another easy way to add calories is to drizzle olive or canola oil on vegetables, salads, whole grains, soups, casseroles, and stews.
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