Weight gain seems to be a difficult task as weight loss. Some people depend on junk foods, highly processed food, sugary foods, overeating, unhealthy food. Inspite of gaining weight all these things lead to health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart diseases.
Being underweight or less weight can be because of any reason. Genetics, hypothyroidism, weak immune system and type 2 diabetes can be possible cause of less weight.
In this article we will discuss a healthy way to gain weight.
1. Eat Energized Food
Some underweight people tend to eat more calories and gain weight. It is better to eat healthy foods to gain weight in healthier way. Try to eat energy dense foods to gain weight. List of healthy foods that contain calories to gain weight is:
- Dried Fruits
- Diary Products
- Potatoes, sweet potatoes
Many of these foods are filling. It is better to force yourself to keep eat even if you feel full. It is a good idea to avoid vegetables as they leave less room for energy dense food.
2. Eat at Short Interval
Eating mini meals after short interval can help you while gaining weight. Your mini meals between meals can include fruit smoothies, nuts, peanut butter, almond butter sandwiches etc.
3. Heavy Weight lift Exercises
Underweight people need heavy weight lift exercises to boost their metabolism and to improve the effect of high carb food in their diet.
For this go to gym and lift 2-3 times per week. Lift heavy and try to increase the volume over time. It is advisable to consult doctor if you have medical issues.
4. Avoid Unhealthy or Processed Foods
Although unhealthy or processed foods lead to gain weight but these have negative impact on health and cause health issues such as eating disorders, infections, diabetes, cancer and many other.
5. Weight Gain Process is Gradual
Like weight loss weight gain is a slow process that happens after some period of time. It is good to keep motivated yourself. Don’t expect results overnight.