After living outside of my home country for a while, I sometimes find it hard to find things I enjoy eating. So how often I eat and how much I eat now don’t really match my natural eating habits. I usually go three months without meat every year, which personally i find enriching and necessary. However this year I have decided to review my dietary patterns and come up with meal plans that will allow me to gain weight and has food I will actually enjoy.
When I mention to my friends that I want to gain weight the are all surprised. Because nowadays every one is trying to lose weight and it seems skinny is the new fit. To each his own however and I wish you the best in achieving your goal. Whether it be to gain or lose weight. But as for me I am trying to find a healthy way to gain some weight and be fit. Gaining weight isn’t as easy as it sounds, not if you want to do it right.
So I have been trying to get as much information as I can on how to accomplish my goal and I found these two articles very helpful.
Healthy Ways to Gain Weight
By Sonya Collins, Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS
“You can’t just throw high-calorie junk foods into your diet,” says Kim Larson, a dietitian in Seattle. You want to eat stuff with lots of calories, of course, but they’ve got to have nutrients, too.
With a little patience, though, you can cross the finish line. Just don’t expect to reach your daily goal of calories right away. You’ll most likely have to build up to that slowly.
What’s a good way to gain weight if you’re underweight?
Answers from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
Although being lean can often be healthy, being underweight can be a concern if it’s the result of poor nutrition or if you are pregnant or have other health concerns. So, if you’re underweight, see your doctor or dietitian for an evaluation. Together, you can plan how to meet your goal weight.
Here are some healthy ways to gain weight when you’re underweight:
- Eat more frequently. When you’re underweight, you may feel full faster. Eat five to six smaller meals during the day rather than two or three large meals.Read More
I hope you find these useful, have a blessed week.