(Closed) Weight Gain?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

sumshine.dawn:  I am really sorry to hear what you’ve been through. My weight has been problematic over time because of medications that have made me gain weight but then another would make me lose weight, to the point of being underweight, although not significantly. I was reading these tips on the CDC and BMI websites the other day for healthy weight gain, because I have the tendency to live on carbs and vegetables. I’m not certain if it works, because honestly they sound more like weight LOSS tips, but it might be worth a try. Good luck, dear Bee.

The best way to add weight is to increase your intake of complex carbohydrates, particularly whole grain ones. Foods like whole wheat bread, muffins, pasta, crackers, and bagels are good to include. Also, legumes and fruits would be wise choices.

In order to gain weight, you will have to eat more calories. You will need to include regular exercise and strength training into your lifestyle in order to prevent gaining too much weight as fat. And, as I mentioned, those extra calories should come mainly from additional carbohydrate.

To start, set up a realistic goal weight for yourself. You may need to resign yourself to a less than (what you may consider) an ideal weight. Make good nutrition your priority, and weight gain the second.

It is best to gain weight slowly and steadily. This will help to ensure that your weight gain is in the form of lean body mass and not excessive fat. Don’t try to gain more than 1/2 pound a week.

Some more tips<br /> Drink 6-8 glasses of distilled water a day. Eat frequent but small meals. Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables (green leafy vegetables are great). Do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop,…<br /> Do not eat processed foods; white sugar, white flower,… Avoid red meat and animal fats. Reduce intake of dairy products. Do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke.

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