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can you tell me what is the best way to gain healthy weight?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Calories + protein: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Lean proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eat healthy high: calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins.
Nov 25, 2014

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Could you tell me what's the best way to determine if you're at a healthy weight?

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Dr. Valencia Porter
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Body Mass Index: You can calculate your bmi at this website depending on your gender, height and weight: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm. Health risks can also be determined by waist to hip ratio: http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/waist-to-hip-ratio-calculator/.

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