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Can you tell me how i could gain weight in a healthy way?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gain weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your 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
Provided original answer
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.
Feb 8, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your 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
Foods to help with: healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins.

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Can i tell me how i can gain weight any simple way?

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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not simple: That are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out 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, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, >.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what's the best way possible to gain weight in a healthy way?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One way: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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for at least 5 servings of vegetables (sweet potatoes) & 4 servings of fruit (bananas) per day. Fruit makes a great snack & this is one time that dried fruits really make sense (prunes & figs). Many people eat more tuna when working to gain weight but you need to watch Mercury content. Try sunflower or flax seeds. These are some tips but a trainer or a nutritionist can give you more.
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What are some ways i can gain weight, in a healthy way?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Nutrition : The simple rule is to increase the amount of calories you are consuming. You did not mention what is your height and weight and what is your goal. I would recommend to start exercise program and do some weight training while paying attention to diet . Eat frequently and a balanced diet. Studies suggest that weight training increase growth hormone testosterone to help you gain weight and muscle.
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Can you recommend a healthy way to gain weight?

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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gain weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water.
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What is a good way to gain weight in a healthy way?

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