U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 43-year-old member asked:

I've been lifting weights for the past few months. what can i do to increase my body mass? what is a good way to do this?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Calories, heavy wts: The best way to gain body mass is to eat, eat, eat. You need more calories then you burn off. For lean mass, you won't to watch the kinds of foods that you eat. You don't just want to eat pizza, donuts, soft drinks. You should shoot for lots of healthy proteins, healthy fats, and nonprocessed carbohydrates. As for the weights, shoot for heavy weights and low repetitions.
Last updated Jan 11, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.