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Foods To Help Weight Gain
Reduce weight: Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. To gain muscle, you have to exercise and increase your protein intake (probably need at least 70-100 grams of protein daily). ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Sure, but...: Eating more of anything can help you gain weight. Better to eat more calories but maintain a balanced diet with added fats and proteinsm as well as carbs. Also, important to exercise (especially muscle-building) so as not to just increase percent body fat alone. Look for high calorie, high nutrient foods like nuts, potatoes, fish, etc. ...Read more
Gluten-free: You can add more protein, and starches that are not wheat-based. Sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, various squashes, etc are fine, for instance. Eat fruits unless concerned about Insulin resistance. Also add healthy oils like coconut oil, olive oil. Eat larger portions and be physically active, including exercise with weights. You want the weight you gain, to be muscle rather than fat. ...Read more
Refined carbs: One wants to lower Insulin resistance and estrogen dominance. By eating 6 small meals a day with high quality protein, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, s especially berries, beans and low carbohydrate grains like quinoa you will lower Insulin resistance. Walnuts and almonds soaked, rinsed and added to salads are good. Too much fat increases estrogen dominance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dieting = less cal: Dieting means that you are choosing to eat fewer calories than you burn. Our practice finds that the average 200 pound person burns about 2000 cal per day. So, if they eat only 1200 cal per day, then they are breaking down fat from their body. (3500 cal = 1 lb). So, an 800 cal defecit daily should allow for a one pound weight loss in 4 days. About 7 pounds per month. Good luck. ...Read more
Increase Calories.: 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. ...Read more
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives you could choose; it's best to do this with a friend or group -- or even a nutritionist or coach. That way you have accountability and it also avoids isolation and discouragement. One helpful plan is dr. Joel fuhrman's: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/ also dr. Mark hyman's is great: http://drhyman.Com/ there are more! include consistent exercise too. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No quick results!: Mentally prepare yourself. This is hard work! high protein intake (1 gr/ 2, 2 lbs of body weight), include low rep resistance activity. Cut carbs, which will be replaced by protein. Keep hydrated. Exercise 5 x /wk alternating muscle groups! you will need two break days to repair and build muscle! ...Read more
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,.... ...Read more
Neither: The body uses the water it needs and pees the rest. ...Read more
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