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What Food Should I Eat To Gain Healthy Weight
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
If I am healthy weight even a little underweight is junk food still bad for me? Even though I gain no weight. Still eat my veg & fruit
There is plenty of: Evidence that high fat, high salt foods are unhealthy even though you are at normal weight. Too much fat, carbohydrate and salt can adversely impact your blood fats (cholesterol and triglyceride levels), blood sugar, blood pressure, etc, and increase your risk for future blood vessel problems, cancer and other problems. Keep up with fruits/veggies; junk food is only an OCCASIONAL treat. Stay well! ...Read more
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, . ...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
Complex carbohydrate: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates as whole grains, 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Take in more calories than you need and you will gain. ...Read more
What are the healthy ways to gain weight? What foods should I eat? I'm 18, 5'4 and weighs only 90 pounds.
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. Proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck! ...Read more
Why do you wish to: Gain weight? How tall are you and how much do you weigh? Please consult your doctor before embarking on your plan to gain weight. If you are otherwise healthy, there is usually no reason to try to gain weight. ...Read more
Yes & Yes.: Yes. The reason is that many of these foods are high in calories, high in simple sugars & high in saturated fat. Processed foods also tend to have a high salt content. Junk food usually has lower nutritional value than healthy foods. You know the old adage: junk in - junk out. The junk is the outcome for your body. ...Read more
Hi, I'm about 5, 6 and roughly 110 lbs. I've been trying to gain weight, I eat plenty of healthy food most of the time and workout. What els can I do?
Weight gain: Gaining weight is excess calories. Being 16 you're burning calories like a furnace. Muscle gain is the desired goal, increase in total calories is needed. Up protein, carbs, n maintain fat content (don't lower or raise it) exercise should be focused on beginner weight training, and a trainer is highly recommended to avoid injury. Go slow and don't rush, proper technique trumps heavy weights. ...Read more
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, 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. ...Read more
Lean protein: Cheap whey or (for vegetarians) soy powders are readily available. Lean meat, especially chicken and fish, are on your menu if you like them. What's more important is avoid the very greasy / very sugary / very salty stuff that most of us tend to overeat -- don't buy any, and impress your friends by preferring fruits & vegetables; you may find they taste better anyway! ...Read more
I want to gain weight. What is a healthy food that will help that? Or what could I eat a lot of? I weigh 121 I lost 4 lbs recently.
Protein and Fat: I would suggest increasing your caloric intake with smaller more frequent meals. Lean protein (e.g. free range chicken, wild salmon, legumes) and healthy fats (nuts, coconut oil, avocado) can help with gains in lean muscle mass and weight. I would be careful consuming increased amounts of sugar (e.g. high fructose corn syrup) which will lead to unhealthy weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to gain weight. M not thin but my hubby wants me to be a bit more healthy. What fatty food do I eat. M veg. Share diet plan n food items to gain wt?
Depends: You will live longer it you are skinny. Coconut oil is good for you. ...Read more
Is it healthy for a teenager to have a big appetite? Is it wrong for a teenager to have a big appetite? My daughter is 14 years old and she eats all the time but she doesn't gain weight. She says she loves food. Is this normal. I was young too and can eat
Most: Most girls have a growth spurt between the ages of 10 to 14 years old. This is a time of growth as well as the development that comes with puberty. Your daughter may require extra calories. If she is physically active she will be burning calories faster. You can check with your doctor to see if she is in the normal weight range for a girl of her height. What is important is that she eats healthy and well balanced meals, hydrates well with water and remains physically active. One possible drawback to eating large amounts is that it can become a habit. As she gets older or if she becomes more sedentary, her caloric needs can decrease. If that happened and she continued to have a high food intake (especially if we are talking junk food); then she could experience an unhealthy weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I gain weight and build some muscles. I do eat a lot of healthy food but it doesn't seem to work?
Resistance training: In order to gain muscle weight you have to challenge your muscles. Lifting weights is a good way to challenge your muscles to grow. You would need to take in more calories than you need based on your age and weight in order to gain weight if you are lifting. You would also need at least 1gram per kilogram of body weight of protein to help build new muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more
Yes: If you eat too many calories, healthy food or not, you will gain weight. ...Read more
What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?
Many options: Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus. You can also take prenatal vitamins to supplement. Light, non-strenuous exercise is okay too, as long as you used to exercise before you became pregnant. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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