Do you have one of those friends who can eat anything and everything and never gain a pound? I think all of us do who have some pounds we want to lose. Well that friend may very much want to gain weight and fill out their thin physic. If you are that skinny person, here are some tips to help you do just that.
Do replace water with fruit drinks and sports drinks that contain calories (not soda which causes more harm than good). You want drinks with calories but not necessarily sugar.
Do eat nutritious foods that are high in calories. Making a food log (just as dieters do) will show you where you need to change food choices you are making to food choices that are higher in calories. Some calorie dense food choices might be potatoes, corn, peas, granola cereal, avocado, peanut butter, olives.
Eat at least 3 balanced meals a day with something representing all food groups at each meal. You must have protein at every meal!!!
Eat at least 3 snacks a day. Milkshakes, fruit smoothies, ice cream, chips with dip, crackers with peanut butter. Don’t avoid fats, oils and sweets but don’t over indulge either. You want to add calories that have nutritional value.
You must eat more calories than you are expending. People who need to add weight just don’t eat enough. So increase your calories: when eating a sandwich add avocado, cheese and salad dressing to your sandwich to boost the calories; when having cereal add fruit to your bowl; when having pasta add meat to the sauce. Keep adding things on to your snacks.
Keep aerobic and cardio exercise to a minimum.
Do weight lifting. Weight lifting creates bulky muscles that will help fill out that thin build. You want fewer reps high weight.
Remember people who have trouble gaining weight usually have an extremely high metabolic rate that makes consuming more calories than you need tough. Eat often, add extras to your meals (dips, condiments, salad dressing), and lift weights to create muscle bulk.
Checking with your physicians to make sure you don’t have a medical condition is a good idea if you are still having trouble gaining weight.