Although those who are obese are often desperate to lose weight, probably the biggest and most overlooked group of people are those on the other end of the coin – those who are very skinny and desperate to gain weight. In this article, I’m going to address just what you need to do to gain the right kind of weight.
What you need to do to gain weight…
As you’ve probably guessed already, to gain any kind of weight whatsoever, you need to eat more than you currently do, on a consistent level, and eat ever increasing amounts so your body is always taking in more food energy than it is expending.
But, if you are a lifelong skinny person, you may well be the kind who eats a lot of food already, and still struggles to put weight on. Well, the only answer to that is, you’ve got to eat even more. And yes, it may border on ridiculous amounts, but, by eating the right, most calorie-dense foods, you can make it far easier on yourself.
It’s about calorie intake – not actual food volume!
You need to familiarize yourself with foods which contain a lot of calories. It’s calories which make you bigger and not the actual volume of food. For instance, a packet of peanuts will contain more calories than a big bowl of carrots. Peanuts won’t fill you up, but the carrots will. So, if you struggle to eat huge volumes of food – what do you go for? It’s a no-brainer!
Here are several good, calorie dense foods which you should take advantage of when trying to gain weight:
Include plenty of them in your diet, and you calorie tally will be way up there.
But, you don’t want to just gain any old kind of weight…
Let me tell you, you may look at people with fat on them now and wish that was you, but trust me, once you’ve crossed over that line and become the antithesis of what you are now, it won’t be long before you begin to feel unhappy about your body again. You need to hit the happy medium – and that is size without fat – which means one thing: more muscle size.
Whilst overeating (in a balanced way), you need to begin on a weight training regime. This will see to it that most of your nutrients will turn into firm, useful, and aesthetically pleasing muscle mass, rather than saggy, and stretch mark-laden fat.