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10 Healthy Foods for Weight Gain

29 May, 2021 Ayesha Sana

Group of people with increased metabolism, energetic and active lifestyle, thinner body frame often finds it difficult to gain weight. Moreover, bullies and society are always there to judge you and pass comments. Before we take others seriously, what we must first understand is that everyone is different & unique.

You can never compare yourself to others and you must not do that. If you are here to read and follow the diet that follows, make sure you do it for yourself, you do it because you want to do it and not because you want to “fit” yourself in the standards set by society. Otherwise, you are simply encouraging the concept of body shaming which you don’t even realize!

Also, some people are naturally skinny. You can be underweight or overweight, what actually matters is that you should be healthy despite what the weight machine shows.

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Now, there are certain reasons why some people never gain weight. No matter how much they eat. Vice versa also exists equally. No matter how much a person tries, he never loses weight. Let us have a look at some of the most common reasons for not gaining weight.

  • Lifestyle
  • Thyroid
  • Physical activities
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Intestinal issues

It is not impossible to gain weight. The most common and efficient way to gain weight is by following a healthy diet. Proper intake of calories is necessary as that is what actually helps in actual weight gain. Apart from efficient eating, good cardio and exercise can also help. Aerobic exercise helps build up muscle mass and weight gain. Also, while you try to gain weight, remember it is a slow and steady process. Your weight gain should be slow and gradual. Sudden weight changes harm the body and make room for various diseases.

Below, is given a list of ten food items that will help you gain weight in a safe manner:

  • Protein-rich food: Protein is the most important nutrient when it comes to weight gain. Our muscles are made up of protein. Apart from that, the other ingredients often end up existing as fat in our body which definitely helps in gaining weight but is not healthy at all. It will make you look fat and obese. SO, make sure your diet is rich in protein.
  • Energy-dense food: They are lesser in quantity but have higher calories. Increasing the intake of calories is important and is the most convenient way to gain weight.
  • Potato, Sweet potato, Yam: These are tubers and are rich in calories. It is easier to eat a lot of it.
  • Nuts: Nuts are the most efficient food item to be included in your diet. You can soak 10-12 almonds overnight and eat them in the morning. Nuts and dry fruits of all kind are very healthy and efficient in weight gain.
  • Vegetables with heft: Avoid watery vegetables as they have lesser calories. Include beetroot, carrot, corn, avocado, etc in your diet.
  • Whole grain bread: It is the healthiest option in bread and is high in calories.
  • Sugary food: You should not gorge on sugary food and desserts but have them occasionally as it is good for your health. Try including dark chocolate in your diet.
  • Butter, cheese, mayonnaise: They have a high amount of fat; the Body needs an adequate amount of fat as well. Though too much fat is harmful, a little amount is definitely necessary for the basic diet for any human being.
  • Milk: Drinking milk and other beverages with higher calories help you gain weight effortlessly.
  • Red meat and eggs: They are again high in both protein and fat with a good number of calories.

Healthy diet helps you remain fit and build up your immunity as well. Though, gaining and losing weight is one’s personal choice, remaining healthy is everyone’s main aim. Only a healthy body can have a healthy mind. Remaining active and productive throughout the day is important, at the same time following a proper diet is much necessary.

You can also visit a dietician or appoint a personal trainer who will provide you with a personalized diet plan and exercises to remain fit and healthy, which will be suitable for your body. Many people may be allergic to certain food items. Do make sure, the diet you follow suits you. Stay healthy, stay fit!