How to Gain Weight
by Patrick Austin
Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports for a number
of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com.
He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer
In todays society, it seems as though everyone is obsessed
with losing weight, but there are people who actually want and
need to know how to gain weight.
Being underweight is just as unhealthy as being overweight. It
can lead to health problems such as anemia, bone loss, and heart
irregularities. Thats why it is so important to find your
healthy body weight and try to stay around that number. Here
is a site that can help you find your ideal body weight.
group that wants to know how to gain weight are body builders.
Their goal isnt necessarily to just gain weight in pounds,
but rather in muscle mass.
Obviously, the easiest way to gain weight is just gorging yourself
on fat and sugar filled foods. But that is an unhealthy and reckless
way to do it. Furthermore, you would only be increasing your body
fat rather than adding good weight. The goal should be to gain
weight by eating healthy, high protein foods.
Here are some tips that will show you how to gain weight the
How to Gain Weight Tip #1-Increase your caloric intake
Take the time to review how many calories you eat in a day.
Then, take that number and increase by 500-1000 calories. Now,
like I said earlier, dont increase your food intake with
greasy potato chips and hamburgers. You should add some grilled
chicken breast, tuna fish, and all-natural peanut butter to your
diet. Those foods will help with the weight gain, but not clog
your arteries. Try to have 5-6 small meals throughout the day
rather than the standard 3 large meals. This technique will help
keep a constant flow of nutrients going in your body. That's one
part of how to gain weight.
How to Gain Weight Tip #2-Add resistance training to your
In order to gain weight(and increase muscle mass), you have
to add resistance training to your workout routine. Im not
saying you should go out and try to increase your lifts by 100
pounds. All you need to do is make your routine just a little
tougher here and there. Maybe add 5 pounds to your dumbbells,
or wear some ankle weights while you are doing a cardio session.
It may not seem like much, but it will help in the long run.
How to Gain Weight Tip #3-Use some nutritional supplements
Adding supplements will help you achieve a healthy weight gain
more easily. You don't need to go out and spend fifty dollars
on some miracle pill or shake that promises to bulk you
up in two weeks. Supplements like that are garbage.
Try to incorporate something like whey protein powder into your
meal plan. Its inexpensive and helps to add quality protein
and calories to your diet. Here
is a good place to find some affordable whey protein powders
Here are some links to additional sites that can give you advice
on how to gain weight