Healthy Diet Plans for Gaining Weight

Do you get laughed at on the beach because you look like a bean pole? I used to, and it’s no fun. If you do then you might want to consider a weight gaining diet. Doctors still dont know why some people simply dont put on weight but it generally comes down to metabolism and genetics. This article will give you food (pun intended) for thought about a weight gaining diet.

Talk to your Doctor

If you feel you are too skinny or seem to keep losing weight for some unknown reason its time to see your doctor. There may be a possibility of some type of illness or disease, which could be causing you to be underweight or losing pounds, you cant afford to lose.

Most people have to lose weight, but there are a few (lucky you might say!) folks out there who have the opposite problem; in that they have trouble putting on weight. These people generally can eat a lot of what they want but simply dont gain weight. Once an illness has been ruled out, a weight gaining diet plan needs to be formulated.

Skinny but Unhealthy

Just because a person is thin it doesnt mean they are healthy. People who dont put on weight may feel they can eat whatever and whenever they like. However there are hidden dangers; the cholesterol levels can easily climb and various other silent killers may lurk about; such as diabetes. It is therefore pivotal that thin people who have trouble putting on weight still eat healthy.

There are various weight gaining diet plans but all have the one goal; to consume more calories than are being burned. Many people who struggle to put on weight are very active and therefore require a high daily calorie intake. The secret is to focus on good calories and not bad ones.

Some examples of weight gaining diet foods include:

• Fish

Fish is high in protein, makes you feel fuller faster and is known for excellent weight gain. Bodybuilders eat a lot of fish for the protein and because protein does not result in excess fat, you are putting on lean muscle instead which is healthier.

• Fruit

Fruit such as bananas are ideal for weight gain. Most other fruits will not result in actual gains but will make you healthy.

• Vegetables

Vegetables are the key to weight gain. You can eat as many vegetables as you like without feeling guilty. If you really need to gain weight then consider two to three small vegetable meals per day.

• Lean Meat

Meat is the other key to putting on weight. Although vegetarians may not be skinny, eating meat will certainly hasten the process of weight gain. Lean meats like lean beef and chicken should be eaten 4-5 times per week if your goal is to put on weight.

Diet Plan Tips

Some other tips for a weight gaining diet include eating regular small meals rather than 3 large meals. 6 smaller meals will stop your body using up reserves of fat as it waits for the next meal. Providing a constant supply of food means there is always something for your body to work from.

In conclusion you can eat a weight gaining diet, but metabolism and genetics may be working against you. Regardless if you are losing weight or trying to gain weight, the most important thing is for you to eat healthy.