It’s safe to assume you probably know a couple of people who are trying to shed some weight. It’ll be however tricky to say the same for knowing persons who wish to put on some weight. Most especially, as this trend isn’t quite as popular as the former.
One might wonder what is meant by people “with fast metabolism”. A person having fast or high metabolism simply means that they burn calories in addition to when resting as well as when active.
In simpler terms, this means that a person with fast metabolism burns twice as many calories as a person with a slower metabolism. They consequently have to consume more calories.
Below are some tips health experts suggest to gain weight fast:
- Consume More Protein
Protein is the most important nutrient for weight gain. Foods like meat, dairy products, legumes, nuts, eggs, are great sources and should make up part of your diet.
To put on weight, it’s necessary to consume a higher amount of protein than normally required for your body weight.
Keep in mind also that proteinous foods are easily filling and may discourage you from reaching your daily calorie goal.
- Increase Food Portion Size
It’s simple science really. Weight gain will require the consumption of more food. Hence it is important to increase the portion of food normally consumed.
An easy way to achieve this is by increasing the size of the usual plate used in eating. Also, certain myths claim that eating faster will also help one’s chances of putting on weight.
- Consume Energy-Dense Foods
Energy density is the amount of energy or calories per gram of food. Energy-dense foods are usually very filling making it almost impossible to eat enough calories for the day. Cheese, whole milk, Avocado and virgin oil, potatoes, yam, dates, prunes, almonds, and oats are examples of fruits which help in weight gain.
When eating these, you may get filled easily. Try not to stop but continue to eat as much as you can take.
- Get More Sleep
You may not know this but sleep and rest improvs a person’s chances at putting on weight.
Having a healthy sleeping habit overall improves muscle growth, which in turn improves weight gain.
Some other ways to gain weight fast is to; opt for genuine weight gain products, drink milk as often as possible and avoid smoking as this not only destroys the liver but discourages weight gain.
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