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Sasha Kim says
Christin Sander says
I agree, weight gain from fatty foods is not going to be healthy, since calories from fats are stored as fat. Consuming complex carbs consistantly throughout the day will keep out of a cataboic(muscle wasting) state. Protein and exercise= way to go.
Judy Specht says
I agree. WryLilt, once you're able to eat normally again, your body will automatically store those calories and you'll be back to your normal weight in no time. Please DO NOT wreck your health further by eating unhealthy foods simply to gain weight!
Nicola Thompson says
I agree--do it in a healthy way. You're harming yourself otherwise. C'mon, it's not hard to think of the wrong things to make us plump up. Why not eat well and let your body gradually get back to where it needs to be?
Giddy Geezer says
Insane Mundane says
The Southeastern US is packed full of obesity, due to the abundance of fried foods, so I wouldn't be so quick to say that fatty foods aren't as effective at gaining weight; blah!
That whole carb-loading crap only works for certain people...
Insane you make some good points! Fried foods will make you gain weight but an avocado won't. It's all about the type of fat, from what I can see!
If you want to talk about healthy fats, then why not mention tree nuts, peanuts, and sunflower seeds, for example?
Any type of fat can and will lead to fat storage if you eat too much of it. The sugars will put the weight on, but only in fat since they lead to influxes in glucose, insulin and free-floating ATP. Putting on healthy weight takes eating right, sorry.
I don't think she is bodybuilding, nor do I recall this question being about gaining weight in a healthy fashion; blah! By the way, sugar-loading doesn't work for everybody...
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Stephen Govoni says
Eggs are great! Not sure I agree with whole milk. Whole milk will help you gain weight for sure, but I don't drink it due to it's tremendous fat content. That's just me though; if you're not looking for just lean muscle gain, then it's probably okay.