How to gain weight naturally - Look and Feel Healthier

How to gain weight naturally

Gaining weight naturally is a very interesting discussion topic as when most people hear this they will immediately associate it with someone wanted to gain weight in terms of putting on muscle or muscle mass but there are also people out there who feel skinny or perhaps feel they could fill out in area’s usually in the face for many. A person with a skinny face may just be like that due to there body type even though people may see them as malnourished this is usually true.

A simple way to put on weight is to eat meals at regular 3-4 hour intervals this will speed up your metabolism which some believe will make your body lose weight. This is true but it will also help your face fill out and look healthier as your body is getting the food it needs, people who eat every 6 hours or so tend to carry more fat and may appear skinnier in the face and appear unhealthy. This method of eating makes your body think that it doesn't know when it will next get food so it will hold onto any fat it can. 

Body Types

Depending on your body type it will affect how you should go about gaining weight naturally. 

For example a person who is naturally an ectomorph will usually be thing, long limbed and often appear very skinny and malnourished. Most people who are ectomorphs eat a ton of food and don’t seem to put on any weight and this is usually due to the fact that they are constantly snacking throughout the day causing there metabolism to work in overtime.  

Ectomorphs also tend not to look at the sort of diet they consume as they usually eat a varied but mostly foods that do not promote gaining weight.   The middle body type is a mesomorph which is in between a ectomorph and endomorph and these people will often look at an average weight an often look quite muscular without much effort. These sorts of people should have no trouble gaining weight or putting on muscle. 

The last body type is the endomorph this is a person who is usually a little overweight and will have to work quite hard to keep fat off and will have to stay clear from sugary snacks to avoid gaining weight quickly. 

Gaining Weight Diet (Non Muscle Grower)

For people who think they appear too thin and want to add a little extra weight to fill out , its actually quite easy and will involve a few changes to what they eat and how often they eat. Someone who is thin and eats a lot of food may be an ectomorph which means they will have to consume more calories than other body types in order to put on any weight.

Some people may think they are consuming a lot of calories per day but if you’re not putting on weight that shows that you are eating enough calories to maintain your current body type and sometimes even enough to make you loose weight.   

Depending on the speed of your metabolism you will need to start consuming higher levels of carbohydrates and protein and space out your meals around every 2 – 3 hours. The easy way to monitor yourself is to eat a lot of carbohydrates for around a week and monitor your weight gain and if your happy with the weight gain and notice a good improvement keep you’re eating patterns similar otherwise increase or decrease depending on your visual goals.  

Gaining Weight (Weight Training)

The best way for someone to start increasing there weight is to start exercising and start using weights at a gym or at home. This will ramp up your metabolism and make you hungrier which mean you will consume more foods and growing muscle at the same time meaning you will gain weight quite quickly.

For someone really very new to weights they will notice a huge improvement in the first 1 – 3 months as beginner weight gains will start to show and if that is sufficient they can just go to the gym occasionally to maintain a level they are happy with.

Gaining Weight Diet (Muscle Grower) 

 I’m sure if you’ve been attending the gym and been trying to gain weight naturally you always here people mentioning whey proteins and all sorts of crazy supplements. These are alright but there is a lot of respect in doing it naturally and without the help of all these modern pharmaceutical powders.   Similar to someone who doesn’t go to the gym it’s basically the same principal you increase your food intake until you start seeing results.

Remember the process of building muscle is very slow and you can only physically build 1-2 kg’s of muscle in a month or a bit more if you lucky, it all depends on your testosterone levels. For men eating foods that increase the levels of testosterone should in theory help you pack on more muscle. (e.g. oysters contain zinc which are linked to testosterone levels.)

For someone who is building muscle in order to put on weight it’s important to eat healthy range of carbohydrates and protein. Sticking to a higher carbohydrate diet only on workout days will reduce the chance of gaining unwanted fat.

Foods to Naturally Gain Weight ( Healthy)

There are many healthy foods you can use to gain weight naturally some of which you probably already eat regularly , pasta, brown rice, fish, red meats, potatoes.....


The best way to gain weight naturally is to have a varied and healthy diet so that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to perform and appear the way it would in a healthy and fit state.

The key to gaining weight is to eat excess calories than your consuming without going overboard so you don't put on unwanted fat as fat is not something we want to gain as it takes a lot of work to get rid of. Good luck hope I helped.

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guidebaba 8 years ago from India

Excellent explanation. Thanks for answering my request.

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expectus 8 years ago from Land Downunder Author

my pleasure:), hope it helped, good luck with your health goals

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bretwefun 7 years ago from Georgia

It's good that you covered gaining weight non muscle growers, but still being healthy.

Anyone interested in weight gaining for muscle growers though should check out my hub

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expectus 7 years ago from Land Downunder Author

thanks for the comment, that's a good muscle grower hub:)

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expectus 7 years ago from Land Downunder Author

well its hard to in a comment box:P but its about eating what your body needs and just consider food as a fuel source ,give it what it needs no more

and what really helped me loose weight was to really push yourself during cardio or exercise when you feel like you want to stop , don't stop and keep going :P

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dcristo 7 years ago

Eating every 3 hours does increase your metabolism, but you are substantially increasing your caloric intake, so you will gain weight due to being in a calorie surplus. Nice hub btw.

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expectus 7 years ago from Land Downunder Author

thanks for the comment dcristo:)

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Iamsam 6 years ago

Thanks for the nice hub

say 6 years ago

hey thanks for the nice info u shared :)

i'll follow your advice

neeraj 6 years ago

hey Thanks for your guidance to gain the weight... i have been taking meals only 3 times a day.. means breakfast at 9am lunch around 2-3 p.m and then dinner around 9-9.30 p.m. Now i think it was wrong. wasn't it?

sravan 6 years ago

hey Thanks for your guidance to gain the weight...

pralay 5 years ago

i am eating a lot to gain weight, but i am developing a pot belly. what should i do ?

nikita saxena 5 years ago

thanku so much, for giving me advice its helps me to gain the weight

kowsalya 5 years ago

How to put weight in a short period?

ritika 5 years ago

how to increase diet??

Vasim Shaikh 5 years ago


my name is Vasim and my email id is I am struggling since last three years to increase my body weihgt. My height is 168cms and my weight is 56 kilograms. I want to increase my body weight to 70 kilograms, its my humble request plese guide me to gain weight.

thanks and regards,


geetansh bhardwaj 5 years ago

that was really usefull article

subhankar chakraborty 5 years ago

my height is 5'11" and my weight is this perfct weight according to my height?i look very can i look pefect????????

mayz 59 5 years ago

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Sarit 5 years ago

Hi my self Sarit my email id is my problem is that i m very thin my weight is 48 kgs.. my age is 26+ please help me for how to gain my weight

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Deepika 5 years ago

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rama krishna 5 years ago

my name is rama krishna and my email id is I am struggling since last two years to increase my body weight. My height is 162cms and my weight is 42.2 kilograms. I want to increase my body weight to 60 kilograms, its my humble request please guide me to gain weight.

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mukesh 5 years ago

very nice comments

kanib 5 years ago

i had a round face and lost lot of weight and now my face is all thin and looks bad . can you give me any suggestions on how to grow my cheeks and make my face chubby keeping my body slim

Anish 5 years ago

nice to join with u,its my god luck that i can learn this good lesson from u...

nhk 5 years ago

hi, my name is naseer and my id

iwant to gain my height is 5'.6"and my weight is around 40 kg.please give me some suggestion that i can increase my wight.

nhk 5 years ago

hi, my name is naseer and my id

iwant to gain my height is 5'.6"and my weight is around 40 kg.please give me some suggestion that i can increase my wight.

Portia 5 years ago

Hie , I am 29 years old and have always weight 46 to 48kg , I am breastless and bumless and no hips at all . I am never sick , please help me , I struggle to get my size for clothes and have struggle to find clothes that suit me my email is

nilesh 5 years ago

thanks buddy

Rama ken 5 years ago

Hey anyone,i come from a not very well family which can afford da better of foods but it doesn't mean i sleep hungry,the problem i am very skinny and i need instructions on some food which i can eat so that at least i can increase my body or after how many times should i eat a day..

san lee 5 years ago

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srikar 5 years ago

that is very good information and practices for gaining weight

prdk 5 years ago

wow....that's good..... from today i am doing this practices....thanks.

tash 5 years ago

good information. i was looking for it.


dax 5 years ago

ok let it be try by the way thanks for such an ideal suggetion

vidut singh 5 years ago

it helped me a lot ,i followed d pricribtions,now m having a gud figure ,m 23 years old n my height is 5f nd 10 inches ,now after using d tips ,my weight 73 kg,which was 57 kg in 2010.

Rajesh 5 years ago

hi my height is 5'10" nd my weight is 52kgs plz help me to gain

Ramesh yadhav 5 years ago

Thank u very much sir,2day on wards iam doing.........thanks a lot

Lilzzz 5 years ago

Oh my gosh this information was great but the problem is that I have no butt no breasts no hips and my figure is a straight ugly figure. I need to fill out my face and body. I trie to eat a lot but I have the fastest matabolism and I don't know what to do :( plzzzz help I can't excersise at gyms and stuff but I'm gonna try some of these tips I'm begging u 2 reply

ashish 5 years ago

Thanks.Hope it will work.

wahid inamdar 5 years ago

hi,my name is whid inamdar and my e-mail is i have loose my weight in last two years plese tell me how i grow my weight by withought taking supliment

bala 4 years ago

i like it

karthik 4 years ago


luku 4 years ago

thanku for the information

luku 4 years ago

hai guys, am luku, a was 40 kg before 2 months, i increased my calaorie intake and now am 43 soo happy...

aarav 4 years ago

ok.....well i am 5'9,18 yrs but still 50kg,looking forward to 70kg till i reach 21,hope this concept works,thanx anywayz.

m sharma 4 years ago

hi friends

i want to gain weight & height

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venkat 4 years ago

my hght is 171 but my wght is 45 to make it 60 what should i do?my e mail id

mudi 4 years ago

nice tips... good information....


Alison 4 years ago

Very useful, thanks. You really need to take care with grammar and spelling though!!

Mohit 4 years ago

rigght know iam very slim & low waight man,

iam wont growing maximun waight with a persnality

my id

rajkumar 4 years ago

Hi my self rajkumar my email id is my problem is that i m very thin my weight is 50 kgs.. my age is 26+ please help me for how to gain my weight

Sachin 4 years ago

Hi My age 24 year and my weight only 49 i want my weight naturally how can gain my weight naturally my id is

aman 4 years ago

hey i am 19 years my weight is only 43kgs..i want to increase my weight but i am very thin.....people make fn of me

abi 4 years ago

hi i want to increase my weight.because people make fun of me...i am 23 years old so only....

p. behera 4 years ago

now iam very slim & low waight man,i'm only 21yrs old

iam wont growing maximun weight with a my weight is 50kg & height is 166cm.plz sir giv me your opinion in my id- also giv me your contact number ..

thank you

alok 4 years ago

i'm 24 y 5.5" 50kg. i want body weight gain without harmful effect so please help me.

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snehita 4 years ago

hi,, i m 28y 5'3 35kg.i wantbody weight gain..with in a plzz. help me. my

abhinav sarkar 4 years ago

i am 27 years old and very slim ,i eat a lot .can you please help me what can i do to put on my weight.from childhood only i am slim...

Bhrugu 4 years ago

i am 15 years old and very slim ,i eat a lot .can you please help me what can i do to put on my weight.from childhood only i am slim...

dani 4 years ago

It is indeed the best explanation one could get to help gain weight. However the problem with me is that I understand, comprehend and visualize myself in action to following these tips, somehow i don't bother to actually follow it on a daily basis. I am becoming lazy day by day giving up. I just don't know- is it me who is lazy or is it my body?

Jim 4 years ago

Hi. How can I fill my face I look very skinny from my face?

cyril 4 years ago

i am 16 years. i eat a lot but my body does not gain muscle can someone help me out.

rakesh kumar 4 years ago

now my waight is 52 kg and i want to increase it to 60+kg please give me advice (mobile no. 8057761685)


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Manas 4 years ago

Please tell me how to gain weight in natural ways with food chart.

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ramya 4 years ago

hai iam ramya my gmail id is

my height is 5'2 and my weight is just 40 i want to increase my weight as early as possible without any side effects could u plz suggest me

Dev 4 years ago

Hi am Debasish. My height is 172cms nd i would like to increase my weight. Could you lik to help me please?

suresh 3 years ago

i am suresh. my height is 168cm n my weight is 52kg. i want to gain 7-8 kg weight. please hel me in this regard. ma emailid is

vinodkumar 3 years ago

hi this is vinu.i'm 21 years of age my weight is 48 kgs and my height is 5.8inches my mail id is suggest me how to increase my weight.




aalia 2 years ago

Hi 21years girl I waswas perfect when I WS weight WS 52...n nw it is 43...I really look very bad I just hate ma self nw....I wnt to increas ma weight atlist 8kg...I feel very bad m very skinny plzz help me plzz

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ThoughtsWriter 2 years ago from America

There's nothing wrong with gaining a little weight.

biraj nath 2 years ago

Give me the food list for increase my

nisha 22 months ago

How I can full my face l am 55 ki but my face is thin.

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