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How To Gain Weight Fast The Easy Way

Updated on October 20, 2011

Ever since I can remember, I have been a skinny guy. My mum puts it down to 'eating like a sparrow' when I was little and I've struggled to keep much weight on ever since. So why am I writing this? I certainly can't gain weight fast,but surely there must be a way.

A few years ago, I noticed that I had actually put some weight on ... not a lot but I could see it and after weighing myself I found I had gained a stone which I was very pleased about .. I looked better and I felt better. However, on a visit to the doctors I had a blood pressure check and was told it was dangerously high at 200/120 .. To cut a long story short and I will cover this elsewhere, after a diet and exercise regime and a modicum of medication that's all good again now.

However the one thing I realised is that once I had cut down all the junk food I was eating and the relatively gentle exercise I was doing, my weight had dropped off again and I was back to where I had started which whilst good for my health was less so for my self esteem.

So I set out on the task of finding out how to gain weight and read many articles and information about weight training and supplements but this wasn't really the road I wanted to travel ..I am too old to be body building but would like to be able to buy clothes that don't hang on me!

So this article is really for those who just want to put a little weight on simply and without having to analyise evey mouthful they eat!

Basically, it's simple .. eat more but eat more healthily and try to eat things high in calorie but low in Saturated fats.

Here's a sample diet before I tried to put weight on

Breakfast - Banana and Porridge

Lunch - Cheese and Salad Sandwich

Mid afternoon - slice of cake

Evening meal could be anything such as a pasta dish.

Not bad but not really a diet to put on weight so here is my

Amended diet which I am following now.

Breakfast - Banana and large Porridge with plain low fat yoghurt and Honey

Mid morning - a good handful of raisins and a glass of red grape juice

Lunch - mackerel or sardine (tinned) salad with 3 slices of wholemeal bread

Mid afternoon - 2 rounds of wholemeal toast with jam (you could use something a little healthier but I have a sweet tooth)

Evening meal - same as before and varies but generally with pasta or rice and vegetables and I often put some extra virgin olive oil on it.

I may also have some more fruit or yoghurt to follow depending how early I eat my evening meal.

As you can see, it's not a huge increase but with the extra snacks it's probably around an extra 1,000 calories a day which according to most sites I read will lead to a gain of 2 - 3 pounds a month ... so patience is the key .. you simply need to eat more and eat healthy high calorie/nutrition food. I probably don't need to list them here but some good foods to increase calories healthily are as follows:

  • Avocados
  • olive oil
  • wholemeal bread
  • low fat yoghurts
  • dried fruit such as raisins
  • red grape juice (one of the higher in calories juices)
  • Honey

These are just some simple ideas to add snacks to your diet .. I'm sure you are very capable of searching for more !

So that's it really ... eat more, eat healthily and don't stress about it ...but also try to remember to exercise a little ... if only to keep your heart ticking over and healthy.

Good luck with your new diet and let me know how it works for you.

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