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Yes, Five Healthy Ways To Gain Weight.

February 8, 2014 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Gaining weight is probably a rare consideration for most, but there are people out there who struggle with their weight and not in losing it, but gaining it. It isn’t as simple as one might think. Gaining weight, while optimizing health is huge obstacle within itself. You could try downing pints of ice cream, pasta, bread, cheeseburgers, and donuts, but I can promise you that isn’t the smartest way.

Here are five ways celebrity nutritionist Cynthia Sass suggests you pack on the pounds:

1. Eat Every 4 hours

Supplying your body continuously with energy is key. Skipping meals isWays-To-Gain-Weight-2014 counter productive as your body is constantly working day in and day out. When you deprive yourself of energy, your body is forced to use its stored fuel, muscle mass. Eat meals regularly to prevent losing. Consistency is key.

2. Eat A Variety Of Foods

Dining from 3 food groups or more is a good rule of thumb. Try getting some fruits, protein, and grains in with each meal.  ”A wider variety provides your body with a broader spectrum of nutrients to work with throughout the day.”

3. Eat Dense Foods

Instead of binging out on junk food, the best way to put on the extra weight is to include carb, protein, and fat-heavy items into your diet. Dried fruits are a great example for this. The portions are a lot smaller due to the waterless content. A cup of fresh grapes = about a quarter cup of raisins. Remember, the goal is to be healthy, so steer clear of dried fruits with added sweeteners and preservatives.

“For another nourishing, power-packed snack, fold rolled oats, dark chocolate chips and minced dried fruit into almond butter – spoon out portions about the diameter of a quarter, roll them into little balls, wrap in wax and paper, and snack on them throughout the day.”

4. Blend It UP

Try juicing. Liquid isn’t as filling, therefore allowing you to comfortably consume more without the added bloat.   Try 100% fruit smoothies.

5. Snack Before Bedtime

Make sure you eat a healthy snack before you hit the sack. This gives your body an extra boost of nutrition, while its hard at work to repair and regenerate your muscle and tissue. Some simple options are whole-grain pasta salad, chopped vegetables, beans, chicken breast, and organic cheese.

Written By Naomi Mackenzie

 


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