Start gaining weight straight away with this easy to use daily plan of attack that I have been telling athletes, skinny people who eat all day and can’t put on weight or even people coming back from an illness and have been in hospital and need to gain back the weight they have lost just to be healthy, I’m not talking about just putting on muscle through training, although this plan can be used for this type of person who can’t gain weight too, but there is a lot of people out there that don’t lift weights and still can’t maintain or gain weight.
The simple “Gain Weight” guideline I have been using is to eat more than you are eating now and make sure the food is still healthy and nutritious while still having high caloric value.
Sounds simple doesn’t it…. But most people who can’t put on weight have a very high metabolism and also very small stomachs generally, so piling in more food across the day has to be strategic and planned to get the right outcome, so if you haven’t been able to put on weight since you were a baby here is a few considerations for you to take into account for you to gain weight.
You still have to take into consideration when you want to gain weight ::
- What foods you eat
- How much food you eat
- When you eat, frequency of your meals to maximize the weight gain
- How much weight you want to gain
- How long have you given yourself to reach your weight gain goal
Like other eating plans where you have to be strict and controlled on yourself to achieve your goals, the same has to be implemented to gain weight, you have to keep chipping away and be consistent to get where you’re going.
If you take into account the five points above on a daily basis and write down what you are doing so you can keep improving, you’ll be half way there to achieving your goals.
Here is a brief explanation of these 5 tips for maximizing your Weight Gain.
If you are looking for change today start by analyzing what foods you eat now, are they suitable for me to gain weight with, am I eating enough of a cross section of foods in the right proportions to gain weight (Protein, Carbs and Fats), is the food I’m eating full enough of the calories needed for me to gain weight.
The best weight gain foods are what you will have to learn about and also finding out the best foods that will work for you.
Read more here :: Weight Gain Food
How much food do I need to eat to Gain Weight?
Ask yourself, are my portions of food big enough meal to meal to help me gain the weight I need, if you eat the same volume food everyday then nothing will change, if you are weight training or doing some form of training you may get a bit of muscle growth happening, but overall, if you eat the same meals you won’t change on the scales.
Start with increasing the volume slightly and comfortably, only you will be able to gauge how much extra you can add to a meal, the key is little bits over a long period add up to alot in the end.
Add a little more to each meal as you go.
How often and when do I need to eat to Gain Weight?
The frequency (How many meals) and also the timing of your meals are essential if you want to put on weight quickly or gain the weight slowly.
Eating your meals spread evenly across the day gives your body the time to digest and also gives you the opportunity to eat more often throughout the day and more meals is critical to gaining weight.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner won’t be enough for you, you need to eat between these meals and also if you are weight training to put on weight, you need to have a Protein/Carb shake post workout/training too.
So too gain weight, 5 to 6 meals (Or more if you stay up late or get up early) spread across the day with a calorie total of more than you are eating now.
How much weight you want to gain?
This is important as this total will give outline your timing to achieve your weight gain goal.
Would you be happy with a few more kg’s?
How will you maintain the weight gain once you achieve your goal?
These are questions you have to ask yourself too as rapid or fast weight gain can also be gone just as fast too as your metabolism speeds up again.
Do you want good solid muscle weight gain or fast not spare tyre around waist weight gain?
Answer these and you will be able to build a plan around it.
How long does it take to Gain Weight?
This depends on the above and how much weight you want to put on and how fast.
Also, if it is the goal to gain weight and maintain that weight gain for the rest of your life you have to have a plan to keep it there too.
I tell most people to give themselves at least 3 months to change themselves and also for their body to settle into the eating plan.
If you work in 3 month increments it stops you getting stale too and keeps you reassessing your weight gain goals too.
Weight Gain Plan Wrap Up ::
There you have a simple plan to gain weight quickly or slowly, it comes down to planning and also measuring the outcomes, as everyone is different it is about finding out what works for you.
I’ll be going a bit more in depth in my writings about the foods and more as you can’t put all the information into one writing, so keep an eye out for it.
Enjoy the weight gain!
PS Here’s another Weight Gain Tip;
If you have a very involved job that is very labour intensive, you sweat a lot and also can’t put on weight, sip on an electrolyte sports drink throughout the day (You can get powder or already pre made in the fridges), one mouthful every hour or so across the day not only replenishes your electrolytes but gives your body an alternative energy source throughout the day and so when you are working hard you are not burning off all the calories you have just eaten in your meals, you will find you will have a lot more energy left at the end of the day and if you weight train this will be gold in your weight gain plan as you have more in the tank to lift.