Bulking Up: How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely
With the number of dieters trying to lose weight and eat less, there is a smaller amount of people who are trying just as hard to gain body mass. They may be looking for more muscles or just some extra fat to keep warm during winter, but the lack of focus on this struggle can make the battle even tougher.
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It can be a frustrating hunt on the web for advice when you would like nothing better than to see those numbers rise – and everyone keeps categorizing calorie-dense food as unhealthy and something to steer clear off. Celery sticks and cucumbers, on the other hand, seem to be perfect snack options.
Not for us. Here is a generous portion of tips on how to gain weight a bit faster while still staying true to those health and fitness goals.
The formula is just as simple for those looking to bulk up as those trying to shed some weight. When you eat more calories than your body is able to burn, you’re going to gain weight – and when you’re burning more calories than you’re consuming, you’re inevitably going to lose weight.
As simple as the formula is, it’s not always that easy to keep the calorie intake on the high at all times – especially not when your body tends to burn a ridiculous amount of energy when you’re not even paying attention.
Try to incorporate meals that are easy to eat on the go, such as smoothies and granola bars, and make sure your choices are calorie-dense while still being healthy. Bread, bananas, peanut butter – keep it coming, and remember that the healthy foods dieters are steering clear off are the perfect options for bulking up. Livestrong has a great list of foods you should choose, by the way, so help yourself.
As the building blocks of our body, so to speak, protein is your best friend when trying to gain weight. It is the single most important nutrient for gaining weight healthily and safely, so fill your fridge with eggs, chicken, and beans.
Keep in mind that protein tends to fill you up quite quickly, which is why it’s perfect for people who are looking to lose weight rather than gain it. If you’ve enjoyed a protein-dense breakfast such as eggs or Greek yogurt, try to remind yourself to eat a bit more during the day.
You may feel full, but you still need to reach that golden amount of calories that makes those numbers on the scale increase. Have a look at HomeSpaSelect for some reviews on the best scales as well, so that you get to track your weight gain journey accurately. It makes it a lot easier to remind yourself to eat more when you’re stuck at the same numbers.
While we all love food, it’s not easy to change the way your body looks. Make sure you have a chat with your doctor if you are underweight, by the way, as there may be an underlying problem you should deal with before you are able to increase your weight.
They may be able to give you more advice as well, so hand over your questions and have another portion in the meantime.
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