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How can I gain weight?

There are plenty of people who want to lose weight, but for those skinny guys and girls who would like to gain some weight, there is not a lot of information available on how to do this the healthy way. Here are a few pointers on how to build muscle, and put on weight.

Healthy eating

To put on weight you need to calculate how many calories you need per day, and then add to this another 500. But if you think you should start eating loads of fried foods, think again. You don't want to become unhealthy and eating fried food will not be good for you in the long run. You will find that eating unhealthily makes you tired and even depressed. Also it can increase your risk of heart and other diseases. So to gain fat the right way, eat more breads, fruits and vegetables. Make sure you cook in rich olive oils. these contain more calories, but are oils that are good for your body. You will notice, as well, that your skin and hair will begin to look better once you start cooking with olive oil. When you do feel like a snack, don't go for a chocolate bar. Instead, try having a bagel or crackers with the fresh toppings of your choosing. Also a protein shake will help you build muscle tissue. When choosing food, always go for the fresh option over a pre-packaged one.

Go to the gym

To make sure you stay toned as you put on weight, make sure you go to the gym a few times a week. To avoid losing weight, make sure you eat about 200 extra calories on the days you go to the gym.

Take your time

When people crash diet their body health suffers, and in the end they often gain more weight. The same goes for gaining weight. If you want to be sure about the amounts you are eating, consult a specialist to help you set up a plan. Take your time when you are in the process of changing your diet and implementing a new, suitable exercise regime. If you go to quickly, it will not be good for your body. If you gain body mass too quickly, your skin will suffer and you could even develop stretch marks. If you have patience, the results will be better and last a lot longer.

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