Tips to help you gain weight (Naturally)

I know some of you might be thinking, "gain weight? Girl, you are crazy". Yes, a greater percentage of the world's population lean towards the losing end of the weight spectrum but trust me,there are people who genuinely think they're "too skinny" and could use a tad bit of extra weight on their bodies. 
So to those who belong in this category, this post is for y'all.
There will be two parts to this post. The first part will contain rules to follow and the second part will contain meals that should help you towards achieving your goals. 
All of this are things i have found to be effective from my personal experience.



RULES TO HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHT

  • Stay away from caffeine: 
If you're a heavy coffee drinker or addicted to caffeine in any other form i am sorry to tell you you might never gain weight even if you chug a metric ton of butter daily. 
Caffeine not only speeds up the release of adrenaline, it boosts your metabolism and increases energy. 
High metabolism = weight loss. Enough said!
  • Know your diet:
Let me explain. Don't eat all your meals for the day in one go. It is unlikely that you would gain weight this way. If you have never heard of the OMAD diet, then google it. It is basically a diet where you consume all your calories for the day in one sitting and quit eating until the next day then repeat. This diet has been used as a weight loss tool for many years so if your present diet is similar to this, then it explains why you don't seem to gain weight. Better to eat 3 - 6 medium/large meals and if possible have a high calorie snack in between.
  • Eat your carbs at night:
........or at least the majority. Carbs are supposed to supply you energy to improve your activity levels. Eating your carbs at night simply means your body wouldn't have time to work off the calories so it ends up storing them and if you keep up with this long enough, the scale will begin to impress you.
  • Eat late:
This is quite similar to the point above but they are different. Ignore those "stop eating at xp.m" rules because they are not for you. Stretch your meals as far into the late hours of the day as is  comfortable for you.
  • Reduce activity levels:
This one's a no-brainer. The higher your activity levels, the more calories your body burns, the more weight you lose you and vice versa.
  • Know your TDEE and eat above that:
Another no-brainer. Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) is how many calories your body burns each day regardless of your diet and/or activity levels. If your TDEE is 1500 calories, eating below that will result in weight loss. Eating exactly 1500 calories will result in weight maintenance and eating above it will result in weight gain. Very simple!



THINGS TO EAT IF YOU'RE TRYING TO GAIN WEIGHT
  • Full fat yoghurt
  • Condensed milk
  • Bananas
  • Beverages
  • Peanuts
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Dried fruits
  • Noodles
  • Pastries
  • Pork
  • High calorie smoothies.
As with all things, moderation is still key. Don't suddenly increase your daily calorie intake by 3000. A pound of fat is 3500 calories so increasing your daily intake by 500 calories is reasonable enough and will result in a 1lb increase in one week. 

Remember slow and steady wins the race. 

Hope you found this post helpful. Leave a comment telling me what you think. 

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