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GAINING weight is NOT an uphill task anymore

Last updated on: July 17, 2012 15:32 IST

GAINING weight is NOT an uphill task anymore

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Being the right weight is not only important for good health, it also affects our personalities and how we feel about ourselves.

The perception and image of weight is entirely different for the overweight and the underweight.

The overweight, apart from the hyper-optimistic ones, generally feel depressed about theirs, leading to them being mocked sometimes and developing confidence issues.

The underweight, on the other hand, want to add on the kilos in order to give another dimension to their personalities. Weight gain is not only possible by consuming as many calories as you can, or with the help of supplements. There are more natural ways to do it.

Dietary alterations

In order to gain weight we need to make changes and improvements to our eating patterns. First of all, we need to improve the dietary system, liver function and also the appetite by increasing body oxygen levels. There are some very strange and dicey symptoms found in underweight people -- they tend to breathe from their mouths, have regular chest breathing and over-breathing or asthma. This may cause lack of hunger, lack of energy, lack of sleep etc. It is very important to have lots of carbohydrates like pasta and potatoes. They form the bulk of weight-building phenomena.


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Start working out

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There are very few exercise programmes which will help us gain weight. We need to talk to a trainer or instructor to find out the right exercises, which will help increase muscle content in the body and make us healthier.

Exercises should be performed for one hour and you should make sure that the workout is intense and involves lots of sweating and muscle vibrations.

Honey is very important before you undergo breathing exercises -- it will help you remain warm throughout the session. Make sure that you consume more calories than you burn up.


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Add on muscle

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Gaining weight is not about consuming fats and increasing weight just for the sake of it. Make sure that you build muscles along with weight. Adding muscle to your body will make you look more big and imposing.

Avoid having too many fats -- they will give you body-weight, but will not make you healthy. Make sure you maintain the perfect balance between eating the right things and exercising properly.


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Change of lifestyle

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Most times it is our lifestyle that gets us into trouble. If our lives move at a frenetic and fast pace, we do not get too much time to relax and consume proper foods at regular intervals. This will prevent you from putting on weight easily. People who are very restless and fidgety can lose upto 700 calories a day -- that is a large number.


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Consider supplements

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If you are not able to get enough calories from your food, you can always consider using supplements between meals. Nevertheless, always make it a point to take advice from your physician or any expert before you do anything. You want to make sure you are taking the right ones.

Always keep a proper account of your progress and be inquisitive about new eating habits. Always keep a snack handy, so that you never fall completely short of food. Non-caloric beverages will not give you anything as far as gaining weight is concerned. Always try to have drinks which have some quantity of milk -- they will keep you healthy. And lways choose foods that are higher in calories like fruits, vegetables and chicken, meat and fish.


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