Weight gain diet foods are essential to help you gain extra pounds of healthy weight. Skinny people need to know what kind of food and how much to eat. Eating the wrong foods such as high carbs like fries, chips and other junk food is a sure way to create future health problems downstream like hypertension, heart diseases and diabetes.
We will look at some of the proper weight gain diet foods you should include in your daily diet and the portions you should be consuming to gain weight quickly and healthily.
Weight Gain Diet
Milk (3 Glasses)
Milk is packed with protein, the ingredient necessary to put on muscle mass. Start the day with a glass of milk, drink it over the next few meals until you are done with more than 3 glasses.
Fruits & Vegetables (5 Servings)
Eating fruits and vegetables help prepare our bodies for healthy weight gain. They are rich in fiber and vitamins, and aid us in digesting our weight gain diet foods.
Choose hearty and dense breads such as oat bran and whole wheat rather than light white breads. Eat them with generous servings of peanut butter and jam.
Cereals make great weight gain diet foods. Eat more dense cereals such as muesli, grape-nuts, granola, shredded wheat and bran or wheat chex. Avoid flaked cereals. Remember to use low fat milk instead of water when preparing hot cereals and garnish with nuts and dried fruits.
Drink more filling beverages like shakes, milk, fruit juices instead of water, tea, coffee and sodas. Go for the higher calorie content.
Avoid Junk Foods
Junk foods such as chocolate bars, chips, sodas, cookies, cakes and other deserts are high in empty calories. Empty calories means that they do not provide you with any nutrients that your body can use. Thus you can safely eliminate them from your diet, as eating them will not benefit you in any way, except maybe give you a rush of energy after consumption.
You do not have to eliminate all junk foods overnight, but you should gradually reduce your intake so that your body can get used to other foods.
And remember that when you reduce your intake of junk foods, that you replace those foods with something healthy. For example, if you are used to eating a chocolate bar or a donut after your meal, and you no longer wish to do so, then replace that bar or donut with an apple or a banana. But don't avoid eating when you are used to eating something, as that will only increase your food cravings.
Reduce Animal Proteins
Animal proteins such as meats, dairy and dairy products and eggs have been shown to contribute to unwanted weight gain. This is because animal proteins contain a lot of saturated fats that block the signal to your brain to let you know that you are full. In addition, animal proteins are usually cooked before consumption, and studies show that cooking destroys nutrients and causes the foods to become toxic.
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