Expert Nutrition

How to Gain Weight

How to gain weight is a topic that quite often does not receive much attention by nutrition experts as predominately they focus their efforts towards the growing obesity and diabetes epidemics. Despite the fact that the western world as a whole on average is getting bigger there is also a small percentage of people who find themselves at the other end of the curve, struggling to find ways to gain weight.

In response to the increasing number of clients we have had recently requesting information about how to gain weight we have included this article here to help educate and review the best way to do so without compromising your health. .

Many people would argue that putting on weight is easy you just need to do the opposite of losing weight (ie eat more and move less). Reality is it's not that simple, in fact exercise is actually a very important part of the weight gain process and when it comes to food it's not so much about how much you eat, but the kinds of foods you're eating.

So What is the Best Way to Gain Weight?

The healthiest way to gain weight is through a combination of hypertrophy (muscle growth) resistance training and good nutrition. You can gain weight without exercise, simply by increasing total calorie intake (increasing the amount of calories you consume throughout the day), however the weight will normally come in the form of excess body fat, which normally brings with it increases in blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol which is hence not the best approach. Building lean body bass (fat free body weight) is the healthiest way to gain weight and therefore the articles in this chapter aimed at bodybuilders and increasing muscle mass are also relevant to everyday people who aren't necessarily interested in bodybuilding, but who wish to gain weight.

In particular I suggest you start by reading how much protein do I need? After that follow your way around this chapter as you learn what becomes more relevent.

Good luck and enjoy the journey.

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These articles will provide you with the necessary tools to start a successful gym training or bodybuilding program. These principles are only the beginning. Remember that discipline, knowledge and consistency are the keys to achieving your goals. Good luck!

Over the coming months we will be developing this chapter. Please visit our blog and subscribe to our rss feed such that when new articles are added to this chapter you will be notified.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us for advice.

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