Friday, September 3, 2010

How to Gain Weight

Not everyone wants to lose weight. There are people who want to gain weight… and desperately.

No body wants to be skinny. Well, except those skinny models, perhaps! So there are people who want to gain weight. But gaining weight is not an easy task. At the same time it’s not impossible too. Only thing you need is the will power to achieve it.
You need to set a realistic goal. Do not pressurize yourself and get depressed. If you follow a proper routine then certainly you’ll gain some weight.
For gaining weight you need to concentrate mainly on two things. One of course, eating! And the other is workout.
For the first point, it’s obvious that for gaining weight you need to eat a lot. But remember it doesn’t mean you will eat anything and everything. Junk foods and high calorie foods are always bad for health. So it is absolutely wrong idea to eat unhealthy foods just the sake of gaining weight. The diet should be healthy and proper. Drink lots of fruit juices and milk which will help increase your calorie intake. Also include fish, meat and legumes in your diet. Make sure that you eat lots of fruits and dry fruits. Drink around a half gallon a day, more if you can. Yes that’s a lot of water, but it’s that water that will give you the energy you need to gain that weight.

Second important point is about workouts. It’s a wrong perception that exercise is only good for losing weight. The truth is, exercise is very good for gaining weight and shape up your muscles. The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips. Daily exercise can help to increase your muscle mass and tone your fat portion in the body thus improving your body composition. Moreover it also works to improve your appetite and thus your food intake.
Finally, have some rest and should get a good sleep of about 6-8 hours a day.