what's the best food to gain weight?
Topic: what's the best food to gain weight?
April 26, 2019 / By Edward Question:
i'm desperately undeweight, its mostly genetic, but also just poor eating habits. I am 27 now so my metabolism no matter how fast shoudl be slow enough for me to get some weight. i've tried drinking up to a gallon of milk a day, yogurt, peanut butter, olive oil shots, and ice cream. but still NOTHING. i flux between 1500-5000 calories a day. I know i need to find a way to be steady and high, but is there any food that is really really easy, or special shake. no supplements, like natural foods. any special egg ice cream choclate sandwich or something.
Best Answers: what's the best food to gain weight?
Camron | 8 days ago
follow these guidelines to gain healthy weight
- Eat nutritious foods that are high in calories. Examples are whole-grain breads, vegetables such as avocados and potatoes, kidney beans, lean red meat, poultry and fish.
- Increase the caloric value of your meals. Add powdered milk to casseroles for added calories, add avocados and olives to sandwiches, add wheat germ to your cereal, add chopped meat to your pasta sauce, and so on.
- Avoid skipping meals. Knowing how to gain weight involves consistent eating. Eat three meals a day and at least two snacks.
- Increase your normal portion size. Take a second scoop of pasta, or add two bananas to your oatmeal.
- Choose higher-calorie foods when given a choice. For example, corn is higher in calories than green beans.
- Relax - excessive fidgeting and restlessness can burn up a lot of calories.
-Add weight lifting to your exercise program. It helps build muscle mass.
- Balance your caloric intake with the number of calories you're burning. You need to be taking in more than you use up, and you may need to ease up a little on your exercise program.
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Originally Answered: Doctor says I need to gain weight because Im underweight. What can I put in my food so I can gain weight?
If you want to put on weight, you should work out, to insure that you
put on muscle and not fat. Healthy weight gain, just like healthy
weight loss, takes time and requires a conscious effort to apply good
Recommended Ways to Gain Weight
Have meals with the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and the
right kinds of fat (such as unsaturated and monounsaturated fats,
olive oil, canola oil, pistachios, almonds and walnuts). Heinemann
suggests the following ratio: 60%-70% carbohydrates, 10%-15% protein,
and a small amount of fat.
Eat foods higher in calories, vitamins, and minerals, as opposed
to higher in fat or sugar. Pack more nutritious calories in each
serving. For example, you may add grated cooked eggs to mashed
potatoes, ground chicken to soups and gravies, cheese in casseroles,
eggs, and soups, and nonfat dried milk in soups, shakes, milk, and
If you get too full too fast, try having more high-calorie foods or
slices of foods as opposed to consuming the whole thing (raisins
versus grapes, granola and Grape Nuts versus corn flakes, mango slices
versus the whole mango).
Limit drinking beverages to a half-hour before and after a
Drink mixed juices (apple/berry, peach/orange/banana as opposed to one
juice beverages) for a higher calorie intake. With moderation, you may
add in good fat sources to meals such as nuts, avocado, olives, and
fatty fish (salmon and mackerel).
Snack in between meals. Nuts, dried fruits, and yogurt
are good options, but it's also important to find nutritious foods
that you will enjoy. Have a nutritious snack before bedtime, such as a
peanut butter sandwich.
Your best bet would be to buy drinks and supplements, such as Sustagen or Ensure, and drink up to three of them a day + your regular meals. If you gain weight purely through fats and oils in excess you'll be giving your stomach a hell of a time and just be gaining fats, not nutrients and things your body can work with.
*Edit* Didn't see the 'no supplement' specification. =P Honestly, other than eating GOOD foods in excess (fruits, legumes, vegetables) rather than what people typically associate with weight gain(oils, fats, sugars) there's not much that can be guaranteed to result in weight gain. From personal experience, though, I know that sustagen/ensure /does/ make you gain weight efficiently.
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To obtain weight you ought to mix starchy carbohydrates with protein as indicated underneath. Good weight gaining mixtures are bread, cereals, pasta, rice, corn, potatoes or candy potatoes mixed with meat, chicken, eggs, cheese, nuts or sea meals. Peanut butter sandwiches and cheese sandwiches are each well weight gaining mixtures. The protein within the above mixtures too can aid to obtain additional muscular tissues.
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do you have celiacs disease(gluten intolerance)? I know a guy that could eat anything and still stay skinny...body wasn't digesting food properly. Although, you may be eating less calories than you think. Eat lots of snack foods and always have seconds, or even thirds.
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Try nutritional supplements definatly, along with consumeing more dense foods!
- Ensure Plus/ Boost Plus are great nutritional weight- gain supplements and are healthy with the benefit of probiotics/ omega 3's/ 8+ essential nutrients/ a source of calcium and protein!
Consume either Ensure Plus, or Boost Plus twice per day, ontop of dailey regimes/ eatting- do not decrease.
(Chocolate flavours taste best heated in a mug in the microwave- tastes like hot chocolate, other flavours taste best chilled.)
Also try these dense food's!
- 3%- Whole milk
- Cottage cheese
- Greek/ full fat yoghurts
- Added Cheese (sliced/ grated/ shredded/ diced) - crackers, sandwhiches, salads, cassaroles, homemade meals, pastas, etc ..
- Added powdered milk to cassaroles/ oatmeals/ mashed potatoes
- Cream based soups/ sauces instead of broth/ vegetable based
- Wholewheat pasta (with pesto/ cream sauce, added cheese/ extra vegetables/ optional lean protein- turkey/ lean beef- soy meatballs, chicken, shrimp/ scallops, ground lean turkey/ beef, etc ..)
- Brown/ long grain rice
- Couscous/ quinoa
- Thick- cut wholewheat bread/ bagels/ wraps/ pitas/ english muffins/ waffles/ flatbread
- Bran muffins
- Wholegrain crackers/ flatbread crackers (with cheese, hummus, peanut butter, or canned white tuna)
- Granola/ musili
- Wholegrain/ fiber granola bars (Nature Valley)
- Oat/ hot oatmeal made with milk/ added natural crunchy peanut butter stirred in
- Yams/ potatoes (mashed/ roasted/ baked) with olive oil/ margerine, milks/ cheeses, sour creams, herbs, cinnamain/ nutmegs, etc ..)
- Added whreatgerm/ bran to cereals/ oatmeals
- Added margerine/ olive oils to cooked vegetables/ startches/ pastas/ breads
Dense fruits/ vegetables
- Dried fruits (added to yoghurts, cereals, oatmeals, salads, trail mix, etc ..)
- Canned fruits in syrups/ added custard on fruits
- Fruit juices (Odwalla juices)
- Bananas/ avacados
- Apples/ celery/ bananas with crunchy/ smooth natural peanut butter
- Steamed/ cooked vegetables with added margerine/ olive oil/ grated- melted cream cheese)
- Canned vegetables (added margerine/ olive oil)
- Regular salad dressings
- Vegetable juice
- Crunchy vegetables and hummus/ bean dip
- Black olives
Lean meats/ meat alternatives
- Breaded chickens/ turkeys/ cods/ halibits/ shrimps/ etc ..
- Sliced deli meats
- Lean ground meats/ turkey
- Lean pork cuts
- Sirlion/ tenderlion steak cut's/ etc ..
- Fish- canned white tunas/ salmons
- Nuts/ seeds
- Natural smooth/ crunchy peanut butters (sandwhiches, oatmeals, crackers, fruits- vegetables, milkshakes, etc..)
- Quorn/ tofu/ soy
- Breaded quorn/ vegetarian meat- breaded (ie: chikn nuggets)
- Baked beans/ refried beans
- Chickpeas/ hummus
- Red wine/ coolers/ beers/ alcohols
- Dark chocolates
- Chocolate bar- (ie: Mars/ Snickers/ etc ..)
- Gatoraides/ poweraids (instead of water- to refuel in sports)
- Etc ..
Fast foods/ dessert based foods (chocolates/ icecreams/ donuts- cakes/ etc ..) wouldn't hurt in the weight- gain process.
Hope i'v helped, goodluck!
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Originally Answered: Food that'll help me gain weight?
To gain weight you need to combine protein foods with starchy carbohydrates as indicated below.
Good weight gaining combinations are bread, cereals, pasta, rice, corn, potatoes or sweet potatoes combined with meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, nuts or sea food.
Peanut butter sandwiches and cheese sandwiches are good weight gaining combinations.
The protein in the above combinations will help to gain extra muscles.