“What’s the secret of gaining weight faster?”
This question has been searched several million times on google and there is still no one perfect, ideal answer for it.
Gaining weight can prove to be just as difficult as losing weight. People who are having sleepless nights trying to lose some extra pounds must find it intimidating when they meet their counterparts struggling to gain that weight.
To some people, gaining weight involves using steroids, fat stacks (pounds of fat), shakes, and many supplements sold out there. While gaining weight may sound like a difficult process, it really doesn’t have to be.
Here are the seven secrets people are using to help them gain weight super fast: You should also adapt them if you are looking to gain some extra weight.
- Increase Your Food Intake
Well, I know you have heard this several times, but you think it’s such a cliché. This is the ultimate no-brainer, and there is hardly any shortcut.
If you consume 300 calories each day, it’s time to add in another 300 calories to make it 600. Remember to stick to calorie-dense foods such as proteins to help you gain that extra weight faster.
2. No appetite? The Boost it!
When I tell most people that they have to eat more to gain weight, the answer is always, “I don’t have the appetite” or “I feel hungry less often”. If you’re having a problem with appetite, here are a few things you can do to boost it just before your mealtime:
· Pre-meal exercise -Try taking a 30 minute – 1-hour walk before dinner, a slight jog, or a 10 minute run up and down the stairs to fasten your metabolism.
· Spice it Up: Prepare your own meals and add in your favorite spices.
When your meals taste just the way you like them, you can easily double your servings and eat more to gain weight.
3. Eat More Frequently
Avoid going for more than 4 hours without eating something. As you double the portion of your breakfast, lunch, and dinner (never skip any!), take a snack in between, within intervals of 2-3 hours.
Such small snacks between meals help to boost your daily calorie intake.
On the contrary, staying hungry for more than 4 hours makes your body use up the already stored body mass, thus hindering your process of gaining weight.
4. Eat Faster
Get used to eating faster to clear your plate within the shortest time possible. This trick denies your body the chance to digest the food as you eat.
When you eat slowly, digestion takes place in the process, making you feel full faster, and it becomes impossible to clear your plate.
Eating your meals faster, therefore, increases your chances of gaining weight sooner.
5. Use a Bigger Plate
This is some kind of a mind game.
It takes less mental effort to clear one large plate than two small plates. Therefore, use a bigger plate to serve your meals and fill it up, then apply rule number 4 and take it down in the shortest time possible.
Using a bigger plate will increase your food quantities and help you gain weight faster.
6. Late Dinner
Even if you get home from work feeling hungry, avoid taking an early dinner if you still got a lot to do before bed.
Take a snack or something like a cup of tea and toast (with peanut butter/margarine), then wait and take your dinner at most 30 minutes before going to bed.
Alternatively, if you have to take an early dinner, have a snack just before going to bed. This gives your body the nutrients and energy to gain weight by building more muscle and lean tissue as you enjoy your beauty sleep.
PS: *Avoid sleeping on an empty stomach by all means possible*.
7. Take More Calorie-dense Foods
To gain weight in the shortest time possible, substitute your current diet with more calorie-dense foods.
Make proteins your closest friend because they are what helps your body build up lean weight. Consequently, ensure that every meal you take contains at least protein, starch, vegetable, and fats. The more calorie-dense foods you take, the faster you’ll gain weight.
BONUS*: It is important to note that adding weight is not building fats. Most people tend to think they can add weight by eating lots of fatty foods.
You gain healthy weight by building up lean muscle (by proteins) and not unhealthy fats.
Gaining weight is not difficult, in fact it is way easier than most people will tell you. It all depends on how willing you are to put in the effort and time required. For some it can happen within a few weeks while for others, it may take a couple of months depending on your consistency.
Nevertheless, the weight-gain equation is quite simple – calories in versus calories out. If you set a goal for your daily calories intake and focus on a high-calorie diet, gaining weight will be as easy as ABC.