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How To Gain Weight Healthily For Underweight People

Nowadays, there is no escaping from advertisements and commercials from companies that are supposed to help people to lose weight. This is because obesity is a real problem in many countries around the world and businesses are naturally capitalizing on it.

The problem is that because of our focus on obesity, we tend to forget about a group of people who can be severely underweight, whom in the fitness industry called the hardgainers.

Yes, obesity is the cause of many serious health conditions, but being severely underweight also has its fair share of medical and health risks such as cardiac diseases, cancer, impotency and as for older people, osteoporosis and bone fractures and degeneration. So this group of people should also be a cause of concern from the health authorities.

If you have always been thin, you probably would have desired to put on more weight. You may also have attempted many times to increase your weight but without much success and may even have given up on trying anymore. Let me tell you something now. Skinny people can and do gain weight. I know this for a fact because I have helped many underweight clients to put on handsome and healthy muscular weight.

Many underweight people in their desperate attempt to increase their body weight resorted to stuffing loads of junk foods. This is one thing you must not do to because it is a very unhealthy way to increase your weight. Most junk foods are loaded with dangerous trans fats, saturated fats and refined sugar, all of which can cause you serious medical problems along the road.

Although you need to increase your calorie consumption so as to put on weight, get your calories from healthy fats such as omega-3 essential fatty acids which can be found in fishes like tuna and salmon. You will also need to consume more protein to build some muscles and you can get them from lean meats, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts and seeds. Then you can also get your good carbohydrate from vegetables, whole grains and fruits.

For extra calories, supplement your protein intake with protein shakes coupled with a high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement so that you are getting all of the necessary vitamins and minerals to help you to increase your weight.

Next, begin a weight training exercise program to put on muscular weight on your body frame. When you are training with weights, you are forcing your body to grow bigger and that means that you will get heavier because muscles are heavier than your body fat. The problem is that too many people train with weights wrongly or they chose the wrong exercises and so are not very successful in gaining muscle mass.

So do some research for a good weight training program so that you can get your desired results much faster. If it is within your budget, then you should hire a personal trainer who is experienced in helping people to put on muscle mass weight. You will get results much faster and safer this way because a good personal trainer can guide you professionally to achieve your objectives quickly and effectively.

Yes, unless you have some underlying medical condition, you can gain weight even if you have been hardgainer all your life.


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