Healthy Weight Gain:
Not to gain weight: for some a blessing, for others a nightmare. Tackling the problem by eating fatty mayonnaise fries is not the solution. Here are five tips for healthy weight gain.
Reasons are very variable
When you think about weight issues, the first thought that usually comes to mind is: lose weight. However, for those who want to take it, things are not always easy. Almost 4% of the Swiss population struggles to gain weight and is underweight according to their BMI. Women are much more concerned. The reasons vary widely: eating habits, genetic factors, state of health, stress, or high-level sport, to name but a few examples. With age, it can get worse due to dental problems, taking medications, and reduced appetite.
Unhealthy high-calorie foods not only help you gain pounds but also increase unwanted fatty tissue. The risks of health problems such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease do not only affect overweight people. To reach your healthy weight, you must therefore focus on quality foods and have an active lifestyle.
Healthy weight gain: here’s how.
To gain weight, the rule of thumb is: eat 500 kcal more than the recommended energy requirement each day. You will be able to gain a kilo in two weeks.