Most people these days want to lose weight in order to look slim, and as a result they often miss out on essential nutrients and starve themselves, deteriorating their health. On the other hand some people want to  put on a few pounds to look good and feel healthier or simply to bulk up. Gaining weight is not strenuous and can be achieved simply by reversing some essential dieting principles. Certain basic calculations and lifestyle changes can garner impressive result.

Here are ways to gain weight in a healthy manner :

  • Eating 5 to 6 meals a day: In order to gain weight start eating 5-6 meals a day by breaking them into parts. Eating a lot at one time may cause indigestion if the body fails to absorb all nutrients. Eat in small amounts even if you are not hungry and there will be an increase in appetite from day to day. The aim should be to have a generously portioned breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as two to three snacks in between.
  • Load up on protein:  Eating a meal heavy in protein shortly after finishing exercise can be highly effective in adding extra pounds to your body. However, a diet focused only on lean protein is not helpful. It is important to make sure that your diet has plenty of fat in it. Eat foods like cheese, meat, eggs,etc. to gain weight in a healthy manner.
  • Drink your calories: To reach the calorie requirement only by eating may be tough. Drinking milk, milkshakes or protein shakes with little or no sugar can be an effective way to load up on the calorie requirements.
  • Balance your diet: include all food groups that is pulses,cereals, milk and milk products, fruits and veggies in balanced amount in your daily diet. consult a dietitian for a nutritious and well balanced diet.


Junk food and fried foods must be avoided although have a tendency to add more fat to your body but  are very low in vitamins and minerals which are essentially required to keep you really fit.