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All Fatty Foods are Not Good to Gain Weight

Question / Dilemma: I was wondering since I am aiming to put on a few kilos, are all fatty food good for me?

Answer: Just because you want to gain a few kilos, it doesn’t mean that you can gorge on anything that’s fatty, say for instance a plate of samosas or deep-fried Puris. You don’t want to gain unhealthy fat, for you? To gain healthy weight, the right nutrition at the right time is what matters.

For example, your post workout snack should be low fat and have a carbohydrate to protein ratio of 2:1. The carbs proportion is higher because your muscle’s glycogen stores are depleted and to repair them, you supply them with fast dissolving carbohydrates. If you have a high fat meal, it slows down the digestion process, and the nutrients that your muscles need are not absorbed by your body, which in turn inhibits muscle growth.

Answered by Prachi Agarwal, first appeared in HT City (Hindustan Times), Get Healthy Delhi! campaign, where she is a Fitness Expert on the panel of health experts.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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