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Lifting Heavy Weights Help to Gain Weight

Question / Dilemma: I’m working out every day of the week. As is the belief, will doing more weights help me gain faster?

Answer: First of all, you have taken the right approach by going for weight training, but there are certain things that you should keep in mind as you strive to reach your fitness goals. Since you want to be healthier and add to your weight, weight training is definitely the best approach. But, you should not be doing it daily. Don’t go for weights on an everyday basis, limit your regimen and go for the workout not more than 3 to 4 days a week. Also, if you are focusing on doing weights in the gym, you need to balance by limiting your cardio. Make heavier weights your focus. However, don’t start by exercising with really heavy weights – start small and aim big. Fewer repetitions and heavier weights is thus your basic goal.

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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Weight Gain Diet

The most easily available option for a person trying to gain weight  are supplements. Some of us are skeptical about adding them to the diet as the health consequences of these products have never been explained by anyone. Most of these weight gain supplements are heavily promoted but no one can for sure say what are the actual ingredientsand what will be the health repercussions in the long run.

Why would you want to experiment with your health? Instead try a healthy weight gain diet to gain healthy weight. You can write to us at fitness@fitho.in to know more about a healthy weight gain diet or check out our free weight loss plan at Fitho’s weight gain diet.

Here are few tips to help you get started on a healthy weight gain program.

Tips for Gaining Weight

• The weight gain diet should be nutritionally balanced. Focus on quality of food being consumed.

• Small frequent meals should be taken i.e., 5-6 times in a day (3 larger meals and 3 smaller meals alternately. A gap of at least 3 hours should be there so that the body can digest each meal fully.

• Never skip the breakfast from the meal as this is the most important meal of the day.

• Eat protein because gaining weight demands for amino acids which are derived from the protein. Good sources of protein are- whey, fish, dairy products, meat, nuts and seeds (almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, seasam seeds, sunflower seeds), pulses, etc.

• Avoid caffeine and nicotine to help the body retain maximum nutritional value from what one eats. (more…)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo

Weight Gain Supplements – Gain Weight Fast

We have many articles and tips to Gain Weight. Here, we’ll address how you can easily gain weight using weight gain supplements, since they can really help you develop size and look fuller.

Essentially to gain weight, you need to eat more calories than you burn. But its not always easy for people to increase their calorie intake, by eating more food. Also, to gain weight, its important to make sure that you gain healthy weight. How do you do gain healthy weight? By consuming more healthy calories. Again, not easy to do. So, what’s an easy way to gain healthy weight? Read below for more..

Try weight gain supplements, like the Massive Weight Gain Supplement or the Jumbo Weight Gainer. Whether you just want to gain weight, gain mass or gain muscle, they work for both. These weight gain supplements basically contain a mix of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

To use these supplements to gain muscle, combine them with an intense muscle growth workout, and grow your muscle size.

Which is the best weight gain supplement? The best weight gain supplement is one that uses high quality ingredients and the right calorie intake to promote weight gain, like these weight gain supplements.

Can both men and women take this weight gain supplement? Yes, both men and women can take this supplement to gain weight.

Are these supplements legal? Yes, these weight gain supplements do not contain any illegal chemicals, steroids or anything like that.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo

Healthy Weight Gain Tips

Wanting to gain weight might not be a predicament for most, but there are the select few out there. There are skinny men and women who want to look more filled out, but just have a really hard time doing it.

The obvious answer. Just eat high calorie junk food, relax on your couch and you’ll see yourself filling out. But we wish it was that simple. First, because even that doesn’t work sometimes. And if that does work, then you only get fat from it. And who wants to get fat?

So, for those of you looking to have healthy weight gain, read on … hopefully, you’re not losing weight as you read this, but it’ll be worth it :)

We’ll break the concept down a little. Our body is like a machine, a pretty phenomenal one. To perform any activity, your body requires fuel. We fuel it through food. Now, if you perform activities that require more fuel than you provide it, it starts looking for fuel in your body. But if you provide it with more fuel than it requires, then it stores it for use some other time.

That seems simple, but right there it becomes a little complicated. Our body stores energy in multiple way- fat, glycogen and muscle, depending on what you eat and what kind of activity you do. The ideal way to have healthy weight gain is to add muscle, but its the trickiest. (Ladies, do not worry that muscle will make you bulky. If it was so easy to become bulky, then wouldn’t all the men be like Hulk Hogan)
And as is obvious, gaining weight from fat isn’t healthy but it is the easiest.

Now, how do you really gain weight by adding muscle? By doing the right combination of exercise and diet.

Since many cases tend to be specific, some general advice is to regularly exercise, and feed your muscles appropriately. Instead of eating 3 large meals a day, break them up into 6 more frequent ones. Muscles need fuel often, otherwise they start cannibalizing themselves (How crazy is that, but its true)

So, feed yourself often and more. Add some protein and good carbohydrates in your diet. Feed those muscles and watch yourself gaining healthy weight in the right places.

Yoghurt is an excellent source of protein and carbohydrates. See these benefits of yoghurt.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo