Gaining WeightK, so I hve this event coming up in about 4 months, & i wanna b prfctly preprd 4 it - which means I need 2 gain weight - like about 7 whole kgs!!!Any suggestions?!!

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litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is very important to gain weight in a healthy way.  The best way to gain weight is to find out why you are so skinny.  I am not sure what you need to gain weight for, but be sure to see a doctor and nutritionist.  Tell them exactly why you want to gain weight, and they will be able to advise you how.  I suggest eating a lot of strong, healthy meals.  Do not skip meals or live off of crackers.  Have the nutritionist write up a diet plan, and talk to family members about how they can help you achieve it.  You might also want to begin exercising, again with a doctor’s advice.

megan-bright eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a very difficult concept. I was too thin and basically underweight in my teens and twenties. It had nothing to do with what I was eating. In many cases, and in my case, my metabolism was just sky high and burned  everything. It made me painfully thin. I never tried to stuff my face to gain weight, and I wouldn't recommend that for anyone. 

Those who said build muscle are correct. However, that is definitely something that is long-term. I really don't see any healthy and quick solutions to changing your body weight suddenly. Let it happen naturally.

e-martin eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Excercise with muscle building in mind. If you do tension exercises and some weight lifting focusing on really pushing toward building muscle (instead of toning), you may be able to gain a few pounds. 

Stay healthy though. Keep eating healthy foods, eating breakfast, and fruit. Add some extra pasta and you might see an increase in your weight. 

However, this same advice is often given for weight loss. The difference is the focus on working to build muscle. 

Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If I was trying to gain weight I would increase my carbohydrate intake, begin a strength training regiment, and add protein shakes to my diet.  Eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in between meals or drink milkshakes.  Muscle weighs more than fat, so increasing your muscle mass will gain weight.  Increasing your caloric intake will also help.  If you are incredibly devoted, I have heard of people who wake up in the middle of the night to eat when trying to gain weight.

trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To increase your weight, I would add more complex carbohydrates to the diet that are high in nutrition and fiber. I would also increase the amount of protein, fruits and vegetables. However, I would stay away from saturated fats and high calorie foods like butter and icecream. Although they add the pounds, they are not heart healthy. Try adding exercise to your regimen. Build muscle and you will gain weight.

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I very much agree with number 3 and 4. It is true that muscle weighs more than fat but as noted---you should approach the gaining of weight in a healthy way. You don't want to run the risk of compromising your health to gain the pounds. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning this process.

ilovemusic1225 | Student

I'm sorry but I don't understand why you need to add the part that you are REALLY skinny. If you don't feel comfortable with your weight than you should try altering your diet to become the person you really want to be.

scorpio37 | Student