How to Gain Weight?
It is very disappointing to make every possible effort to gain weight and to see no change on the scales. some women gain weight during pregnancy, birth control make you gain weight sometimes. You have tried weight gain pills and weight gainer shakes.
You eat all the time and still you are not gaining weight! Or what is worse, you have lost a few hard-gained pounds from the last week. After some time, you will start to wonder if this is a kind of curse or you are just out of luck to put on a few pounds. Chances are that it is neither the first nor the second but you simply need to be patient and go on. If your weight gain program is right, you will gain some weight sooner or later.
Reasons Why You don’t Gain Weight
There are many reasons why you don’t gain weight, or even worse – you lose weight when you don’t want to.
First, are you sure that you don’t gain weight?
Bodyweight is fluctuating during the daytime and one tends to be heavier in the evening because of all the liquids and food inside him or her, so if you weigh yourself after a heavy dinner (oh, what a marvelous idea!) and then on the next morning, it is logical that you can weigh 2 or 3 kilograms less than the night before.
The most accurate way to measure one’s weight is to do it in the morning – right after you visit the toilet and before you have eaten anything. Needless to say, don’t measure yourself with trousers or sweaters on because clothes can add up to 2 kilograms and this way you get false signals that you have gained weight when you haven’t.
But if you measure yourself only in the morning and see improvements, then it is different. It looks like that you are really not gaining weight. Unless you suffer from a disease (for instance, one of the symptoms of cancer is that the patient loses weight.
though most often this is accompanied by appetite loss as well, so only the fact that you eat for ten and still are under 100 kgs needs not to worry you about having cancer) that prevents you to gain weight or being ultra-slim is hereditary, loss of weight or lack of gain means that your diet and lifestyle is not proper.
The first diet disorder is not intaking enough calories. Even if you eat a lot, this does not mean that you intake a lot of calories. In fact, there are calorie-burning foods (like broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) that require more calories to be processed by the body than the calories contained in them are. If fruits and vegetables are your main food, no wonder that you will stay slim forever.
A weight gain program requires strong food and the stress must be on proteins because they are ones that will build you muscle. Dieting is a whole science and we are not going to get into more depth in this article but more details about how eating affects your body can be found here.
Quick metabolism is another reason for not being able to put on weight. Quick metabolism means that your body throws out large quantities of food instead of processing them and storing them as fat reserves or muscles. You can’t do much about slowing down your metabolism, besides taking some supplements and adapting your daily regime to the peculiarities of your body (having not enough sleep, for example, is also a reason not to be able to gain weight).
How to Gain Weight Fast?
A very common reason for losing weight is being too active. While for the majority of people lack of physical exercise is a serious problem, you are on the other pole. You can either slow down your active lifestyle (this is an almost guaranteed way to gain some fat but unfortunately not muscle) or start eating more. So, if your goal is to gain weight by gaining muscles, your only alternative is to go on with the active lifestyle but double or triple your daily calorie intake. Generally, the more you exercise, the more you eat but in many cases, one exercises so heavily that a huge steak is burnt in no time at all and the overall effect is that you gain muscle but lose weight.
Gaint Muscles Not Fat
There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, gaining muscle, not fat is the aim of most weight control diets. Muscles weigh more than fat so if you notice a movement upwards on the scales but your body measurements (waist, hips, etc.) do not change, the most likely reason is that you have increased the percentage of muscles in your body. If you manage to gain muscle, while keeping your body fat-free (to the extent this is possible) you have the right to be proud of yourself!