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Gain Health the Healthy Way, Not the Supersized Way

Aug 31, 2008
While it may seem that the entire weight world is focused on losing weight, there are some individuals who actually need to gain weight due to health complications or fast metabolisms. If you are one of those people it may seem as if there is no help for you and that the best way to do so is a daily dose of fast food meals and other junk food. This however is a dangerous recipe for success as it is possible to weigh little and be just as unhealthy as an obese person. You do not want to succeed looking like you are a healthy weight with the consequence of a fatty and unhealthy heart.

There are some simple things you can do starting with learning how to eat healthy to help you gain weight in a healthy manner. Foods that are high in carbs, protein, and healthy fats that contain the omega 3 acids such as fish, flax, and walnuts can help you gain weight while keeping your fat and cholesterol down. Even if you do not seem obese it is possible to have too high of a body mass index which is based on the idea of fat versus muscle. You only need to add 500 calories a day, so look into purchasing a calorie counter to help you make informed decisions while you are adjusting to your new diet plan.

Exercise is another way to start gaining healthy muscle instead of fat. Free weights and regular visits to the gym utilizing free weights and interval training can help you gain muscle mass while burning fat. This will translate into a healthier looking you with added weight instead of just letting your metabolism burn away your nutrients along with the fat. Some experts warn away bodybuilders from cardio additionally, but a moderate amount of cardio a day will help maintain the muscles you are building and keep your heart healthy which is also important. Remember, as much as the health industry may seem geared towards losing weight, the whole point of exercise is to actually keep your body healthy, and that should be true rather you are looking to gain weight or lose it.

You may also find that certain amino acids such as creatine found in diet supplements will aid in your body in the production of muscle mass thus increasing your overall weight. Creatine is often used by professional body builders who need to build muscle mass and strength. Be sure to follow your regular vitamin and mineral regime when adding a diet supplement to your daily weight gaining routine as these are important to your overall weight as well. Gaining weight may seem to be an uphill battle for you, but with the proper patience and utilization of these three guidelines, it is possible to gain weight in a healthy balanced manner. Following a workout plan, diet plan, and supplement plan will help you put healthy pounds on and produce a more muscular you.
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