Dieting and Weight Loss
Exercise
Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets
Nutrition

What foods are good for gaining weight?

User Avatar
Wiki User
July 21, 2017 2:58PM

The recommended way to do this is to eat

"font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">

healthy foods in amounts that are more than your body needs.

Eating unhealthy foods would also add to your weight but might harm

you in the long run.

If you want muscle-mass more than fat-gain, you'll also need to get

plenty of exercise.

Healthy foods to gain weight:

    "font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;font-family:'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">

  • red meat; fish (especially oily fish such as

    sardines)

  • seeds and nuts; peanut butter, almond butter, tahini

    "line-height:2em;" />

  • dairy and eggs
  • sweet fruits such as mango, banana and papaya

    "line-height:2em;" />

  • avocado
  • granola; dried fruit; protein bars

    "line-height:2em;" />

  • whole wheat bread; whole grain breads, crackers and foods;

    legumes

  • olive oil on salads or wherever appropriate

    "line-height:2em;" />

  • carbohydrate-veggies such as potatoes and yams

    "line-height:2em;" />

Don't overdo it. Gaining weight faster than about 1 pound per week

should be done under supervision.

User Avatar
Wiki User
July 21, 2017 2:58PM

The recommended way to do this is to eat healthy foods in

amounts that are more than your body needs. Eating unhealthy foods

would also add to your weight but might harm you in the long

run.

If you want muscle-mass more than fat-gain, you'll also need to get

plenty of exercise.

Healthy foods to gain weight:

  • red meat; fish (especially oily fish such as

    sardines)

  • seeds and nuts; peanut butter, almond butter, tahini
  • dairy and eggs
  • sweet fruits such as mango, banana and papaya
  • avocado
  • granola; dried fruit; protein bars
  • whole wheat bread; whole grain breads, crackers and foods;

    legumes

  • olive oil on salads or wherever appropriate
  • carbohydrate-veggies such as potatoes and yams

1) Note that red meat, dairy, and eggs should be eaten in

moderation. If your body's cholesterol is low, you can increase the

amount somewhat.

2) Try to eat several (4 to 6) times a day. Have snacks and drink

water between meals, not during meals.

3) Try to avoid junk foods except as a treat here and there.

4) Don't overdo it. Gaining weight faster than about 1 pound per

week should be done under supervision.See also the Related Links.

"http://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_a_balanced_diet_contain?"

target="_blank">Link: Could you describe a balanced diet?

"http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fat/art-20045550?pg=1"

target="_blank">Link: Different types of fat - which are

healthy?

"http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_healthiest_snacks_for_ages_10-12?"

target="_blank">Link: Some healthy snacks

"http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_3_exercises_for_a_healthy_thirty_year_old_to_build_her_upper_body_strength"

target="_blank">Link: Basic exercises


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.