If you have been skinny all your life, then you know the struggle of trying to gain weight and not seeing any progress. You may have tried eating more and drinking yogurt or milk, and many other strategies.
Gaining weight is not just about eating more, it is about eating more of the right things and doing the right exercises.
Well just as it is genetic to gain weight quickly, it is also genetic to have a slim figure. However, if you are looking to gain weight and be curvier, there are certain tips and trick s you should know.
1. Eat more healthy fats
Healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, coconuts, groundnuts and so on will help you gain weight in the right places.
If you eat unhealthy fats like junk, you risk gaining weight in your belly and we all know that belly fat is the hardest to lose.
2. Do weight lifting exercises
Women tend to shy away from lifting weights because we think that it will make us look like Hulk Hogan. This is untrue as lifting weights help to tone and build your muscles.
When your muscles are toned, you tend to look curvier and more rounded that when you are just fat.
3. Eat regularly
Eating often throughout the day can provide you with a steady flow of calories. Try to eat at least every 4 hours, whether it is a full meal or a small snack. If you’re not up to a meal, have a snack that includes protein and three different classes of food. If you prefer, you can create 4-6 smaller meals throughout the day, rather than adding snacks between larger meals.
4. Try protein shakes
Protein plays a very important role in weight gain. If you are trying to gain weight and you are not eating enough protein, you are setting yourself up for failure.
If you are not getting enough protein in your diet, you can use protein shakes. They can be added to smoothies, oatmeal breakfasts, and milkshakes and they come in a variety of flavors.
5. Sleep more
Sleep helps to rejuvenate your body and renew your strength. If you are doing all these things and you are not getting adequate sleep, you might not see the kind of progress that you desire.