Healthy hints to gain weight

Being underweight can be just as serious as being overweight. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential to wellness.

First, eliminate the possibility of disease processes, then, identify any contributing factors (low appetite, stress, hyperactivity, poor food choices) and take appropriate corrective measures.

Stimulate appetite
Drinking fluids too close to a meal reduces appetite; instead sip beverages along with food or after eating.
Exercise can stimulate appetite and can add weight by building muscle.

Relax
A daily 10 minute stretching routine using relaxation breathing reduces stress and associated nervous energy.

Increase caloric consumption; adding 350 calories a day without increasing calorie expenditure will gain a pound every 10 days.
Add cream, butter, cheese to as many foods as possible.
Add snacks between meals eating 5-6 times a day.
Add nuts, peanut butter, cheese, and avocados.
A high calorie liquid nutritional supplement may be beneficial.

Choose nutrient-rich foods; eliminate highly processed foods and soda; high content of caffeine and sugar over-stimulates the nervous system and reduces the appetite, Soda also adversely affects mineral absorption. Reduce coffee and other drinks with little nutritional value.

Every person has a unique recipe for wellness; find your recipe by adding the “ingredients” that work for you and removing the” ingredients” that are harmful. Remember, to give things time to work; to get where you are took time and if you expect an instant fix, you will be disappointed.

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