What are best foods to gain weight?

What are some of the best foods to eat if you are trying to gain weight? Eat larger portions of every food group - meats, dairy, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats.  Also eat more often by eating 3 meals and 3 snacks. Plan to eat something every 2 to 3 hours during waking...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to gain weight?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to gain weight? The Weight Management practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with people who need to gain weight. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or...

I have talked about my weight with my mom and some close friends. I am underweight.

Thank you for the concern, I appreciate it very much. I have already talked about it with my mom and some of my closest friends. I do have an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday to talk about it. I am 5 feet 11 inches. So I guess I am underweight, but the thing is...

I started working out and would like to know what I can do to maximize gaining weight?

I am 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh only 125 pounds. I recently started working out and would like to know what I can do to my diet to maximize my efforts in gaining weight. My body fat is about 9% and I would like to maintain this level. Your normal...

I have always been skinny. How do I put on weight to get to the average weight?

I am writing to you because I am ready to begin the weight gain process. I am a 19-year-old male. I am 6 feet 3 inches and weigh 128 pounds. I have always been skinny and so have a lot of the men in my family. I have always been told that because of...

I tried the powders and need to take in more calories and fat, but I am not sure of the foods I can consume.

Hi. I am 30 years old, 6 feet 2 inches and weigh a mere 135 to 140 pounds. I really would like to gain 10 to 15 pounds and maintain it. I would say that I do eat 3 regular meals a day and some in-between as well. A few years ago, (maybe 5)...

I am stuck in my weight gain. What should my calorie intake be?

I am stuck in my weight gaining. I am 42 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and now weigh 147 pounds with a body fat of 9.5%. During the day I work at a desk, but I am always running around the office and at night I lift weights 4 times a week, 2...

The Metropolitan Life Insurance tables qualifies me as underweight. Should I be worried?

I am 5 feet 7' inches and weigh 108 pounds. By the Metropolitan Life Insurance tables, this qualifies me as underweight. But I'm only 18 and the tables don't include my age group. I want to know if I should be worried and try to gain weight, but I can't seem to find any...

I’ve tried protein powders to gain weight and they didn’t work.

I want to gain weight. I'm 5 feet 10 inches and 180 pounds. I would like to get up to 190 pounds. I've tried protein powders and they didn't work. So now I'm trying yoga and yogurt. I work out a lot doing weight lifting and am really athletic. While it is more difficult to...

My wife broke her hip and ever since she has been underweight.

My wife fell and broke her hip 2 years ago. Ever since then she has been underweight. She only weighs around 94 pounds. When I try to sneak in larger portions, she notices it and leaves some. I can't get her to eat more. Do you have any suggestions? She can't walk very far...

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