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Remedy for weight gain

Hi! I am 24 yrs old girl and my height is 5.1 and weight is only 38 kgs. Kindly advise me on weight gain. . I really want to gain weight ASAP.
(September 22, 2007)

According to your height your weight should be around 50 kg, which means you need to gain 10-12 kg to achieve your ideal body weight. Follow these simple guidelines to gain weight –

  • Set a goal to increase your weight gradually, for this increase your whole day’s caloric intake. Have small meals at frequent intervals. For example instead of 3 meals have 6 meals in a day.
  • Consume energy dense foods such as mango milkshake, banana milkshake, nuts (soaked almonds, groundnuts, walnuts, cashew nuts or any others according to your choice), sugar, jam, butter, oil and cream.
  • Consume dry fruits like figs, dates and raisins 4-5 number in a day.
  • Avoid consuming water before meals as this will lower your appetite.

  • Your major meals can include whole cereal wheat tortilla or bread along with a serving of chicken, fish or lean meat or pulses and yoghurt. Try to include at least a serving of vegetable and sprouts along with a cup of yoghurt in a day’s meal.
  • To increase proteins in the diet you can include fish, pulses, cottage cheese, milk and milk products. Milk powder or liquid milk can also be added in various preparations like soups and other beverages.
  • Exercise to increase the muscle mass and also to increase your appetite.
Submitted by S M on September 22, 2007 at 10:24


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