A lot of the time we tend to focus on losing weight, but what about when we need to start gaining healthy weight? Sometimes we can think the only way to stay healthy is to keep shedding those kilos, but that is not always the case. Our body needs a certain amount of sustenance to survive. So here are some tips to putting on weight the healthy way!
Shake it up
Firstly, make some home made protein smoothies. Lean protein is a great way to help you put on a little bit of extra weight in a delicious and healthy way!
Making your own smoothies also helps you control the amount of sugar that goes in, because a lot of smoothies bought from the store contain a lot of sugar in them.
Nuts and nut butters are also an incredible source of healthy fats, and will help you gain weight the right way.
Just a hand full of almonds contains over 7 grams of protein and 18 grams of healthy fat. Again, ensure you are picking up nut butters that don’t contain incredible amounts of sugar. There are plenty of amazing, organic nut butter brands that will help you get in those healthy fats.
You say Potato…
Potatoes and starches are an awesome and cost effective way to add in some extra calories. Think of quinoa, oats, corn, buckwheat, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans and legumes and winter root vegetables.
There are so many ways to cook these items and they will provide you with so many nutrients that will help your body function at it’s best!
Get out there!
Taking protein supplements is also a strategy for athletes to gain weight. Think of whey protein. When it is coupled with exercise, it is a great way for body builders to gain healthy weight. You can take them before or after you work out, as well as any time of the day.
Remember, take everything in moderation. Also remind yourself that any change in your body is about the journey you take it on. If you stay consistent and work hard, you will get the results the healthy way!