You have suggested underweight treatment using figs whereby 3 dry figs soaked in water should be take twice daily. please clarify whether the dry figs should be eaten or only the water in which the figs are soaked is to be drunk. Pl

How can one gain weight fast?

If you want to gain weight it is important to get a good daily dose of calories and also remember that the aim should be to gain weight in a healthy way and not become fat. Choosing healthy foods to gain weight fast helps you in gaining muscle mass as opposed to fat. The daily diet should include a good mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fats which will help you gain weight quickly. As far as proteins are concerned some of the healthy foods to gain weight fast include red meats, chicken, turkey, fish like salmon, cod and tuna, dairy products like milk, cottage cheese and yogurt, eggs, soya beans, tofu and even some protein supplements like whey and soy protein. The best way to gain weight fast is to ensure that 40% of your daily calorie intake comes from carbohydrate rich foods like rice, fruits, whole grains, cereals, breads, potatoes, pastas, oatmeal, vegetables like corn, green beans and broccoli, yams and pretzels. 10% of the daily calories should come from fat sources like olive, sunflower or safflower oil, peanut butter, fish oils and avocados. Snacks like baked potatoes, chips, apples, raw carrots, protein bars and nuts are also considered healthy foods to gain weight fast.

answered by G R

There are various ways to gain weight. However the most important steps are eating healthy, high-calorie foods, exercising regularly and staying consistent in your efforts. Figs are a great natural remedy for weight gain. You are supposed to eat the figs which have been soaked in water overnight. Do this twice daily. Figs also help you to gain weight when consumed along with milk. Here are some more helpful weight gain tips that you can use;

  • Drink nutritious, high calorie drinks such as mango or banana milkshakes.
  • Try to eat about 30 grams of raisins daily for one month. Raisins are rich in essential fatty acids which help in weight gain and also supply important nutrients to the body.
  • Add some almonds or dates to a glass of milk and boil. Drink this when it is still slightly warm.
  • Try to eat about four to five smaller meals daily. If you feel hungry between meals, snack on fruit pieces, cheese pieces, protein bars or peanut butter and toast. Avoid eating junk foods like chips and cookies.
  • Eat nuts and seeds such as peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. You can eat these plain or add them to foods.
  • Add olive oil to your foods instead of butter or other oils. Olive oil consists of mainly monounsaturated fat which is a healthier option.
  • You can gain healthy weight by exercising regularly. It is important to gain lean muscle mass and not fat. For this you need to engage in resistance training exercises.

answered by G R

What are some of the best exercises to gain weight quickly?

Weight training help a person gain muscle mass and therefore help in gaining weight as opposed to gaining just fat. These weight training exercises also increase the metabolic rate of the body and therefore more calories need to be consumed daily to help accelerate weight gain. One of the best exercises for weight gain on the upper body is push-ups. Similarly squats, lunges and standing heel raises are good for gaining weight on the lower body especially the thighs and calves. These exercises can be done with the help of a step for faster and better weight gain results. In a weight gain workout routine it is also beneficial to include exercises like pull ups and crunches which help in building up the arms, back and abdominal muscles. All these exercises can be combined with a proper weight gain diet in order to gain both muscle mass as well as overall body weight. In a weight gain workout routine the emphasis should be on working the larger muscle group's also known as compound muscles. Some of the best exercises for weight gain with regards to compound muscles are bench presses, bar dips, pull-ups, overhead presses, barbell rows, squats and dead lifts.

answered by G M

The figs and water both to be taken.

answered by K S

The figs should be eaten. Dry figs have concentrated calories which will help you in gaining weight. Water does not have any calorific value.

answered by P P

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