To gain 25 pounds, consume more calories and protein, and add healthy fats to your diet. Avoid filling up on empty calories and nutrient-poor foods.Continue Reading
Eating more frequently is essential when you are trying to gain weight. Instead of eating three times a day, eat five to six meals daily. Eat healthy, calorie-rich snacks throughout the day to amp up your weight gain.
Protein helps build muscle mass, which weighs more than fat. Chicken, eggs, fish, dairy products and protein bars or shakes will help you gain muscle mass, which can increase your weight. You can also supplement your diet with protein powder or whey to bump your caloric and protein intake.
A dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of cheese on top of hearty dishes will add more calories to the meal. For healthy weight gain, make your extra calories count. Try substituting whole milk, butter and full fat sour cream or cottage cheese for the lower-fat options that contain fewer calories.
Peanut, almond and other nut butters are healthy fats that can help you gain weight if eaten regularly. Avocados also contain healthy fats, as do olive and coconut oils. These foods along with full-fat dairy products contain the extra fat and calories you need to add more weight to your frame.
Muscle weighs more than fat, so strength training often can help you gain weight. Strength training exercises include weightlifting, lunges, squats and pushups. Remember, muscle burns more calories than fat, so to maintain your weight, you'll need to add more calories to your diet.
The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate eating plan that emphasizes calories from protein and fats, according the Mayo Clinic. The diet claims to help dieters lose up to 15 pounds during the first two weeks of the program.Full Answer >
The Mayo Clinic advises a person trying to lose weight quickly to follow a diet and exercise program where he aims to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week by burning 500 calories more per day than he consumes. Such a diet involves replacing high-calorie food with lower-calorie alternatives and increasing daily activity.Full Answer >
A person with stable weight wanting to lose 60 pounds in two months would have to create a deficit of 3,500 calories per day through diet and exercise, explains WebMD. Eliminating 3,500 calories a day in food alone is possible if a person already eats more than 4,550 calories each day.Full Answer >
Multiple three-day diet plans are available; each plan has the dieter consume a very low amount of calories per day, after which he typically loses several pounds. However, dieters typically gain back the weight lost on these plans that aren't endorsed by any doctors. Dieters should consult a doctor before beginning a new diet plan, especially one that severely limits calories.Full Answer >