81 How to Gain Weight

Good Morning,

 

We usually talk about losing weight but do you know how to gain weight? It’s actually quite easy (but I’ll bet you knew that). When you put food into categories you can compare them based on weight (using a pound). Obviously volume wouldn’t be a helpful way to compare foods… for example, one pound of spinach would be a lot more in volume than one pound of cheese.

 

Calorie density turns out to be really important to us because we can easily remember which foods will cause weight gain and which will be helpful in weight loss.

 

Here are approximate calorie densities from lowest to highest:

 

Water/fiber

0

Vegetables

100

Fruits

300

Unrefined carbs (grains)

500

Legumes/beans

600

Flour products

1000

Fatty protein (meat)

1000

Refined carbs (sugars)

1400

Junk food

2300

Nuts/seeds

2800

Oil/fat

4000

The way it works is that if you focus on the foods that are from about 1400 to 4000 calories per pound you will gain weight no matter what you do… even if you exercise vigorously every day. No matter what anyone says… calories DO count, but we don’t need to walk around with a calorie chart under our arm. Good grief, I remember when people did that. So, if you are trying to gain weight fast without regard to your health… that’s the easiest route. If you want to gain weight and do it in a healthy way, let me know so that you can continue to…

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