While many people around you must be conscious about gaining weight, some are concerned and worried because of underweight. Being underweight can be really troublesome. Just like being overweight causes health problem so does being underweight. Many advertisements try to dupe by claiming that a pill or some product can help to either gain or lose weight. Here I’ll share some tips for underweight to gain weight.
The body mass index (BMI) is the factor through which you can determine. All you need to do is to enter height, age, weight. If the BMI is under 18.5, you are underweight.
Here’s a chart to compare your BMI index score.
- 18 or less: Underweight
- 18.5 to 24.9: Normal weight
- 25 to 29.9: overweight
- 30 or higher: obese
Our body starts giving Indications once you’re underweight. You’ll be more prone to diseases as your immunity system will be poor. Weak bones which will lead to easily breakage of them. Hair loss and dizziness, low bodyweight results in thin hair which can fall out easily. Anaemia is the reason behind fatigue and headache, caused by lack of vitamins, iron and B12
Tips to gain weight in healthy way
1. Bulking up
Exercises for weight gaining can help a lot. Weightlifting and Yoga will assist you in building muscles and strength.
2. Healthy munchies
Snacks that are in rich in proteins and carbs are suggested. Peanut butter, Protein bars can be good options. Also, make sure that the munchies contain good fats and cholesterol which will help heart.
3. Increasing calorie intake
This should be done under the surveillance of a dietician. He/she will guide you the best and will provide with diet plan which can aid in increasing weight
4. Nutritious meals
Healthy, nutrients dense meals will ensure to nourish your body thoroughly. Eggs, Chicken, whole grains and brown rice are rich source of proteins and carbohydrates.
As a result, these tips will definitely help underweight to gain weight. We always suggest you to consider dietitian for a proper diet chart.