Weight Management Program
Its not all about weight loss!! Some of us suffer from the exact opposite being underweight!!! If you are underweight or have a health condition that makes it difficult to put on pounds, you already realize that gaining weight in a healthy way involves more than just eating large portions. Getting those extra calories is important, but a safe plan involves seeking out nutritious sources of food and balancing your diet with regular physical activity.
Healthworld nutritionist recommends adding calories to your daily diet by eating more frequently, choosing more calorie-rich foods, having snacks in addition to meals, eating desserts with some positive nutritional properties and drinking smoothies, milk or juice with meals during the day instead of water. Make nutritionally sound choices from the core food groups, including low-fat dairy, lean protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, but don’t shy away from calorie-dense options that are also full of nutrients. Examples of high-calorie foods that can find a place in your diet include avocados, nuts, nut butter, seeds, low-fat cheese, beans, whole grains, dried fruit and fiber-rich cereal.
Although exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and maintain a lean physique, it can also lead to weight loss if you end up burning more calories than you eat. To avoid that, your trainer will build a specific workout regiment for you to follow that will allow you become more toned and defined while still gaining weight.
Healthy, lasting weight loss is a gradual process that involves permanent lifestyle change, and healthy weight gain is no different. You may notice that you can gain weight quickly at first if you make many changes at once, but eventually your progress will become steady and consistent. We at Healthworld set a goal of gaining no more than 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. per week through eating more every day and getting regular strength training sessions.
Talk to your doctor about a healthy weight gain plan before you adopt a new diet program or take measures yourself to put on weight. It can help to keep a goal weight in mind that you intend to reach and then adjust your exercise and eating patterns to focus on weight maintenance instead of continued gain. As you weigh the pros and cons of potential plans, consider your long-term health and choose a program that has sustainable and safe methods beyond a temporary period of time.
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