I am 6'1 but I only weight 140 pounds and my BMI is 18.6 which is borderline underweight. Anyone got any ideas.
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There are some good pointers already from people with similar experience, bit to clarify, weight gain is just as hard as weight loss depending on your body type. What does your current diet include and do you try to eat carnal or have you looked seriously at gaining weight. When you're trying to gain weight, you obviously don't want to race into a carb overload or just eat a bunch of food. The more you eat, the more you speed up your metabolism. This is where nutrition plays an important role. Stay away from junk food, empty carbs don't help you at all, they're just increasing your colesterol and possibly giving you a high blood blood sugar level. You want to eat Whole Grains ( unless it is completely whole grains, it is not whole...multi grains and grains are not to be any part of the ingredients otherwise you are cheating yourself) eat high proteins, they also take a longer time to break down and of course vegetables. Now the trick with nutrition is that your body needsva certain amount of different minerals and vitamins to function properly. There are many brands and prices and labels telling you they are the perfect supplement.
Let me explain how your Diet is your health. If you feed your body proper nutrition, it can function as it should. Clearly there is food tampered with many chemicals and hormones and pesticides...the list just keeps going on. The healthiest way to go is to eat the freshest and plainest food you can find. You might not be the next iron chef of America, but for your proteins, fish, chicken, lean beef and pork...I gave them in the order of leanest to fattest , are your meats, eggs are good as well, and a great source of protein. Find 2 fruits you love, apples, grapefeuits, grapes, pears, strawberrys, bananas, oranges...there are many of these that are great. Have some nuts, Almonds are the best choice, walnuts are great also. You always went to keep your body "energized" if you don't have time to eat a meal...don't eat a huge meal instead of 2 meals and a snack. It might sound like you're on some type of diet plan, but fact is your body works a certain way, and maybe people that invented those plans know a little something about the way a body utilizes nutrition. 2 almonds and a Apple are the perfect inbetween meals for example. Stay away from empty carbs...if you absolutely must have a little candy or sugar or something to cheat...pick one day of the week that you are going to let it be a treat. Don't binge on every thing you could possibly dream, but keep your meals the same, and let yourself have one meal of choice. You will realize that eating healthy will make you feel better. Once you have nutrition down, muscle building and proper nutrition combined will help you gain good body weight. As part of your exercise program you should do multiple types of strength training. Try suspension training TRX...its body weight exercises that help build core strength. If you're new to weight training its a great start or Yoga.1