Eating fattening foods will increase your weight, but this will consist mainly of fat. If you want to gain weight without gaining weight, you must start a healthy diet and a regime of affective exercise in your lifestyle. There is no need to spend money in a gym, because there are exercises you can do at home, without using weights.
To gain weight, you will have to eat more calories than you burn each day. A good way to increase your calorie intake is to eat frequently. Eating every three hours, up to six meals a day, is ideal. Eating frequently will make it easier to eat more calories, instead of eating three large meals a day. By multiplying your weight in pounds by 20, you can find out the minimum amount of calories you should consume daily to gain weight. Get carbohydrates from foods such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, potatoes, couscous and fruits, enjoy lean proteins like chicken and fish. Choose unsaturated fats such as olive oil over saturated fats.
Developing muscle mass will help you gain weight, because muscle weighs more than fat. Calisthenics are exercises you can do at home, using the resistance of your own body weight, which increase muscle mass, and can also make you stronger and more energetic. Calisthenics include squats, push-ups, calf lift, lunges and sit-ups. After exercising, always give the muscles a day off, so they can recover before being trained again.
Cardiovascular exercises, such as running, cycling and swimming, should be limited, if you are trying to gain weight. Increase the heart rate activates the metabolism and burns the calories you need to maintain in order to gain weight. A maximum of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, two days a week, should keep your weight gain progress intact.
Smoothies to gain weight
Smoothies to gain weight are high in calories, carbohydrates and protein, and can supplement your diet. If you can not consume all the calories needed to gain weight, you can drink a weight gain shake. The best time to drink them is during and after training.