View Full Version : Tips to gain weight?
06-23-2006, 08:55 AM
My friend, who is transitioning to more raw in his diet, is looking to gain a bit of weight. I'm so proud of him..he's gone from 205lbs to 167lbs!!! He's 6'3" tall...this is through diet and excersise.
He's a little concerned though that he's losing too much weight. I told him perhaps to eat more nuts and avocados to gain a bit more back...
Any other suggestions? He doesn't like dried fruit:P
06-23-2006, 10:45 AM
I think it depends...it seems different things work for different bodies. The obvious thing is eating more calories than you burn, but thats not all that easy to figure out. In his case, it sounds like you are right with the nuts/seeds and avocados. Maybe even make more things with raw oil so that its adding healthy calories without added bulk. Does we do strength training? That can help as well. Eating more calories and strength traning together usually help build the body healthily...with muscle. now if only I would work out more then this might be working for me as well! My problem is I like bike riding and walking and running and playing sports way more than strength training...I can't do those other things much right now, so I don't do like anything.
good luck to your friend :) I hope this helps in some way
06-23-2006, 09:03 PM
I think at one time Alyssa's husband, Dennis felt he was losing too much weight, but he knew if he stayed with raw, his weight would adjust to what it was meant to be. Does anyone else recall reading that?
06-24-2006, 07:59 PM
I have a nasty little habit of taking two pecan halves or two walnut halves, and sandwiching them around a date. Totally addictive to me, I have to really watch and not get in the habit of munching those, they are sure to make me gain weight.
06-24-2006, 08:21 PM
When my daughter was little, I'd take a date, cut it open and stuff it with peanut butter. She loved it! Now we know she's allergic to peanuts. So no more of that. I've tried other nuts, but she hates all the nut butters.
06-24-2006, 08:39 PM
My best advice for him to gain weight is to become me. :D
06-24-2006, 09:25 PM
Drink lots of juices without the pulp/fiber (strain it, if homemade). Use sweet fruit. Other high-calorie fruits are easier to consume in large quantities if blended, such as mangoes.
Figs are coming into season.
Apple and orange juices are available all season and high-cal, as well as grape juices.
Blended bananas, of course; add some oil to thicken, dates to sweeten or agave and it's like a very high-calorie shake.
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