High metabolism? You can still gain the weight you want
Dt Sheetal chhabria
Vasanth nagar, Bengaluru Apr 28, 2018
For most people who are underweight, it is their high metabolism rate that is responsible. Metabolism is basically the energy required by your body to function normally. If your body burns higher than the average amount of calories required for normal functioning of the system, you have a high BMR.
How to gain weight with high basal metabolic rate (BMR)
- Eat more: Food is obviously important when it comes to gaining weight. The key is to consume more calories than what your body burns every day. Keep track of your daily calorie count and try to increase it by say 500 calories consistently.
- Eat often: Increase your calorie intake in a single meal will only make you feel sick. Instead, distribute the calories among meals so that they will be easier to consume.
- Eat healthy: Sure, friend foods and sweets will help you put on weight but unhealthy weight. These foods increase your fat and not healthy lean mass. Regular consumption of unhealthy foods will result in cholesterol and tooth decay.
- Eat high energy foods: Snack on foods that are packed with calories in every bite. This ensures the food is healthy and increases your calorie intake. Foods like beans, dry fruits, nuts and peanut butter are perfect for weight gain.
- Proteins: If you’re looking to gain muscle mass, proteins make all the difference. Try to ensure about 30% of your daily calories come from healthy proteins to enhance muscle building.
- Salads second: Don’t start your meals with salads but pick energy-dense foods first instead. This will make sure you eat calorie rich foods first and eat salads later. If you begin with salads you tend to get full and skip calorie rich foods.
- Lift: If you are looking to gain, cardio and aerobics can be counterproductive as they make you burn more calories. Instead, lift weights so that the calories you consume go towards muscle building.