What To Do If You Are Underweight

What To Do If You Are Underweight
What To Do If You Are Underweight

Our society is obsessed with thinness and countless programs exist to help those who are obese. But it can sometimes go too far resulting in eating disorders body image issues and dangerously underweight people (mostly women) unaware of how they are imperiling their health. If you are underweight and feel you need to add a few pounds approach the problem in the same way that you would lose weight safe sensible and with an eye on loving who you are than what society says you should be.
Ideal Weight
Before you start to gain weight you must know how much you need to win. . Your body mass index (BMI) can tell you the ideal weight for your height and gender giving you a goal to work for. (If you try to bulk up because you participate in a sport you can coach or doctor tell you your ideal weight). Weight gain should be gradual so give yourself a window to make it safe. Once you have calculated your BMI find out how long it will take to get there if you get 1 or 2 pounds per week.
Nutrition
Once you know your goals you can prepare a diet plan that helps you to meet them. If you increase the calorie count does not leave healthy eating habits. It simply means changing your diet to match your needs. Calculate your resting metabolic rate to determine how many calories you need each day. Then add a modest amount (500 to 1 000 calories) to help put on pounds. Eat nutritious foods high in protein which help build muscle mass. They include fish poultry and beans. Include whole-grain bread vegetables and fruit for well-balanced nutrition and when you eat sweets focus on those that contain nutrients like muffins and yogurt. Generally speaking you should adopt a plan that requires three meals a day plus two snacks.
Exercise
A good exercise program can help add on pounds and increase your energy level and help your feel great. Look into strength-training techniques which focuses on building lean muscle. Your exercise program should work all the major muscle groups equally-ideally wearing them out after 15 to 20 repetitions of the same exercise. In the early stages of weight training you are inclined to develop some soreness in the muscles. It is perfectly normal and while you should never over-exert yourself a little stiffness in the first few days is nothing to be worried. Talk to your doctor about a formal exercise regimen he should be able to give some good advice.

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