I’m Katie Adams, a registered dietitian with
Decathlon Club part of Western Athletic Clubs. When you’re trying to gain weight, it is important
to make sure that you do it in a healthy way. Just eating as many calories as you can could
have long term effects on your body. One of the most important things you can do is to
have healthy sources of calorie dense foods. Calorie dense foods are those that contain
a lot of calories in a small amount of food. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etcetera,
all have a high amount of calories for a small amount of food. They also contain fat though
so you want to make sure that you don’t make those your primary source of extra calories,
just maybe for a snack. Liquid calories such as smoothies, 100% juices and even milkshakes
made with low-fat ice cream are an excellent source of added calories when you’re trying
to gain weight. Avocados are also an excellent source of healthy fats and high calories.
Add half an avocado to your sandwich. Lastly, make sure that you eat frequently throughout
the day every 2 to 3 hours that way you’re not eating a huge meal all at once where you’ll
be full for the next several hours. I’m Katie Adams, a registered dietitian with Decathlon
Club and that’s how you can gain weight healthily.