Girls trying to gain weight have had a difficult time looking for the right information. You're no doubt sick and tired of the media's constant barrage of TV programs and dieting gurus telling people how to lose weight but virtually neglect those trying to gain weight. Well don't give up hope as I'm about to reveal to you how to gain weight fast for girls using these 6 simple tips.
Write Up A Weight Gain Plan
The first thing you need to do before embarking on your weight gain journey is to write up a weight gain plan. A weight gain plan will help you by guiding you to what needs to be done in order to gain weight in the shortest possible time. A plan will help to eliminate procrastination, doubt, confusion on what needs to be done as well as eliminating time wasting activities that do not contribute to your weight gain goal.
Your weight gain plan should cover how much weight you would want to gain, what foods to eat, what exercises to do as well as which days to workout. By writing up a detailed weight gain plan you’ll reach your goal much sooner than if you went without it.
Consume Healthy High Calorie Foods
When it comes to gaining weight fast for girls one needs to consume healthy high calorie foods. Food you should consume include brown rice, wholegrain bread, pasta, rolled oats, full cream milk, eggs, chicken, beef, pork, nuts, raisins, dark green leafy vegetables, fruits and oils such as coconut and olive oils. These foods will allow you to gain weight faster than junk food plus you’ll feel a whole lot healthier consuming these wholesome foods.
Use Resistance Exercises
When it comes to building a curvy physique one must gain weight mainly in the form of muscle tissue. Muscle gives you more of a curvier look than fat alone. Don’t worry about gaining too much muscle as most women don’t have enough testosterone to build lots of muscle. Exercises you should incorporate into your workout include push ups, chin ups, pull ups, dips and if you have access to weights include squats, deadlifts and bench press. These exercises are known as compound exercises and are considered to be the best exercises to build muscle quickly.
Use Cardiovascular Exercises
As part of a balanced workout one should also incorporate cardiovascular exercises into their workout. Cardiovascular exercises promote a more efficient heart, prevention of plaque build-up on arterial walls, creation of new blood vessels for improved uptake of nutrients to the muscles and improved efficiency of waste removal of metabolic wastes.
When people picture cardiovascular exercises they imagine a slow and steady jogging pace on the treadmill believing that they’re targeting their fat burning zone. While it’s true that you’re targeting your fat burning zone, you’re not burning a great deal of calories overall, as fat is the only source of fuel. To burn a greater number of calories overall one needs to burn not only fat but carbohydrates as well. This in turn will accelerate your fat loss creating that toned, curvy look.
A great cardiovascular exercise that not only saves you time but is more effective in the long run is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT works by alternating sprinting with walking for a number of sets. There are more benefits to HIIT than steady state cardio such as an elevated metabolism for an entire 24 hour period after exercise and a greater number of calories burned.
Use Supplements Wisely
For those who are using supplements to aid their weight gain one needs to be careful which supplements to consume. There are weight gain supplements promising you to gain weight which contain harmful additives such as artificial colours and flavours, preservatives and low grade ingredients. One has to understand that supplements supplement your food intake and should never be heavily relied upon; in fact the first 9 to 12 months of working out should be based on consuming wholesome foods as wholesome foods are always better than supplements since they are better absorbed by the body.
However in respect to what I’ve mentioned, supplements can be of great help for those who are really skinny and who have tried their best in consuming vast amounts of food. Supplements you should be focusing on should be the basics such as whey protein powder and for those more advanced in their weight gain journey, creatine monohydrate. These two should only be the supplements you’ll ever consider taking.
Go To Bed Early
Going to bed early is crucial to your weight gain since sleeping is the time whereby your body recuperates, building muscle tissue as well as losing fat. The best time to go to bed is before 10pm as muscle building hormones are released such as IGF-1 (Insulin like Growth Factor-1), HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and Testosterone as well as Melatonin between the hours of 11pm and 1am.
With these six tips discussed above I hope you take these to mind and put these tips to practice. As an up-and-coming Personal Trainer I am dedicated to showing you how to gain weight fast for girls. I wish you all the best in your weight gain journey.
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