You can get fatter this way: 10 tips

Warren James
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Whoever tries to lose weight will be jealous of someone who wants to get fatter. Eat as much as you want? That’s what I do it for, many dieters think. That jealousy is unjustified. Arriving often takes more effort than losing weight. You can already be proud if you gain 1 kilo in 3 to 4 weeks. And pudding rolls are not included. At least it’s okay.

Too low a weight is also not healthy. Do you think you are too thin? You can calculate your BMI on the website of the Voedingscentrum.

When are you underweight?

Being a little thinner than average is not a bad thing in itself. As long as you are healthy and eat enough (and healthy), there is no problem. Underweight is when you weigh less than is good for your health. In general, you are underweight when your BMI is lower than 18.5.  Sometimes the lifestyle plays a role in the development of underweight. For example, seniors who have difficulty chewing or swallowing run a risk of being underweight. Too low a weight can also occur because you will not get a bite through your throat due to prolonged stress. But there are also people who are healthy and live healthily and yet are underweight. Kimora Lee Simmons’ Daughter, Ming Lee, Shares Sizzling Bathing Suit Photos — Her Father, Russell And Sister, Aoki, Put Her Blast With These Comments. A few are considerably underweight because losing weight has become an obsession. Diets then turn into an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

What are the consequences of being underweight?

Being underweight can entail health risks. It can deteriorate your condition and make you listless and tired. This allows you to get sick faster. Those who are underweight and do not get enough nutrients can, for example, develop anemia due to iron deficiency and fractures due to osteoporosis (bone loss).

10 tips to arrive

If you want to arrive, it can be tempting to throw yourself on pudding and sausage rolls, snickers, a whole bag of chips or half a cream cake. But also for someone who is too skinny, this type of food is unhealthy. What to do?

  1. Eat ‘normally’ 3 times a day. Good breakfast. Lunch well. Cook tasty, fresh and healthy in the evening. In addition, add extra eating moments for a healthy snack. Fruit, a sandwich, dates, figs, dried fruits or nuts.
  2. Try to eat something a total of 6 times a day.
  3. Ensure variation in taste (sweet-savory), in temperature (hot-cold), color and choice of ingredients and preparation methods.
  4. Do not make the food and snacks too heavy or too fat. Eating too fat inhibits appetite, while the intention is to eat something every few hours if you want to arrive.
  5. Of fresh things, your appetite often increases. Give it a try with a glass of fruit or tomato juice or a few pieces or pieces of fruit.
  6. Take a cup of broth half an hour before your hot meal. That also wants to trigger the trek.
  7. Ensure adequate rest, relaxation and exercise.
  8. Get a good basic supply of groceries, so that there is always something to eat, also for in-between meals.
  9. Drink dairy drinks or smoothies. With this you can easily get extra calories and proteins.
  10. Are you unable to gain weight on your own? Then call in a dietician. You will find a dietician in your area at the Dutch Association of Dietitians or the Dietitian Cooperative Nederland  .

How do you get extras?

Eating extras to arrive doesn’t just have to be unhealthy or high in fat. Consider eating / drinking the following foods:

  • Rusk with banana
  • Crisp bread with tuna salad
  • Cracker with roast beef or fricandeau
  • Eat a sandwich with cheese, ham and slices of pineapple or apple
  • Granola with margarine
  • A glass of milk, buttermilk, yogurt drink
  • Bowl of yogurt with fruits
  • Cup of soup with chicken or soup balls, vegetables, vermicelli or rice, with a piece of baguette

Medications that can cause underweight

Some medicines can also cause your weight to fall below a healthy level. Many medicines have one or more side effects that can affect the appetite or the amount of nutrients in your body. This varies from reduced sense of smell and taste or less appetite, to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea.

  • Wetting agents can sometimes result in (excessively) increased excretion of minerals.
  • Some laxatives inhibit the absorption of calcium and fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Psychotropic drugs (sleeping pills or antidepressants, for example) generally increase appetite, but can have an opposite effect especially in the case of overdose.
  • ADHD medication such as Ritalin can inhibit appetite.
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Warren James is the lead editor for Diving Daily. Warren has written for many publications including the New York Daily News, Vanity Fair and Yahoo. Warren is based in New York city and covers issues affecting local communities. In addition to following the day-to-day life of the Big Apple, Warren also has a passion for martial arts.