If weight gain is your fitness prerogative, here’s a checklist designed to help you pack on the pounds. From challenges to solutions—this is the skinny person’s guide to gaining weight
Often, any talk of weight gain attempts are met with amazement. What’s even more baffling to some is the suggestion that a ‘skinny’ person could be subject to body shaming. “In matters of weight management, gaining weight is just as challenging as losing it. The problem of weight depends not only on the amount of food one eats, but also their nutrients and mineral intake. Any weight gain effort before your big day will require a lifestyle change with regard to nutritional intake. You must include diverse food items with adequate percentages of carb, protein and fat. Adequate nutrition, regular exercise and an informed plan will help you attain the desired body frame,” declares celebrity nutritionist and dietician Nmami Agarwal.
The important question to address is whether the weight gain is fat or muscle. “Muscle weight can be gained by means of nourishing your body through balanced diet and exercise. Be it gaining or losing weight—it all depends on your metabolism, training regimen, eating habits, gender, age, medical condition, and of course, body type,” shares fitness expert Prayas Kharbadikar, an influencer at BeardBoy Fitness.