Take more meat, milk, yoghurts,fish and eggs; Also potatoes, yams, brown rice.
Eat more than three times a day.
Use bigger plates and try finish it.
Cook with more sauce & spices.
Try to rest more often.
Avoid stress and physically exhausting stuff.
And just like being overweight, being underweight also has its problems both medically and psychologically.
Not everyone is happy being “small” or being underweight.
It is based on what we call the BMI Body Mass Index. If your BMI is less than 18.5, you are underweight. And if more than 24.5, you are overweight and if more than 30, you are fat or obese, and if more than 40, your life is at risk medically.
BMI= weight/height squared
Weigh yourself, record in kilograms. Measure your height, record the height in meters.
Do a square of the height (that means multiply the height by itself):
Now divide the weight by the answer-
What you get is the BMI.
A simple way to know is look at your parents, siblings and family member- if they are generally small people, sadly, you are most likely going to be small too.
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
The main trick is to eat, eat and eat.
Especially foods rich in fat and proteins.
Snacks, junk foods and all that stuff.
But watch it once you get overweight.
So I hope this little thread has helped someone get encouraged to gain a little weight. Don’t lose hope. Don’t give up.