Today we are going to talk about some of the ways you can healthily gain weight and in particular how to make your own weight gain program. To do this properly you’ll need to seek the guidance and help of a health care professional to make sure of what you can and cannot do safely. Making sure you don’t have any health issues that could get in the way of your weight gaining program or finding ways to work around any issues you may have is very important. Once you have the all clear from your doctor you need to establish some specific and measurable goals that you can track during your weight gain program. You also need to develop a healthy eating plan making sure to incorporate the key nutrients you’ll need to feed your muscle gain. Do some research and talk to someone with nutritional knowledge in this area. Always remember that the program you make will not give you success over night. Work hard toward your goals on a regular basis and stay persistent. This will take patience but you will feel great when you start noticing results.
So if you’re wondering how you can establish some intermediate goals for your weight gain program, start by finding your long term goals. When you have your long term goals planned out you need to subdivide them to get your intermediate goals. When you start your weight gaining program, don’t over-do it by jumping in full force and trying to complete a marathon if you have not been exercising regularly before-hand. That is next to impossible and you’ll be let down. Be realistic and don’t give yourself a bad start or injure your body causing you to wait longer to get to your goals. Something you can do to find your goals is to use the acronym S.M.A.R.T. which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results, in Time orientated or Trackable goals. An example of using this would be instead of saying I want to eat better, a more specific goal would be, “I want to eat nine servings of fruit and vegetables every day”. An intermediate goal of this specific goal would be, “I want to incorporate 3 to 4 servings of vegetables into my daily eating plan”
Making sure you monitor your weight gain performance can do wonders for keeping you on track and keeping you closer to your goals. An example of this would be if you wanted to increase your physical activity by running you could use a pedometer to measure the number of steps you take every day. If you’re trying to increase your food consumption or keep track of a certain food group you want to eat more of, there are apps you can enter your food into or you could keep a nutritional journal. Writing down what you eat will help you get to your longer term goals with weight gain. If you want larger muscles then record what exercises you’re doing and how much you are doing them. It’s simple once you get in the habit of making time to keep track of things.