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Gain weight on legs and butts

How do I put some weight on my legs and butts?
(August 1, 2008)

One of the best ways to gain weight is to consume calories and energy that are much more than the amount of energy and calories spent during the day. One important point to be noted while consuming foods for weight gain a static diet should consist of nutritionists yet high calorie foods. Although counting calories is usually a time-consuming affair, establishing it for a short period of time will help you to instinctively understand and learn the different kinds of foods and the amount of calories that it contains. Consuming protein helps to build muscle power and excellent sources of protein can be found in fresh fish, lean meat including red meat chicken, and turkey, milk and dairy products, cottage cheese and eggs. In order to build muscle on the lower part of the body, weight training is essential such as leg press, squats and other forms of resistance training.

Protein in combination with weight training helps to build muscles. To understand the relation between the two, one must know that protein consists of amino acids. During the process of weight training, the need for amino acids is greater and hence without adequate amino acids weight gain is unachievable. Carbohydrates are also important as it is converted into glucose and glycogen in the body. Glucose is an immediate source of vital energy and is essential for any form of exercise. However complex carbohydrates such as whole meal or whole grain products, brown rice, etc. are important for any type of training.

Contrary to popular notion certain forms of dietary fat is also important for the ability to gain weight and build mass. However essential fat from sources such as flaxseed oil, oily fish, extra virgin olive oils, cod liver oil, and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, macadamia etc. must be part of your diet. Essential fatty acids also referred to as omega-3 and omega-6 from fish products are beneficial for weight gain and general health overall. It is important that you consume at least 5 or 6 small meals or snacks throughout the day while keeping a gap at least three hours between each snack. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables also ensures that your daily source of minerals and vitamins are taken for the benefit of health and for weight gain.

Always ensure that the food that you eat is calorie dense yet high in nutrition and nourishment. Although junk food contains tremendous amount of calories it is usually laden with trans fat or hydrogenated oils and saturated fat which is detrimental to the heart. Eat a well-balanced meal and keep a tab on the amount of calories that you consume.

Submitted by M S on August 1, 2008 at 12:16


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