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High calorie diet to gain weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I am very thin, how can I gain weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Eat more calories
Doctor :   This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200
Doctor :   You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day
User :   yes
Doctor :   Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.
Doctor :   choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables.
User :   can you provide me a diet plan
Doctor :   Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.
Doctor :   u can get ur personalised diet menu from this link
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   also u need to exercise
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
Doctor :   confirm ur details
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
Doctor :   Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars
Doctor :   Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples
User :   OK
Doctor :   Focus on free weight exercises like which do not require machinery that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.
Doctor :   It might take a long time, usually a few months, for the weight to actually show
User :   OK
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   No.., thanx doctor
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
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