Training to Gain Weight: What to Eat
Training to gain weight can be one of the most challenging things to do. While lifting heavy weights is going to go a long way in helping you gain muscle weight, what you eat is going to play a bigger role.
There would be no point in eating like a rabbit if you were looking for some serious weight gain and muscle mass - no amount of heavy lifting will make up for a lack of food!
So, if you are training to gain weight, the three points below are going to help you achieve this goal.
1. Eat More
It makes sense to start with the most obvious point, but to gain weight you need to eat more than you are doing right now.
That said, this is not an excuse to eat everything in sight - far from it! You need to eat slightly more calories than you burn each day.
For example, if you know that you roughly burn 1,800 calories a day, a good place to start would be to eat 2,000 calories.
2. Drink Shakes
For anyone looking to gain weight, constantly eating can get very boring, very quickly. It takes a lot of time and effort to eat big meals each day.
Remember, it's just as simple to blend oats, peanut butter and a protein powder yourself. Both these options are an easy way to get extra calories in each day.
3. Big Breakfast
Breakfast time is usually when people are least distracted by other demands, as the day has only just started. So, with that in mind, eating a large breakfast is an easy way to get those extra calories before you start your day.
PRO TIP: Have your normal breakfast and throw in a shake to really kick-start your day!