For many people, gaining weight is not a difficult task. However, for the naturally thin or extremely active people, gaining weight can be just as significant an effort as most people put into losing weight.
If you try to eat more without exercising then the majority of weight you gain will be fat. If you eat extra calories, lift weights, and don’t gain weight too fast (about 1 to 2 pounds a week) you will build more muscle.
Look for this week’s article to see practical tips on gaining weight/muscle the healthy way!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.